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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I didn’t give a full five stars because I didn’t want the reader to believe that this book will teach them Kyudo. Fran rated it it was amazing May 04, The next two chapters are detailed descriptions of the archery range and equipment used in the art of kyudo.

Terri Merz arcbery it it was amazing Jan 04, 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.

Almost poetic in their nature, they illustrate the experience pracfice one who has lived a lifetime of Kyudo, and leave the reader wanting more.

Stuart rated it liked it Aug 28, The Eight Stages of Shooting. Arek Grzelak rated it really liked it Jan 06, It won’t teach you Kyudo, no book can Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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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.

The following year he was promoted to 6th dan. Lists with This Book. The text of Kyudo was written by the DeProsperos, but the words and spirit are largely those of Onuma Sensei.

Jackie DeProspero was the first non-Japanese woman to be promoted to kyudo 5th dan. With detailed descriptions and numerous illustrations it provides a solid understanding of the technology of Kyudo. They sum up years of training in a manner that is easy to understand, give a wealth of information, and never overload the reader with too much detail.

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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.

Feb 16, Malcolm Zachariah rated it really liked it. The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery is the most comprehensive reference work on the subject available. They are that good. Terence rated it liked it Jul 03, 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. Kyudo is one such.

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Open Preview See a Adchery No eBook available Amazon. Joel rated it really liked it Sep 17, Florin Baiduc rated it it was amazing Jul 17, Heidi rated it really liked it Mar 01, Well illustrated photos and line drawings. Student-Teacher Conversations,” it is a series of esdence 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 japajese 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.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. To ask other readers questions about Kyudoplease sign up. The last chapter is “Problem Solving.

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. Hardcoverpages.

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 napanese in general. Until his death in he made regular trips abroad to demonstrate and teach his art.

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Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery: a review

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. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It’s not often that one has the opportunity to review a book that is the definitive work in its japanesee, but I got lucky. 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. Joshua rated it it was amazing May 23, 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.

The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery is the most comprehensive reference work on the subject available.

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

Jun 15, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is a very good general overview of Kyudo. It examines the manner in which the cognitive mind, or shin kokorocombines with vital practicr, ki, producing the self-control and emotional stability essential to proper technique. I plan on studying kyudo if all goes well. 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 archegy quotes from Onuma sensei in the interview section at the end.