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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Other editions – View all Kyudo: Florin Baiduc rated it it was amazing Jul 17, Mary Zambales rated it really liked it Sep 23, The following year he was promoted to 6th dan. Fran rated it it was amazing May 04, The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery is the most comprehensive reference work on the subject available. 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.

In closing, just a few more words: However, like another reviewer said, kyudo can’t be taught solely from a book it’s like looking at a sculpture through pictures ; a serious student should consider finding a kyudo dojo or at least someone to give hands-on training.

To ask other readers questions about Kyudoplease sign up. 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.

They are that good. With detailed descriptions and numerous illustrations it provides a solid understanding of the technology of Kyudo. Ester rated it it was amazing Feb 27, 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 Way of the Warrior. I didn’t give a full five stars because I didn’t want the reader to believe that this book will teach them Kyudo.

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Good explanations of what Kyudo is and how it fits into Japanese culture, and why it is of interest in the wider world. Kyudo is one such.

Want to Read saving…. Later their relationship with Onuma sensei deepened when they moved into an apartment above the family archery equipment shop. It examines the essfnce in which the cognitive mind, or shin kokorocombines with vital energy, ki, producing the self-control and emotional stability essential to proper technique.

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The technical core of the book is contained in Chapters Six, Seven and Eight. Joel rated it really liked it Sep 17, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Jimmy rated it it was amazing Jan 28, A brief bibliography and essrnce 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.

Dan DeProspero is a renshi rokudan 6th danan authorized kyudo instructor, and his wife, Jackie, is the first non-Japanese woman to be promoted adn the rank of godan 5th dan in the art.

Alison rated it really liked it Mar 31, The book begins with a discussion of what kyudo is and why people pursue it as a lifelong archedy. Depth Chargz rated it it was amazing Apr 02, This is an excellent book on Kyudo, from it’s history and context to technical details.

No eBook available Amazon. A essrnce book that touches most aspects of this martial art, with some great quotes from Onuma sensei in the interview section at the end. Open Preview See a Problem? Feb 16, Malcolm Zachariah rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

A good introduction to Kyudo. 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. essencce

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It is a little difficult to source. Wim rated it really liked it Sep 10, Jun 15, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: HeJin Kim rated it it was amazing Dec 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.

This book is a very good general overview of Kyudo. Well illustrated photos and line drawings. Almost poetic in their nature, they illustrate the experience of one who has lived a lifetime of Kyudo, and leave the reader wanting more. Terri Merz rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Chapter Six is entitled “Hassetsu: No book ever could. Contents The History and Development of Kyudo.

Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery by Hideharu Onuma

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Terence rated it liked it Jul 03, The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery is the most comprehensive reference work on the subject available.

To understand the history, terminology, and basic concepts of practice, there is much that this book can provide. Stuart rated it liked it Aug 28, 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.

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