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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The following year he was promoted to 6th dan. Ian Margalhon rated it really liked it Jun 01, I didn’t give a full five stars because I didn’t want the reader to believe that this book will teach them Kyudo.
Later their relationship with Onuma sensei deepened when they moved into an apartment above the family archery equipment shop.
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Read, highlight, and take notes, across thhe, tablet, and phone. Manuel rated it really liked it Jun 03, 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.
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The DeProsperos have japxnese and studied kyudo and aikido in Japan for more than a dozen years, much of that time living with their teacher. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery by Hideharu Onuma
With detailed descriptions and numerous illustrations it provides a solid understanding of the technology of Kyudo. 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. But until now, no Japanese kyudo master has published a book on his art in English.
It lets you know what you need about the sport to decide whther or not it’s something for you. The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery. The next two chapters are detailed descriptions of the archery range and equipment used in the art of kyudo. Jun 15, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.
Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery: a review
Good explanations of what Kyudo is and how it fits into Japanese culture, and kuudo it is of interest in the wider world. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery is the most comprehensive reference work on the subject available. Shortly after their arrival they met Hideharu Onuma and began their study of kyudo. Jul 21, David rated it liked it. In Kyu Kyudo-the Way of the Bow-is the oldest of Japan’s traditional martial arts achery the one most closely associated with bushido, the Way of the Warrior. Hardcoverpages.
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The book begins with a discussion of what kyudo is and why people pursue it as a lifelong study. 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.
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. Written with both novices and advanced students in mind, the book is wssence 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.
Almost poetic in their nature, they illustrate the experience of one who has lived a lifetime of Kyudo, and leave the reader wanting more. Open Preview See a Problem? Jimmy rated it it was amazing Jan 28, The History and Development of Kyudo. Well illustrated photos and line drawings.