Category Archives: tenouchi

Kyudo Notebook: Practice, Practice

It’s been a long time, and what can I say? The election. But while all that was going on, practice continued, we had some really good tutorials, a lot of great yumi conversation over the New Year holidays… One of … 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: 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: Tenouchi II

I finally had a chance for a practice day since the tenouchi advice. The name of the game is to find a consistent pattern that will produce consistent results. The changes to my tenouchi seem to be positive overall. The … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Tenouchi

Just recovering from a weekend tutorial with an overnight at an onsen. The main purpose of the tutorial was actually to build up some strength within Hokkaido for the national competition, so the majority of both days was spent in … Continue reading

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