Category Archives: hada-ire

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: Shinsa

Well, I hope everyone did well at their testing. The one we had here over the weekend was pretty strict. Nobody passed 4-dan or 5-dan at all, and only two passed 3-dan. Everyone seemed to be having an off day. … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Kimono Sleeves, Etc

Yesterday we had our practice in kimono. One thing I discovered is that, because my left arm is bare when shooting that way, I need to adjust the way I sight the target at uchiokoshi/daisan slightly otherwise I go too … 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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Kyudo Notebook: Accumulations

It’s been a while since I wrote anything. I guess it felt too strange. But last weekend we had an all-day tutorial, and in the main teacher’s opening remarks he noted that it’s now been almost a month since the … Continue reading

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