Hanare - Release · Kai - the Full Draw · Kyudo

Hanshi Teachings Part I: Two Golden Rules of Kyudo Technique

This is Part I of a series of posts called, “Hanshi Teachings” about things I’ve learned from the hanshi level teacher in my dojo. One time I was practicing with the hanshi sensei and he noticed that my kai, full draw, was really short. Not in space, but time. Instead of 6 to 8 seconds like… Continue reading Hanshi Teachings Part I: Two Golden Rules of Kyudo Technique

Image Training · Kyudo · Tournaments

自信よりも平常心

自信よりも平常心。 じしんよりもへいじょうしん。 Jishin yori mo heijoushin. Not confidence, but your normal relaxed mind. This is what’s important in kyudo, and what you can learn at tournaments. It occured to me this morning when I was talking to someone at kyudo this morning. She asked me, “How was the tournament?” “I did horrible.” “Even though you… Continue reading 自信よりも平常心