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Kyudo〜弓道①〜

In Japanese kyudo, archers use traditional asymmetric bows over 2 meters long as they attempt to strike a target from a distance of either 28 or 60 meters. Self-mastery is key in this exacting martial art, where the target is said to reflect the heart, and correct attitude and technique are seen as intertwined. We use a high-speed camera to track the path of a skilled archer's arrows as they fly through the air, shining a light on the depth and subtleties of kyudo's hidden techniques.

Student's Kyudo(3)

Excellent players of Kyudo , or Japanese Archery .
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弓道②(Kyudo - The Way of the Bow)

We present a special feature on Kyudo, or traditional Japanese archery. Unlike western archery, Kyudo is not simply about striking a target, it is about observing the proper etiquette, actions and state of mind. We look into the history of the art and introduce the customs that govern its every aspect, from the instant the archer enters the dojo until the moment they leave.

Kyudo Master and class

A master and his students show their art.
Ein Meister und seine Schüler zeigen ihr Können.
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Kyudo: The Japanese martial art of archery explained

Kyudo originated in 12th century Japan out of samurai culture and beliefs. It is the martial art of archery, in which archers prioritise achieving the perfect mental state to execute the perfect shot.

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2018 All Japan Invitational College Championship 2018年 第30回全国大学弓道選抜大会 甲南大学 近畿大学 筑波大学(女子) 予選

第30回全国大学弓道選抜大会
2018年6月23日
会場:明治神宮弓道場
Qualifying round
1st group:Konan University
Second group:Kindai University
Third group:University of Tsukuba

First round
Konan University vs Sapporo Gakuin University


Second round
Konan University vs Seinan Gakuin University


Semifinals
Daito Bunka University vs Konan University


Final game
Ritsumeikan University vs Konan University


All Japan Invitational College Championship
One of the three Grand Slums, in which the participating students have to win a regional qualifier
Held at “Shiseikan Dojo”, which has been worshipped by Kyudo players
Winner is qualified as College Champion of the year.

Compétition nationale des universités sélectionnées de Kyudo
C’est une des trois grandes compétitions nationales pour les étudiants. Seules universités se qualifiant aux séries dans tout le pays peuvent y participer. La compétition a lieu chaque année à Shisei-kan Kyudo-jo (salle d’entraînement de Kyudo) qui se trouve dans le terrain de Meiji-Jingu (sanctuaire Meiji). Cette salle d’honneur est spécifiquement importante pour les pratiquants. L’équipe gagnante de cette compétition est le champion du Japon.

Todo el campeonato universitario de Japón
Uno de los tres Grand Slums, en el que los estudiantes participantes tienen que ganar un calificador regional
Celebrado en Shiseikan Dojo, que ha sido adorado por los jugadores de Kyudo
El ganador está calificado como el Campeón Universitario del año.

ऑल जापान इनविटेशनल कॉलेज चैम्पियनशिप
तीन ग्रैंड स्लम्स में से एक, जिसमें भाग लेने वाले छात्रों को एक क्षेत्रीय क्वालीफायर जीतना होगा
Shiseikan Dojo में आयोजित किया गया था, जिसे क्यूडो खिलाड़ियों द्वारा पूजा जाता है
विजेता कॉलेज चैंपियन ऑफ द ईयर के रूप में योग्य है।

بطولة كل اليابان للدعوة
أحد الأحياء الفقيرة الثلاثة الكبرى ، والتي يتعين على الطلاب المشاركين فيها الفوز بمباراة إقليمية
عقدت في Shiseikan Dojo ، الذي يعبده لاعبو كيودو
الفائز مؤهل لبطولة الكلية لهذا العام.

Campeonato do Japão de Invitational College
Um dos três Grand Slums, em que os estudantes participantes têm que ganhar um qualificador regional
Realizada no “Shiseikan Dojo”, que tem sido adorada por jogadores do Kyudo
O vencedor é qualificado como campeão da faculdade do ano.

Всеяпонский чемпионат пригласительных колледжей
Одна из трех больших трущоб, в которых участвующие студенты должны выиграть региональный отбор
Проводится в «Shiseikan Dojo», которому поклоняются игроки Кюдо
Победитель квалифицируется как Чемпион колледжа года.


সমস্ত জাপান ইনভেস্টিগেশন কলেজ চ্যাম্পিয়নশিপ
তিনটি গ্র্যান্ড স্ল্যামগুলির মধ্যে একটি, যেখানে অংশগ্রহণকারী শিক্ষার্থীদের একটি আঞ্চলিক যোগ্যতা জিতেছে
Shiseikan Dojo এ অনুষ্ঠিত, যা Kyudo খেলোয়াড়দের দ্বারা পূজা করা হয়েছে
বিজয়ী বছরের সেরা কলেজ চ্যাম্পিয়ন হিসাবে যোগ্য।

Alle Japan Invitational College Meisterschaft
Eines der drei Grand Slums, in denen die teilnehmenden Schüler eine regionale Qualifikation gewinnen müssen
Diese Veranstaltung findet im „Shiseikan Dojo“ statt, das von Kyudo-Spielern verehrt wurde
Der Gewinner ist der College-Champion des Jahres.

kyudo Japanese archery budo
日本射箭
ยิงธนูญี่ปุ่น
궁도 Bogenschießen Panahan
Bắn cung Tiro con arco Японский стрельба из лука
tiro con l'arco giapponese

Women's Kyudo
Beautiful woman in tokyo
Tokyo girl
kimono
zen
samurai
Female college student
cute japanese girl
kawaii japanese girl
Pretty japanese girl
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Kyudo〜弓道②〜

In Japanese kyudo, archers use traditional asymmetric bows over 2 meters long as they attempt to strike a target from a distance of either 28 or 60 meters. Self-mastery is key in this exacting martial art, where the target is said to reflect the heart, and correct attitude and technique are seen as intertwined. We use a high-speed camera to track the path of a skilled archer's arrows as they fly through the air, shining a light on the depth and subtleties of kyudo's hidden techniques.

Kyudo - Japanese Archery at O-Chochin Matsuri

Short video on a kyudo event at the O-Chochin Matsuri (Giant Japanese Lantern Festival) in Aichi Prefecture.

Koshiya Kumiyumi, Battlefield Archery Demonstration (薩摩日置流腰矢組弓 演武)

The Third World Kyudo Taikai (Tokyo) 2018 Demonstration
第3回世界弓道大会 演武

薩摩日置流腰矢指矢保存会

Koshiya Kumiyumi


#Kyudo #Archery

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The Empty Mind - Kyudo or Japanese Archery

This is a clip from The Empty Mind Documentary. This is a rare opportunity to see the great archers of the Japan Kyudo Federation. This demonstration took place at the All Japan Kyudo Championships. The Location is the Meiji Shrine. The soundtrack is by Richard Brookens of Yellowbell. For more information go to
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Japanese master of Kyūdō

Kyūdō is the Japanese martial art of archery. Experts in kyūdō are referred to as kyūdōka (弓道家). Kyūdō is based on kyūjutsu (art of archery), which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan.[1] Kyūdō is practised by thousands of people worldwide. As of 2005, the International Kyudo Federation had 132,760 graded members.Kyūdō is practised in many different schools, some of which descend from military shooting and others that descend from ceremonial or contemplative practice. Therefore, the emphasis is different. Some emphasise aesthetics and others efficiency. Contemplative schools teach the form as a meditation in action. In certain schools, to shoot correctly will result inevitably in hitting the desired target. For this a phrase seisha hitchū, true shooting, certain hitting, is used.

According to the Nippon Kyūdō Federation the supreme goal of kyūdō is the state of shin-zen-bi, roughly truth-goodness-beauty,[6] which can be approximated as: when archers shoot correctly (i.e. truthfully) with virtuous spirit and attitude toward all persons and all things which relate to kyūdō (i.e. with goodness), beautiful shooting is realised naturally.

Kyūdō practice, as in all budō, includes the idea of moral and spiritual development. Today many archers practise kyūdō as a sport, with marksmanship being paramount. However, the goal most devotees of kyūdō seek is seisha seichū, correct shooting is correct hitting. In kyūdō the unique action of expansion (nobiai) that results in a natural release, is sought. When the technique of the shooting is correct the result is that the arrow hits the target. To give oneself completely to the shooting is the spiritual goal, achieved by perfection of both the spirit and shooting technique leading to munen musō, no thoughts, no illusions. This however is not Zen, although Japanese bow can be used in Zen-practice or kyūdō practised by a Zen master.[7] In this respect, many kyūdō practitioners believe that competition, examination, and any opportunity that places the archer in this uncompromising situation is important, while other practitioners will avoid competitions or examinations of any kind.

Since the Second World War kyūdō has often been associated with Zen Buddhism. But not all kyūdō schools include a religious or spiritual component. This popular view is likely the result of a single book Zen in the Art of Archery (1948) by the German author Eugen Herrigel. Herrigel spoke only a little Japanese, generally using a translator to speak with his teacher. His view on kyūdō was in part due to mis-communication and also to his exposure to a contemplative form of kyūdō. Even so, Herrigel's book, when translated into Japanese in 1956, had a huge impact on perception of kyūdō also in Japan.

弓道①(Kyudo - The Way of the Bow)

We present a special feature on Kyudo, or traditional Japanese archery. Unlike western archery, Kyudo is not simply about striking a target, it is about observing the proper etiquette, actions and state of mind. We look into the history of the art and introduce the customs that govern its every aspect, from the instant the archer enters the dojo until the moment they leave.
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Student's Kyudo(8)

Excellent player of Kyudo , or Japanese Archery .

Welcome to the country of kyudo - The Third World Kyudo Taikai 2018

International Kyudo Federation | 国際弓道連盟 (c)

Kyudo Demonstration - World Champion Team - Kagamibiraki 2019

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Kyudo Demonstration during the 2019 Kagamibiraki & Budo Hajime, at the Nippon Budokan.

Demonstration by Morikawa Shigetaka, 5th Dan, Hashimoto Takashi, 5th Dan, and Tomoyasu Masato, Kyoshi 6th Dan.

Since ancient times, the Sharei, the ceremonial shooting, was presented during religious ceremonies and other formal occasions. Traditional clothing is worn, representing a specific era and its traditions, and the shooting is executed based on the principle of Kikyo Shintai.
It is said “shooting begins with etiquette and ends with etiquette” meaning that one should act according to time, place and ranking of the situation. It is the main focus of Kyudo to reunite the shooting and etiquette in harmony.
Since ancient times, one’s goodness is polished through the bow and it has become an important tool to establish the ethical and moral structure of society.
In that sense, emphasizing the spiritual aspects with honesty and courteousness, the shooting allows to express one’s heart, and embodies the beauty of harmony.

The Kagamibiraki is a traditional ceremony which translates to opening the mirror (symbolically).
Taking its roots in the Shogunate, it is strongly linked to Budo practice and it is natural that the Budo Hajime (first practice of the year) is celebrated at the same time.

At the Nippon Budokan, the ceremony is held at the beginning of January and consists in:
- The Kagamibiraki, with a historical reconstruction (in armor).
- Budo Demonstrations (by the 9 official Budo).
- Budo Hajime (first practice of the year, all practitioners present can practice).
- The Oshiruko kai. “Oshiruko” is a traditional and popular sweet azuki bean paste soup with mochi (which symbolize the sharing of the mochi that was broken before during the ceremony).

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Kyudo demonstration Master Kazushia Miyasaka

Kyudo demonstration from Japanese Master Kazushia Miyasaka during my visit in Japan.

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First time shooting a yumi with thumb draw. Cut me some slack...

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Kyudo - the sound of an arrow being released from bow

The sound of an arrow being released from bow during a Kyudo (Japanese archery) demonstration. Nippon Sports Science University perform at Albert Park Sports Stadium, Melbourne on 13 February 2010.

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