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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I got this mainly because I was moving far from my teacher, so this przctice most useful as a reference into aspects that I slowly forget. Terence rated it liked it Jul 03, Other editions – View all Kyudo: The DeProsperos have lived and studied kyudo and aikido in Japan for more than a dozen years, much of that time living with their pracice. In Dan DeProspero passed his examination for kyudo renshi instructor’s license. The next two chapters are detailed descriptions of the archery range and equipment used in the art of kyudo.
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Mar 30, Tim Weakley rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 Onuma, clearly demonstrating the fundamental techniques and daily practice of this form of “standing Zen.
Praactice until now, no Japanese kyudo master has published a book on his art in English.
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Mary Zambales rated it really liked it Sep 23, Chapter Six is entitled “Hassetsu: I got this mainly because I was moving far from my teacher, so this is most useful as a reference into aspects that I slowly 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.
The following year he was promoted to 6th dan. The Eight Stages of Shooting. It’s a discipline, a meditation, a practice, and while one can easily learn the This falls under the heading of “books about things that you can’t learn to do from a book. It’s a discipline, a meditation, a practice, and while one can easily learn the techniques from proper instruction, one can never master it to perfection. Feb 04, Cheryl rated it really liked it. 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.
The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery.
Manuel rated it really liked it Jun 03, With detailed descriptions and numerous illustrations it provides a solid understanding of the technology of Kyudo. He was born in Tokyo in into a highly respected archery family. This is an excellent book on Kyudo, from it’s history and context to technical details. Arek Grzelak rated it really liked it Jan 06, The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery. Jimmy rated it it was amazing Jan 28, My library Help Advanced Book Search. It lets you know what you need about the sport to decide whther or not it’s something for you.
To understand the essenxe, terminology, and basic concepts of practice, there is much that this book can provide. It is a little difficult to source.
In Kyu Kyudo-the Way of the Bow-is the oldest of Japan’s traditional martial arts and the one most closely associated with bushido, the Jjapanese of the Warrior. Good explanations of what Kyudo is and how it fits into Japanese culture, and why it is of interest in the wider world.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.
Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery: a review
The third chapter deals with the spirit of kyudo. I plan on studying kyudo if all goes well. My favorite passages are at the end of the book and comprise conversation between Dan DeProspero and Onuma Sensei. Luigi rated it it was amazing Dec 12, 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.
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