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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Hideharu Onuma Yhe was the 15th-generation headmaster of a classical archery tradition, the Heki-ryu Sekki-ha, and at the time of his death in was a hanshi kyudan 9th danone of the most senior teachers of modern kyudo.

The book begins with a discussion of what kyudo is and why people pursue it as a lifelong study. 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.

Good explanations of what Kyudo is and how it fits into Japanese culture, and why it is of interest in the wider world. I got this mainly because I was moving far from my teacher, so this hhe 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.

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

Jan archerh it really liked it Dec 18, Refresh and try again. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Luigi rated japwnese it was amazing Dec 12, 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.


Depth Chargz rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Jul 21, David rated it liked it. But until now, no Japanese kyudo master has published a book on his art in English. 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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Almost poetic in their nature, they illustrate the experience of one who has lived a lifetime of Kyudo, and leave the kyyudo wanting more.

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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. Hardcoverpages. Heidi rated it really liked it Mar 01, 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.


In Dan DeProspero passed his examination for kyudo renshi instructor’s license.

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

Well illustrated photos and line drawings. Until his death in he made regular trips abroad to demonstrate and teach his art. Feb 16, Malcolm Zachariah rated it really liked it. With detailed descriptions and numerous illustrations it archsry a solid understanding of the technology of Kyudo. Book Reviews

It lets you know what you need about the sport to decide whther practiice not it’s something for you. Mar 30, Tim Weakley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lists with This Book.

Florin Baiduc rated it it was amazing Jul 17, 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. Jackie DeProspero was the first non-Japanese woman to be promoted to kyudo 5th dan.