Category Archives: dozukuri

Kyudo Notebook: Details

In one way it’s hard to believe I haven’t written anything in three months, but in another it makes sense. Although I’ve been practicing regularly my mind has been elsewhere, either family or work. Time to get back. What I’ve … 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: 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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Kyudo Notebook: Back to the Dojo

After ten days away, back to the dojo yesterday with only about five hours of sleep. One interesting phenomenon I’ve noticed before is that, when I have enforced time away from practice, but then come back to it after a … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Tutorial

Happy New Year! These are my notes from a November tutorial with a respected teacher, hanshi 8-dan. We’ve had this every year for three years now (see 2010, 2011). Compared to previous ones it seemed like this year more attention … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Advice

Some good advice from a number of teachers over the weekend. Some of this was specific to me and my own difficulties, but some stuff might also be of interest. Useful details on how to hold the arrows in the … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Winter Tutorial

A good tutorial over the weekend. Everyone left exhausted. The emphasis was on taihai because, as recent articles in Kyudo suggest, the ANKF seems to feel that this needs more emphasis. It’s easy to understand why. Most people only have … Continue reading

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