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
Hardcoverpages. 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.
It lets you know what you need about the sport to decide whther or not it’s something for you. The art of Japanese archery is seen as a means of directly experiencing, thence understanding, truth, goodness, and beauty through shugyo, the austere training of spirit, mind and body, using the bow as a vehicle and one’s Self, as the target. Shortly after their arrival they met Hideharu Onuma and began their study of kyudo.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. The following year he was promoted to 6th dan.
Good explanations of what Kyudo is and how it fits into Japanese culture, and why it is of interest in the wider world. It is a little difficult to source. The Essence and Archert of Japanese Archery. 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.
This is why a kyudoka can practice an entire lifetime and still learn something new. Feb 04, Cheryl rated it really liked it.
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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.
Luigi rated it it was amazing Dec 12, This book is a fitting tribute to their teacher and an example of their deep devotion and thorough knowledge of kyudo in particular and the Japanese martial arts in general.
Refresh and try again. 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 forget.
This book is a very good general overview of Kyudo. The third chapter deals with the spirit of kyudo. 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.
Chapter Kf is entitled “Hassetsu: The Eight Pratice of Shooting.
Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery by Hideharu Onuma
The text of Kyudo was written by the DeProsperos, but the words and spirit are largely those of Onuma Sensei. Lists with This Book. 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.
To ask other readers questions about Kyudoplease sign up. He was essfnce in Tokyo in into a highly respected archery family. Return to Book Page. Manuel rated it really liked it Jun 03, Jun 15, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read te.
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The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery is the most comprehensive reference work on the subject available. Other editions – View all Kyudo: