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Archery in Japanese armor - Kyujutsu in Yoroi - First attempt

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.
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Starting Japanese archery - the first lessons in Kyujutsu

Footage of my first two lessons in Japanese archery under guidance of sensei.

After long interest in Japanese archery I got my own Yumi in 2018.
I tried to familiarize myself with the bow, technique and spirit by learning from books and practising on my own. But it soon became evident that I need to seek for a sensei to teach me. This year the opportunity came upon and I’m now receiving remote teaching from Japan.

Until I've reached a level where distinctive features of the style I'm learning can be recognized I will leave the exact ryu unmentioned. The path has begun and updates along the journey will follow.
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Ogawa Ryu - 弓術 Kyujutsu - Joutou forms - Shidoshi Luis Nogueira - 2014

in Valencia - Spain
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Ogawa Ryu - IBS - ASB - Researcher Series - Kyujutsu

Now subtitled!!

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

In Brazil
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Ogawa Ryu - Kyujutsu - Chuteki to Enteki - by Shidoshi Luis Nogueira

Kyûjutsu 弓術 - Chuteki to Enteki (中擲 と 遠擲) - Middle-range practice and long-range shooting practice at Valencia, Spain.
Chuteki - 22 Ken (22間) - 40m approx.
Enteki - 33 Ken (33間) - 60m approx.

Kyujutsu at Wexford Archery

On the coldest day of the year in Ireland. A team of Kyūjutsu students from the Dragons Lair dojo in Kilkenny provide a demonstration ahead of the annual Wexford Archery Clout Shoot at Woodville House, New Ross, Co. Wexford.

Ogasawara Ryu Kyujutsu

The Ogasawara Ryu demonstrating Kyujutsu at Atsuta Jingu 44th Annual Taikai, May 22nd, 2005. This looks strange, but the target is close to the practicioner because of the danger involved in shooting live arrows indoors and not on a designated range. Help us keep making FREE martial arts videos! Donate what you can today!

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

Ogawa Ryu - Experience Series Kyujutsu 3 - Training - Shidoshi Luis Nogueira - 2014

In Valencia Spain.

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

Training moments in 2004
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Ogawa Ryu - 弓術 Kyujutsu - Carlos Santos - Training Moments - 2014

in Valencia - Spain

Ogawa Ryu - IBS - ASB - Kyujutsu Jouttou

Shidoushi Thiago Moraes during private free practice of Kyujutsu!

In Brazil!

Ogawa Ryu - 弓術 Kyujutsu - 発射の式 - Hassha no Shiki - 2014

Shidoshi Luis Nogueira
Teruel - Spain

Kyūjutsu 弓術 japanische Bogen-Kunst

Goshinkan Ninjutsu im Sakura Honbu Dojo Leipzig Bogenschießen ????

Kyujutsu In the Backyard

It's been a while since I've used my Yumi, my technique isn't the greatest, but, I'm more of a practical shooter. At least I can hit what I'm aiming at. Mind you it was only about 25-30 ft.
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Ogawa Ryu - Kyujutsu Rare Backstage - Original Training Scenes - 2005

rare Scenes in 2005

Kyūjutsu 弓術 Bogen-Kunst

Bogenschießen ???? im Sakura Honbu Dojo Leipzig

Ogawa Ryu - Kyujutsu Memories

Kyujutsu moments from the school

Ogawa Ryu - 弓術 発射 の 式 - Kyujutsu Hassha no Shiki - 2014

Genfuku no Hassha
原福 の 発射
Senbô no Hassha
戦霧 の 発射
Muragoe no Hassha
村肥 の 発射

KYUBA-JUTSU REIHO Ogasawara-ryu - Nihon Kobudo Shinkokai 75th Anniversary

Taken from the 75th anniversary of the Nihon Kobudo Shinkokai, Tokyo, on the 15th August, 2010.

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