In case nobody has ever noticed, “D”, from the fantasy sci-fi novels and animated films, “Vampire Hunter D” is one of the most interesting dark heroes ever, and is remarkably akin to the ideal martial artist. The original Vampire Hunter D animated film from 1985 was one of the first anime films I was exposed… Continue reading Vampire Hunter D Exhibition
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
“Use chopsticks with your left hand.” This is one tip I heard about a while ago that is supposed to help our “tenouchi”, which refers to the left hand that we grip the bow with. I suppose this is helpful for only right handed people who rarely use their left hand for small and detailed… Continue reading Tenouchi Tips
This is a long story, that hopefully is coming to an end. Here I’d like to talk about some pain I’ve had in my right shoulder from doing kyudo. Perhaps there is some information here that may be of help to you. Perhaps you have some valuable information I’m missing, in that case please comment… Continue reading Kyudo Injuries: Right Shoulder Part 1
Hisashi buri! Long time no chat folks. Not due to a lack of bow and arrow in my life, but rather very much the opposite … plus giant bucket loads of other life deals flowing around. It’s at times like these I remember what a luxury it is to be able to consistently work on… Continue reading Long Hiatus and Beard-Haters in Japan
The pressure of expectant eyes, the power of an upward draft. In this downward spiral of a falling leaf, is the beauty of our short passage. Obstructing branches are not meant to obstruct, but to inspire the path of the fallen. Stuck in time are rocks and branches, blessed are the dying leaves. In time… Continue reading The Living Body
No need to fear death, because it doesn’t you.