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Club member communication & information for new visitors
Schedule for Winter quarter 2005
A Happy New Year everybody!!
We wish for the best of the year 2005
Here is the schedule for Winter 2005.
January 7, 14, 21, 28, 9:00 - 11:30pm
February 4, 18, 25, 8:30 - 10:00pm
March 11, 18, 25, 8:30 - 10:00pm
* please note on your schedule book *
place: Edmonds Community College Seaview gym
(20000 68th Ave. W. Lynnwood 98036)
For any questions, please e-mail us or call 425-773-7196(Miyuki)
Have a wonderful year & practice!!
Schedule for Fall quarter
There will be practice on every Fridays 8:00pm - 10:00pm for Fall quarter.
October 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26
Edmonds Community College Seaview gym
(20000 68th Ave. W. Lynnwood WA 98036)
Thanks to Miyuki for scheduling!
Schedule for September
September 3, 10, and 17.
8:00p (Starts Aisatsu) - 10:30p at Edmonds Community College (20000 68th Ave. W Lynnwood, WA 98036) Seaview gym.
We are also looking for a new place to practice right now.
If anyone know somewhere please let us know.
Q & A
What do I need to get started?
No special equipment is needed to get started. As you advance, some equipment may be available for loan.
What is the learning process?
You practice the motions of drawing the bow
first without equipment
using an elastic band on a stick
using the yumi without arrows
shooting at the makiwara target at very short range
shooting at the target at the regulation distance of 28m.
After achieving competency in the technique you begin your study of the mental and spiritual sides of Kyudo.
Why can't I use the bow right away?
You need to acquire good technique before you can use the bow. This is both to avoid bad habits from developing, and because the yumi is much more sensitive to errors than a western bow. If incorrectly used, it is easy to damage your fellow students, yourself or the equipment.
How long does it take?
To shoot at a target, it takes as long as it takes for you to learn the technique. Expect several months to a year with consistent practice. Striving to improve your form and mental balance is a life long learning process.
Where do I find more general information on Kyudo?
Web resource: www.kyudo.com
Kyudo The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery,
by Hideharu Onuma with Dan and Jackie DeProspero
Practice in August
There is NO PRACTICE on August 6th due to Jazz camp at Edmonds Community College.
We are still working on scheduling for the rest of this month, so please be patient.
Please note that we will have practice on August 27 at Seaview gym from 8:00-10:00pm.