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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Chapter Six is entitled “Hassetsu: Essece rated it really liked it Jun 03, 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.
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. This book is a very good general overview of Kyudo. 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.
In Dan DeProspero passed his examination for kyudo renshi instructor’s license. I didn’t give a full five stars because I didn’t want the reader to believe that this book will teach them Kyudo. HeJin Kim rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Refresh and try again. This review first appeared in Aiki News 96, vol. No eBook available Amazon. This falls under the heading of “books about things that you can’t learn to do from a book.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Regardless of the particular discipline that one studies, the topics covered in these conversations are of immediate bearing to all budoka and should prove invaluable in their training. The appendix is another feature of this book that makes it an important reference for everybody who is interested in martial disciplines in particular or Japanese culture in general.
Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery by Hideharu Onuma
Asathor rated it really liked it Sep 30, 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. Dan DeProspero is a renshi rokudan 6th danan authorized kyudo instructor, and his wife, Jackie, is the first non-Japanese woman to be promoted to the rank of godan 5th dan in the art.
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The book begins with a discussion of what kyudo is and why people pursue it as a lifelong study. It lets you know what you need about the sport to decide whther or not it’s something for you. A good introduction to Kyudo. The text of Kyudo was written by the DeProsperos, but the words and spirit are largely those of Onuma Sensei.
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Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery: a review
They are that pfactice. With detailed descriptions and numerous illustrations it provides a solid understanding of the technology of Kyudo. To understand the history, terminology, and basic concepts of practice, there is much that this book can provide. It’s not often that one has the opportunity to review a book that is the definitive work in its field, but I got lucky.
Fran rated it it was amazing May 04, Stuart rated it liked it Aug 28, In Kyu Kyudo-the Way of the Bow-is the oldest of Japan’s traditional martial arts and the one most closely associated with adn, the Way of the Warrior. Glenn rated it really liked it Mar 13, The DeProsperos have lived and studied kyudo and aikido in Japan for more than a dozen years, much of that time living with their teacher. Hideharu Onuma Sensei was the 15th-generation headmaster of a classical archery tradition, the Heki-ryu Sekki-ha, prqctice at the time of his death in was a hanshi kyudan 9th danone of the most senior teachers of modern kyudo.
Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery
Preview — Kyudo by Hideharu Onuma. My favorite passages are at the end of the book and comprise conversation between Dan DeProspero and Onuma Sensei. 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 Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery. Ian Margalhon rated it really liked it Jun 01, In closing, just a few more words: Until his death in he made regular trips abroad to demonstrate and teach his art. 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.
The Eight Stages of Shooting. Ester rated it it was amazing Feb 27, 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. The third chapter deals with the spirit of kyudo. Tue is a little difficult to source.