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My Ten Commandments of Shooting

1.) Don’t aim at the target 2.) Don’t compromise 3.) Don’t tell others what to do 4.) Give the benefit of the doubt to others 5.) Challenge your limits 6.) Listen 7.) Watch 8.) Give yourself completely to nobiai (expansion) 9.) Shoot with your heart, not your words 10.) Open   Advertisements

Kyudo · Tenouchi - the Grip · Uncategorized

Importance of Nakaoshi on the Tenouchi

So here I am to write about the tenouchi (our left hand’s grip on the bow), because I’ve written a lot of posts in the past about the tenouchi, and it’s been a really long time since I’ve consciously touched on the subject. Now, it’s time to update things since a lot of my opinions… Continue reading Importance of Nakaoshi on the Tenouchi

Budo/Martial Arts · Kyudo · Kyudo Books · Reigi - Etiquette · Taihai - Ceremonial Movements · Uncategorized

Deeper Understanding of the Shaho-Kun and Raiki-Shagi Part V: Jin (仁) “Humanity is our Virtue”

This is Part V 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. It’s been a while since the last post in this series, for a lot of… Continue reading Deeper Understanding of the Shaho-Kun and Raiki-Shagi Part V: Jin (仁) “Humanity is our Virtue”

Kihontai - Fundamental Form · Kyudo Books · Taihai - Ceremonial Movements · Tsumeai - Correct Form · Uncategorized

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