Douzukuri - The Making of the Torso · Hanare - Release · Kyudo

Wake Up: Meditative States in Kyudo

I often find myself in a kind of trance during my shootings … and I’m trying to wake up from it. It usually happens when I’m shooting alone, or when I’m with only a few other people and not talking much. My eyes are half open and glazed, an hour passes without my knowledge, and… Continue reading Wake Up: Meditative States in Kyudo

Budo/Martial Arts · Kyudo

Surface to Air

I have only ever shot one arrow. And it is the last arrow that has been released. Are we good? Do we suck? It all depends on that last arrow we shot. The next arrow we are preparing. It’s about the arrow drawn in our grip right now. Just one arrow. Hitting one out of… Continue reading Surface to Air