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Ogasawara-ryu Kyuba-jutsu

Recorded at the 2009 Nihon Kobudo Kyokai Enbu Taikai demonstration at the Nippon Budokan, Feb. 8th.

The Art of Japanese Archery

Demonstration of Kyujutsu, the Art of Japanese battlefield Archery,during the 10th Gathering of the Clans 2014 in Kilkenny,Ireland

Ogawa Ryu - Kyujutsu Rare Backstage - Original Training Scenes - 2005

rare Scenes in 2005

Ogawa Ryu - IBS - ASB - Kyujutsu Practice and Instruction

Kyujutsu Practice and Instruction - Private moments

In Brazil, with Shidoushi Thiago Moraes, Sensei Raoni, Sensei João Paulo and Uchideshi Adriano

First time Archery in Japanese armor - Kyujutsu in Yoroi

First time wearing my new armor. Hakama and Jinbaori are made by me. And of course I wanted to try out some archery in it. It was for fun, nevertheless, still I learned a lot from it:

* Look for different Hakama, so it fits in the Suneate

* Losen the Himo of the armor in order to be able to reach full draw

* Use Yugake (glove) instead of Thumbring

* Etc...

It's not easy for the first time. Heavy armor, hard to move, etc. Deep respect for Samurai on the battlefield in summertime!

All educational things aside... It is truly a lot of fun. Thanks to Iron Mountain Armory for the fantastic Yoroi; thanks to Sarmat Archery for the excellent Hankyu.

Kyūjutsu 弓術 japanische Bogen-Kunst

Goshinkan Ninjutsu im Sakura Honbu Dojo Leipzig Bogenschießen 🎯

Kyūjutsu 弓術 Bogen-Kunst

Bogenschießen 🎯 im Sakura Honbu Dojo Leipzig


Archery is the practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows.

Ogawa Ryu - 弓術 鬼身共 Kyujutsu Oni Midomo - 2014

in Valencia - Spain

Ogawa Ryu - 弓術 Kyujutsu - Carlos Santos - Training Moments - 2014

in Valencia - Spain

Ogawa Ryu - 弓術 Kyujutsu Ceremonial and mystic visions - 2014

in Valencia - Spain

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.

Ogawa Ryu - IBS - ASB - Researcher Series - Kyujutsu

Now subtitled!!

About the Daikyu, the long bow (yumi)
By Uchidehsi Adriano Afonso

In Brazil

Ogawa Ryu - Shizen Culture - Kyujutsu 弓術 Anthropological and Mystics aspects - 2014

Alfredo Tucci and Luis Nogueira - in Valencia - Spain

Arco bambú kyujutsu.40 libras

Arco laminado de bambú, de 1.70mt, con flechas de 75cm.
El Kyujutsu es el arte del arco y la flecha, que, durante siglos, fue considerada la principal arma del guerrero en Japón.
Hay innumerables leyendas al respecto de grandes guerreros que eran excelentes arqueros en los tiempos antiguos. Los más famosos son Minamoto no Tametomo y Nasu no Yoichi.

Minamoto no Tametomo habría sido un hombre de excepcional fuerza y estatura. Su arco era tan poderoso que necesitaba de cinco hombres normales para tensarlo. Uno de sus hechos más famosos fue el de hundir un navío de un solo flechazo.Costo: 200 US$.

kyujutsu kagashi ryu

ninjutsu ninpo kogei kagashi ryu
mikkyo bonji den ninja bujutsu kyudo kyujutsu

Ogawa Ryu - Experience Series - Kyujutsu - anthropological research - 2014

Shidoshi Luis Nogueira - 2014 - In Valencia, Spain.

Ogawa Ryu - Kyujutsu Yukigumi - Ittou - 2004 - Rare Scenes

Training moments in 2004

Kyujutsu no Kihon (Basics of Archery)

Young Genin group (7-12 y/o). AMA Ninja Division. Academy of Martial Arts Budokan, Modern and Traditional Martial Arts Training Hall. Visit us

Ogawa Ryu - Kyujutsu Training Moments - Ittou and Nittou - 2014

in Valencia - Spain



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