Category Archives: uchiokoshi

Kyudo: State of the Union

Well, no, not that State of the Union. There have been a couple of tutorials and taikai since the last post, and several things seem to be coming together, though I’m wary of the “magic key” effect. I want to … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Rock and a Hard Place

So the good news is that by changing how I think about what I’m doing, certain problems have vanished. By seeking fulfillment through shooting my arms no longer drop at the release, and I’m now shooting more or less the … 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: 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: Midcourse

There’s a lot going on but it’s hard to write about because things aren’t settled. The shoulder injury remains a factor but is improving. The takeyumi seems to be coming along nicely and I’m very thankful to have this rather … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Autumn Tutorial

I seem to be getting back to normal as long as I go through a much-expanded warming-up process that includes some ki exercises suggested by Zen, a few rounds of subiki (which the bow needs to warm up as well), … Continue reading

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