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Kyudo The Way of the Bow

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ISBN-10: 1570628521

ISBN-13: 9781570628528

Edition: 2002

Authors: Feliks F. Hoff

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Kyudo: The Way of the Bowis the authoritative guide to the technique and philosophy of the ancient art of Japanese archery. Originally a samurai discipline, kyudo integrates technical skill with the development of a completely focused and disciplined mind. Influenced by Shintoism and Zen, kyudo is a path of self-development and meditation that requires the archer to cultivate precision, a clear mind, and freedom from fear. This detailed, clearly written guide is an indispensable reference for kyudo students and an excellent sourcebook for anyone interested in the history of archery or warfare. The author, Feliks Hoff, a kyudo practitioner for over thirty years, gives a historical and…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface
A Brief History of Kyudo
Kyudo Schools and Branch Schools
Kyudojo: The Practice Hall
The Shooting Area
The Target Zone
Recording and Announcement of Hits
Retrieving the Arrows
Shooting at the Makiwara
Other Dojo Equipment
Dojo Etiquette
The Bow
The History of the Bow
The Shape of the Bow
The Length of the Bow
Fiberglass Bows
Stringing, Evaluation, and Maintenance of Bows
The Bowstring: Tsuru
The History of the Bowstring
Handling and Care
The Glove: Yugake
Arrows: Ya
The Shaft (No)
Nocks (Hazu)
Wrappings
Feathers
Haya and Otoya
Signature
Arrowheads
Types of Arrows
Quivers
Dress
Accessories
Basic Technique of the Heki School
Preparatory Movements
Ashibumi (Stance)
Dozukuri (Balance)
Yugamae (Readying the Bow)
Uchiokoshi (Raising the Bow)
Sanbun No Ni (Second Step toward Drawing the Bow)
Tsumeai (Reaching Maximum Draw)
Nobiai (Stretching, Extending)
Yagoro (Continuation of Nobiai)
Hanare (Release)
Zanshin (Reflection)
Yudaoshi (Lowering the Bow)
About Hanare (Release)
Breathing Patterns and Rhythm of Movements
Standing and Sitting
Aiming and Target Shooting
Practical Exercises
Teaching Beginners
How to Use the Rubber Practice Bow
Phases of Practice
Correcting Common Mistakes
Common Mistakes
Problems in Correction
Mistakes in Ashibumi (1-4)
Mistakes in Dozukuri (5-13)
Mistakes in Yugamae (14-23)
Mistakes in Uchiokoshi (24-27)
Mistakes in Hikiwake (Sanbun No Ni) (28-45)
Mistakes in Tsumeai (46-51)
Mistakes in Nobiai (52-56)
Mistakes in Hanare (57-83)
Mistakes in Zanshin (84-86)
Mistakes in Concentration (87)
Competition Forms
Forms of Competition in Kyudo
Examination Forms
Rules for Examinations
Target Games: Matoasobi
Special Forms of Shooting
Yumi no Kokoro: The Mind Born of Archery
Glossary
Recommended Reading
Illustration Credits
Resources