Review of Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery by Hideharu Onuma, with Dan and Jackie DeProspero. Kyudo-the Way of the Bow-is the oldest of Japan’s traditional martial arts and the one most closely associated with bushido, the Way of the Warrior. After the. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.
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Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery: a review
It examines the manner in which the cognitive mind, or shin kokorocombines with vital energy, ki, producing the self-control and emotional stability essential to proper technique. A brief bibliography and a directory of kyudo dojo and organizations all over the world follow the appendix and provide the interested reader with means of further study and investigation of Japanese archery. Florin Baiduc rated it it was amazing Jul 17, Terri Merz rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Shortly after their arrival they met Hideharu Onuma and began their study of kyudo.
It won’t replace the assistance of a professor but it’s a very valuable aid to it’s study and progress.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Hideharu Onuma Sensei was the 15th-generation headmaster of a classical archery tradition, the Heki-ryu Sekki-ha, and at the time of his death in was a hanshi kyudan 9th danone of the most senior teachers of modern kyudo.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I plan on studying kyudo if all goes well. Student-Teacher Conversations,” it is a series of talks that the DeProsperos had with Onuma Sensei over a period of several years and covers a variety of subjects ranging from the purpose of training in kyudo or any martial art or waythe way budo training changes its practitioners, the mental processes and attitudes involved in training, to some of the aesthetic and philosophic principles intrinsic to the martial arts.
Well illustrated photos and line drawings.
Other editions – View all Kyudo: Almost poetic in their nature, they illustrate the experience of one who has lived rpactice lifetime of Kyudo, and leave the reader wanting more. The book begins with a discussion of what kyudo is and why people pursue it as a lifelong study.
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Preview — Kyudo by Hideharu Onuma. In closing, just a few more words: Hardcoverpages. Kyudo is one such. A wonderful book that touches most aspects of this martial art, with some great quotes from Onuma sensei in the interview section at the end. Feb 16, Malcolm Zachariah rated it really liked it. Special sections on problem solving and shitsu errors also make it a unique teaching and learning resource, and the concluding shiteimondo teacher-student dialogue provides unparalleled insights into the thoughts and teachings of a true master of the martial arts.
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archerg Chapter Two is a succinct discussion of the history and development of kyudo, beginning with the prehistoric period and continuing to the foundation of the All-Japan Kyudo Federation. Jan rated it really liked it Dec 18, Joel rated it really liked fo Sep 17, Manuel rated it really liked it Jun 03, Wim rated it really liked it Sep 10, Heidi rated it really liked it Mar 01, Open Preview See a Problem?
My favorite passages arcjery at the end of the book and comprise conversation between Dan DeProspero and Onuma Sensei. Kyudo-the Way of the Bow-is the oldest of Japan’s traditional martial arts and the one most closely associated with bushido, the Way of the Warrior.
The text of Kyudo was written by the DeProsperos, but the words and spirit are largely those of Onuma Sensei. The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery is the most comprehensive reference work on the subject available.
It won’t teach you Kyudo, no book can But until now, no Japanese kyudo master has published a book on his art in English. The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery. Alison rated it really liked it Mar 31, No trivia or quizzes yet.
Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery by Hideharu Onuma
They are that good. Written with both novices and advanced students in mind, the book is presented in simple, straightforward language and features hundreds of detailed illustrations, supplemented by rare photographs of Master Achery, clearly demonstrating the fundamental techniques and daily practice of this form of “standing Zen. Jul 21, David rated it liked it.
The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery is the most comprehensive ktudo work on the subject available. Stuart rated it liked it Aug 28, Tscully rated it it was amazing Sep 05, The art of Japanese archery is seen as a means of directly experiencing, thence understanding, truth, goodness, and beauty through shugyo, the austere japannese of spirit, mind and body, using the bow as a vehicle and one’s Self, as the target.
Feb 04, Cheryl rated it really liked it. Common terms and phrases archer ashibumi azuchi bamboo yumi basic beauty body bow maker breath centimeters ceremony chest fo daily practice daisan DeProspero Dojo dozukuri emperor etiquette feathers fingers front Gempei War glove grip hakama hanare hassetsu haya Heki Danjo Heki Ryu Hideharu hikiwake hit the target hold the bow incorrect Jackie Japan Japanese archery Japanese bow kamidana keep kneel in kiza kyudojo left hand length makiwara meters Minamoto Minamoto no Tametomo Miyamoto Musashi modern kyudo Nasu no Yoichi never Nihon Kyudo Renmei nock Onuma sensei otoya period physical practice kyudo practice of kyudo pull strength pushing release right foot right hand samurai second arrow seiza shajo shamen Shinto shooting place shooting procedure shot shoulder spirit stand Stretch string study of kyudo teaching technique tenouchi thumb Torikake Tosa Mitsuoki trainer tsuru uchiokoshi waraji warrior Yagyu Munenori yudaoshi yugaeri yugake yugamae zanshin Zen Nihon Kyudo.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. They sum up years of training in a anc that is easy to understand, give a wealth of information, and never overload the reader with too much detail. Onuma sensei, who was instrumental in introducing kyudo to the West, believed that kyudo belonged not just to the Japanese but to the whole world.