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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In Dan DeProspero passed his examination for kyudo renshi instructor’s license. This book is a very good general overview of Kyudo. Tscully rated it it was amazing Sep 05, Open Preview See a Problem? But until now, no Japanese kyudo master practkce published a book on his art in English.
To ask other readers questions about Kyudoplease sign up. Jan rated it really liked it Dec 18, 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.
Mar 30, Tim Weakley rated it it was amazing Shelves: It won’t replace the assistance of a professor but it’s a very valuable aid to it’s study and progress.
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Alison rated it really liked it Mar 31, He was born in Tokyo in into a highly respected archery kyuvo. The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery is the most comprehensive reference work on the subject available. I didn’t give a full five stars because I didn’t want the reader to believe that this book will teach them 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.
Other editions – View all Kyudo: The Eight Stages of Shooting. The text of Kyudo was written by the DeProsperos, but the words and spirit are largely those of Onuma Sensei. Kyudo-the Way of the Bow-is the oldest of Japan’s traditional martial arts and the one most closely associated praactice bushido, tbe Way of the Warrior.
A good introduction to Kyudo. Well illustrated photos and line drawings. Jimmy rated it it was amazing Jan 28, Later their relationship with Onuma sensei deepened when they moved into an apartment above the family archery equipment shop.
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. Shortly after their arrival they met Hideharu Onuma and began their study of kyudo. Ian Margalhon rated it really liked it Jun 01, To understand the history, terminology, and basic concepts of practice, there is much that this book can provide.
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.
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.
The third chapter deals with the spirit of kyudo.
Chapter Six is entitled “Hassetsu: Still, Kyudo isn’t a sport. Terence rated it liked it Jul 03, The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery. Luigi rated it it was amazing Dec 12, Jun 15, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 04, Cheryl rated it really liked it.
I plan on studying kyudo if all goes well. Jul 21, David rated it liked it.
Glenn rated it really liked it Mar 13, 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.
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. They are that good. Oractice Options Sign in.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The following year he was promoted to 6th dan. Heidi rated it really liked it Pracice 01, This is an excellent book on Kyudo, from it’s history and context to technical details.
Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery: a review
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