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Shoulder Update and the Importance of the Horizontal and Vertical Crosses

This is a continuation in a series of posts about my shoulder injury with kyudo. I am not a doctor and so everything must be taken with a grain of salt, but maybe you have experienced an injury in kyudo and can gain some helpful information from my small experience. Please don’t hesitate to write… Continue reading Shoulder Update and the Importance of the Horizontal and Vertical Crosses

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Are You Susceptible to Shoulder Injuries in Kyudo?

This is a kind of continuation from the past few posts on the “Kyudo Injuries: Shoulder” series discussing the causes and effects of a shoulder injury I’ve had from practicing shooting the bow and arrow. As an update I’ve been taking medicine, rubbing creams, and going to rehabilitation with a physical trainer for about an… Continue reading Are You Susceptible to Shoulder Injuries in Kyudo?

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The Importance of Taihai Part III: Kihon No Shisei and Kihon Dousa

So, in part one we defined taihai (all the movements we do in the shooting area that doesn’t involve shooting [though it’s also a part of shooting]), in part two we talked about how one needs to make a proper toriyumi shisei (basic posture of holding the bow and arrows while not shooting) in order… Continue reading The Importance of Taihai Part III: Kihon No Shisei and Kihon Dousa

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Teaching Without Words: Kihontai, Kihondousa, and Internal Energy

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