Have you ever thought that underneath our surface layer of white lines, these pictures, and images, and videos, and explanations, and monies, and promises, and smiles … Underneath these right-angle stones, are dark truths with big guns that do whatever they like? Have you ever thought, that demons really are real, except that they are… Continue reading Have You Ever Thought?
Forgive the brevity and lack of explanations of this post. I’ll just be jotting down really quickly short notes I took during a seminar I visited last week. Hopefully later I can go into them in more depth. -Raise elbow in daisan to take pressure off our hands in the kake. -Our hands don’t change… Continue reading Points Observed at Seminar
Last weekend I went to a koushuukai (seminar) in Oita City. During that time, I received vast amounts of technical wisdom. In the next post I will quickly jot down the big points I took note of, and later on I hope to go over a few of those points in further detail. I also sat… Continue reading Kyudo Revolutions: Goodbye “You have to…”
Kyudo fosters traits like patience, refraining from unnecessary action, and moderation. We are taught to make each arrow the best arrow we shoot, and to do so only with the greatest of honor and care. Seeking honesty, we often avoid side tracking distractions, and focus just on this one path. It’s almost like when we… Continue reading Change and Reps
We strive to be our very best, the very best archer that ever existed in the universe. We seek complete honesty and honor while holding the bow. We take everything very seriously, take advantage of every breath possible, take all the knowledge and experience we can get. Only one life! We could die at any… Continue reading Secret Japanese Secret
My recent downward spiral has continued further. No matter how hard I try to apply certain techniques and balance everything with my breathing, it’s all fallen apart and my mind darts around my body amid shooting, sending my arrows every which way. But I think I’ve found a way out of this pit. At today’s… Continue reading When it all Unravels, Find Your Feet
So here’s some new revelations for breathing methods in kyudo. Perhaps there are various types and timings of breathing. This is one I was recently told about and am trying. As I inhale while turning my head to the target I inhale big, then inhale further sticking out my belly as much as possible while… Continue reading Max Belly Breathing