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The Vertical Line is in your Feet

In slightly more technical terms, the tatesen (vertical line) is in your ashibumi (stance). I’ve been having trouble with my tatesen lately, trying to raise my uchiokoshi high enough, stretch my spine upwards, and effectively use my feet. So how do you use your feet in kyudo? A long time ago a teacher once told… Continue reading The Vertical Line is in your Feet

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When it all Unravels, Find Your Feet

My recent downward spiral has continued further. No matter how hard I try to apply certain techniques and balance everything with my breathing, it’s all fallen apart and my mind darts around my body amid shooting, sending my arrows every which way. But I think I’ve found a way out of this pit. At today’s… Continue reading When it all Unravels, Find Your Feet