Category Archives: daisan

Kyudo Notebook: Broken String in Sharei

Just a quick note of something I learned at a tutorial the other day. Although normally in sharei, if  you break a string there is no fixing it — you move back to the honza and wait while everyone else … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Nagoya Seminar 2016

After the seminar ended I had a ton of things to catch up on, and with the holiday finally have time. I suppose the big news is that next year’s Asia-Oceania Seminar will be in New Zealand, the first time … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Snow

So winter has begun. Things have been quiet in part because there was so much to do getting the house ready, and in part because I’ve been struggling with the same general problem since August, where arrows would go quite … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: 2015 Asia-Oceania Seminar

They say that when the student is ready, the master appears. That’s what Seminar A was like for me this year, and I learned the solutions to several problems that I’d been struggling with for years, sometimes even without really … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Stability (Again, Maybe, Who knows?)

After a long struggle it seems I’m finding some stability. My teachers continue to emphasize shooting from the heart (kokoro), and I can’t say that I’ve made any progress on that, it seems like various threads are coming together. Some … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Choices

Back in the realm of practical matters, for the past several months I experimented with arranging daisan so that I could sight the target with my right eye, but eventually my teacher seemed to decide that enough was enough. It … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Nagoya 2014 (4) Advice

Since fundamentally this blog is just my kyudo notebook, I want to note down the advice I received from the different teachers. Sometimes when you go to these tutorials you get so much different advice from different teachers that it … Continue reading

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