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

When Too Much Turns into Nothing

Everything in its excess turns to its opposite. Or something like that, goes the I-Ching. For the past few months I’ve been doing a lot of training and reading producing massive amounts of ideas I’ve wanted to put into words on the blog, but the time wasn’t there. Now, I have this strange void of… Continue reading When Too Much Turns into Nothing

Bi - Beauty · Budo/Martial Arts · Kyudo · Shin - Truth · Shin, Zen, Bi - Truth, Goodness, Beauty · Taihai - Ceremonial Movements · Zen - Goodness

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, Zen, Bi - Truth, Goodness, Beauty

Politics and Kyudo: Perseverance in the Darkest Night

The recent American presidential election has left me stunned. First, I thought, “What?” Next, “How!?” Then, “Why?” I have nothing to say politically here that isn’t already better explained in other sources available in the media, but I can’t help but mention in this small gateway of my mind to any readers who may pass… Continue reading Politics and Kyudo: Perseverance in the Darkest Night

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