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The Purpose of Taihai: Shin (Truth) Zen (Goodness) Bi (Beauty)

What is the purpose of taihai? You know, all of the movements incorporated into the art of kyudo like walking and standing and bowing that aren’t actually pulling the bow. The answer was hiding in front of my face the whole time and I didn’t even realize it. The purpose of taihai is the same… Continue reading The Purpose of Taihai: Shin (Truth) Zen (Goodness) Bi (Beauty)

Budo/Martial Arts · Kyudo · Shin - Truth · Shin, Zen, Bi - Truth, Goodness, Beauty · Tenouchi - the Grip

Kyudo Injuries and Trying to Find the Right Bow Strength

What’s the right bow strength for you? Most teachers, books, and practitioners will say something to the effect of, “You should use the bow strength that’s right for you.” This statement sounds simple, but it’s one I’ve rejected for most of my time with the bow. Now I’m finally coming to understand it. … My… Continue reading Kyudo Injuries and Trying to Find the Right Bow Strength

Budo/Martial Arts · Kyudo · Shin - Truth

Why is Discipline Important in Kyudo?

Discipline is a concept often affiliated with kyudo. It seems obvious. The same could be said for martial arts in general. Perhaps of all the key words that go along with martial arts, wouldn’t you put “discipline” near the top? But what about “freedom”? What about the “art” in martial arts? And the “way” in… Continue reading Why is Discipline Important in Kyudo?