So I went to a tournament yesterday and did horrible. So now what should I do? How should anyone reflect after a tournament? How should one reflect when they do great? Should they feel great and not worry about changing anything? How should one reflect when they do horribly? Get upset and search for answers?… Continue reading Tournament Reflections
Keep it simple, like a dog. Like a Japanese dog. Short brown hair. Perked up ears. Ready to roll. Be simple, like a dog. This will greatly improve your kyudo, or maybe just mine. I was gifted this cool little dog clip to go on my bowstring. It’s kawaii, cute, which is I think is… Continue reading Tournament Dog
Kono Mama. Right here, just the way it is. Not over there. Not then. Right here, right now. Right here, right now. … Kono Mama means “just the way it is” in Japanese, not referring to the Kona Coffee I’m drinking right now sent by my momma. Hahaha. It’s OK, my wife didn’t laugh either.… Continue reading Kono Mama
I’m figuring it out. The tenouchi can be done. And bad habits can be broken. The answer lies in the tenmonsuji. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, tenouchi is the technique used in our left hand that grips the bow, and tenmonsuji is the line in our hand that runs perpendicular to… Continue reading Tenouchi Revelations!
I have a nasty habit in my tenouchi, and it just won’t go away. I try and try to fix it, but it just won’t go away. So I say screw it, give in, and then I hit the target. But I know inside it’s fake. So it’s time to quit this shit. How? By figuring… Continue reading My Nasty Tenouchi Habit
No rules. No limitations. This existed before everything else. This is when you eat your teacher. This is when you take number one at the tournament from everybody else. The world is the beast’s home. Here. There. Anywhere. Right here, the beast unfurls. Primal potential exposed, this is YOU. Ride the beast, be the beast.… Continue reading Beast Mode
Teaching without words. Teaching with movements. Space. Timing. Shape. Teaching the “Basic Body” (“Basic Postures” as said in the official Kyudo manual) and “Basic Movements”. In Kyudo we call these the 基本体 (kihontai) and 基本動作 (kihondousa). All of Kyudo is based in these kihontai and kihondousa. Kihontai, “Basic Body”, is comprised of: 1.) Standing, 2.) sitting… Continue reading Teaching Without Words: Kihontai, Kihondousa, and Internal Energy