Today was much better than yesterday. (For a bit of griping check my last post.) I woke up and had to rush to work, but had everything together. The initial feeling wasn’t so good, not so bad either, but I wasn’t exactly looking forward to doing my second job teaching English to hotel employees. Last… Continue reading A Better Day: These Puzzles Are OK
Where do I begin. I’ll start with what I see, and then tell you what I did. Today there is ugly rain. The rain itself isn’t ugly, but where it falls is. Or maybe not where it falls is ugly, but it doesn’t look good in the rain. I have a great affinity for… Continue reading Ugly Rain, Ugly Kyudo
(Picture taken from “Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition”, looks like a sick game, but haven’t played it, just liked the art) There’s got to be an entry in the I Ching that deals with exactly what I’m speaking of, and I bet it’s called “small preparations”, or something to that effect. I’m talking… Continue reading Preparing for the Revolution
(picture found at http://www.japanese-archery.org.uk/kyudo.html) This was one of the first riddles to get over in practicing kyudo. What’s with all the tension? For a few years practicing tai chi chuan and then aikido, the number one thing I was trying to do was learn to relax my body in movement for maximum results. Relaxation,… Continue reading Tension in Kyudo
I’ve just finished reading the amazing fantasy novel, “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss, and it talks about a magic technique that seems very relevant to kyudo. The main character is a young boy learning to perform magic, “sympathy” as referred to in the book, and for particular abilities, he must split his… Continue reading Split Your Mind in 2
(This great photo was found at http://taintedink.com/hit-the-heart/, a site well worth a check. Though I’m not sure if it’s the original source. If not, I will cite it correctly if notified.) The other morning I really didn’t want to go to kyudo. But that’s not interesting, because it’s niether strange or rare. Most mornings… Continue reading No More!