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Deeper Understanding of the Shaho-Kun and Raiki-Shagi Part IV: Source of the Raiki-Shagi, the “Book of Rites”

This is Part IV in a series about two very important texts in the kyudo world: the “Raiki-Shagi” and the “Shaho-Kun.” This series is based on information gleaned from the book “Michi no Yumi” (“道の弓”) written by Iwao Matsui Sensei. In this post I will talk about invaluable background information on the Raiki-Shagi, a little… Continue reading Deeper Understanding of the Shaho-Kun and Raiki-Shagi Part IV: Source of the Raiki-Shagi, the “Book of Rites”

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Deeper Understanding of the Shaho-Kun and Raiki-Shagi Part III: Raiki Shagi and Rei (礼)

This is part III in a series about two very important texts in the kyudo world: the “Raiki-Shagi” and the “Shaho-Kun.” This series is based on information gleaned from the book “Michi no Yumi” (“道の弓”) written by Iwao Matsui Sensei. In this post I’d like to talk specifically about the history of the Raiki-Shagi and… Continue reading Deeper Understanding of the Shaho-Kun and Raiki-Shagi Part III: Raiki Shagi and Rei (礼)

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Deeper Understanding of the Shaho-Kun and Raiki-Shagi Part II

In the last post I introduced the book, “Michi no Yumi” (“道の弓”) written by Iwao Matsui Sensei about the “Raiki-Shagi” and “Shaho-Kun”, two very important texts in the kyudo world. Here I’d like to go over the general format of the book, “Michi no Yumi”, which alone may reveal ideas and hints that may help… Continue reading Deeper Understanding of the Shaho-Kun and Raiki-Shagi Part II

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Deeper Understanding of the Shaho-Kun and Raiki-Shagi Part I

RAIKI-SHAGI Record of Etiquette – Truth of Shooting The shooting, with the round of moving forward or backward can never be without courtesy and propriety (Rei). After having acquired the right inner intention and correctness in the outward appearance, the bow and arrow can be handled resolutely. To shoot in this way is to perform… Continue reading Deeper Understanding of the Shaho-Kun and Raiki-Shagi Part I

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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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Shoulder Update and Kyudo Manual Volume 2 “Kyohon Dai-Nikan”

Well, it’s been almost three weeks since I’ve pulled the bow, and I’ve got about 5 days left until I’m planning to go back, which will make my time away about 3 and a half weeks in total. There is an upcoming seminar I want to go to which won’t involve all that much shooting,… Continue reading Shoulder Update and Kyudo Manual Volume 2 “Kyohon Dai-Nikan”

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Upcoming Blog Carnival & More From “Zen in the Art of Archery”

The blog carnival hosted by Sophelia at http://sopheliajapan.blogspot.jp/  is only five days away! So if you’re interested in joining get writing and contact Sophelia by email, and if you’re looking forward to reading all the different articles, mark April 19th on your calendar, yo. It should be good fun so don’t miss out! … Back to “Zen in… Continue reading Upcoming Blog Carnival & More From “Zen in the Art of Archery”