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Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery (Bushido--The Way of the Warrior) [Hardcover]

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Item description for Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery (Bushido--The Way of the Warrior) by Hideharu Onuma, Dan Deprospero & 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 Second World War Eugen Herrigel introduced the concept of kyudo to the West in his classic Zen in the Art of Japanese Archery. But until now, no Japanese kyudo master has published a book on his art in English.
In Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery, Hideharu Onuma and his American co-authors, Dan and Jackie DeProspero, explain in detail both the spiritual and practical aspects of kyudo. 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."
Including chapters on equipment and kyudojo construction, Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery is the most comprehensive reference work on the subject available. 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.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Weight:   1.55 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 15, 1993
Publisher   Kodansha International
ISBN  4770017340  
ISBN13  9784770017345  

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1Books > Subjects > Outdoors & Nature > Hunting & Fishing
2Books > Subjects > Sports > General
3Books > Subjects > Sports > Individual Sports > Archery
4Books > Subjects > Sports > Individual Sports > Martial Arts > Martial Arts

Reviews - What do customers think about Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery (Bushido--The Way of the Warrior)?

History, application, and techniques all in one  Mar 28, 2008
This book was great because it gives the reader, the history of the Japanese bow, and how the culture of Bushido arose.
Great book, fun and an easy read.   Oct 8, 2007
Fun book if you want to not only learn the art of Japaneese long bow, but the history as well.
Art, Tradition and Spirit  Mar 12, 2007
In Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery (Bushido--The Way of the Warrior)yuo'll find the lost way in our every day life. Life as arrows, may flight to the tag or may be broken.
With a lots of pictures and explanations about Zen Archery, this book is a great deal.
very good introduction  Jul 3, 2006
i knew nothing about kyudo and found this book to be very helpful. Concise and easy to read without too much mumbo-jumbo. After reading the book, I just might try the sport
A Must-Have-And-Read book for Kyudo beginners  Jun 13, 2003
Wonderfull book, covers both spiritual and technical aspects of kyudo practice. Dialogs with Onuma-sensei are very very valuable for real understanding of what kyudo is stands for, problem solving section helps a lot for technics. Very well done as a book - exceptional quality. A must have book...

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