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
If you’re on the path of Truth, then you’re probably going to see a lot of things you don’t like. … I’ve been trying to simplify my posts, but maybe this went too far.
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
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”
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