Category Archives: zanshin

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: 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: 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: Recitations

One of the practices we did at the beginning of each day during the seminar was formal recitation of the Raiki Shagi and Shaho Kun, the two short texts at the beginning of the Kyudo Kyohon, and also frequently displayed … 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: Pointer

The other day K-sensei came over and said, “You have a lot of things to work on now, eh?” and just smiled. I guess he enjoys seeing us struggle. Really. It’s growth. But he’s right. As usual I’m trying to … Continue reading

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