Kyudo is about ups and downs. It’s not a machine. It doesn’t fit nicely into a day-planner. It cannot be forced. Kyudo is a natural phenomenon of the universe, its own entity in and of itself, and at the same time an interactive member with everything else it exists along. Kyudo follows certain laws of… Continue reading Where’s the Heart?
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)
Shin, Zen, Bi. 真、善、美。 Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. This is one of the cardinal concepts of kyudo. Truth is utilized to shoot a straight arrow. Goodness is in the physical effects of Truth on the outside world. It is hitting the mark. And there is Beauty, the untouchable result of Truth and Goodness. Or at… Continue reading Beauty in Relaxation