Dai-San · Hikiwake - Drawing the Bow · Kyudo · Tsumeai - Correct Form

Raise the Roof and Don’t Stop in Daisan

Today I’d like to talk about the “daisan” phase, otherwise called the “two-thirds” draw. It’s apparent in every style of kyudo I’ve ever heard of. In fact, if there was a style of shooting without the daisan phase, I don’t think you could really call it kyudo. Different styles get to daisan different, but they… Continue reading Raise the Roof and Don’t Stop in Daisan

Kyudo · Tenouchi - the Grip · Uncategorized

Importance of Nakaoshi on the Tenouchi

So here I am to write about the tenouchi (our left hand’s grip on the bow), because I’ve written a lot of posts in the past about the tenouchi, and it’s been a really long time since I’ve consciously touched on the subject. Now, it’s time to update things since a lot of my opinions… Continue reading Importance of Nakaoshi on the Tenouchi