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The Way of Archery

The Way of Archery

A 1637 Chinese Military Training Manual

  • Author: Jie Tian,Justin Ma
  • Publisher: Schiffer Military History
  • ISBN: 9780764347917
  • Category: History
  • Page: 176
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The Way of Archery provides a detailed introduction to practicing archery in the traditional Chinese military style. It explains the basics of how to shoot using the Asian thumb ring: proper posture, training regimen, equipment, and avoiding pitfalls in shooting. The thorough translation and commentary (with original and new illustrations) provide a fresh and practical perspective on Gao Ying's 1637 archery treatise (which, itself, influenced generations of archers in East Asia). The authors themselves are active practitioners of Chinese archery, having spent an endless amount of time and effort vetting their understanding of this old manual and putting its ideas into practice. Through this process, the authors have been able to make this archery text accessible to modern readers. Not only will the reader come to understand the technical side of the Way of Archery, but will connect with the philosophy and spirit of the ancient Chinese warriors.

Kyudo

Kyudo

The Way of the Bow

  • Author: Feliks Hoff
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 9781570628528
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 252
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Join the Super Friends as they unite against the bad guys and stand up for justice in this action-packed colouring book!

Kyudo The Japanese Art of Archery

Kyudo The Japanese Art of Archery

  • Author: William Acker
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462900321
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 88
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Learn the ancient art of Japanese archery or Kyudo with this illustrated guide. The Japanese Art of Archery, is deeply rooted in tradition. It not only continues to enjoy widespread popularity in Japan, but is also attracting the interest of more and more foreigners, in much the same manner as Japan's other distinctive sports, such as judo, sumo, kendo, and karate. Kyudo: The Japanese Art of Archery offers a concise description of kyudo by an ardent American enthusiast, describing the aims, the techniques, and the philosophic basis of its ceremonial aspect, which is strongly influenced by Zen philosophy. Carefully illustrated, this is a practical text, giving all of the necessary fundamentals. The author clearly describes the basic difference between American and Japanese archery. He points out the superior neatness and schematic beauty of the Oriental full draw, in which the chest is fully extended and the shoulders are thrust as far apart as possible, inasmuch as the string is drawn to a point well back, as was done in the old English archery of Roger Ascham’s time.

Kyudo

Kyudo

The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery

  • Author: Hideharu Onuma,Dan DeProspero,Jackie DeProspero
  • Publisher: Kodansha International
  • ISBN: 9784770017345
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 160
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This guide to the spiritual and technical practice of this graceful martial art, by 15th-generation master Hideharu Onuma, includes illustrations and rare photographs. 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 Second World War Eugen Herrigel introduced the concept of kyudo to the West in his classic Zen in the Art of Japanese Archery. But until now, no Japanese kyudo master has published a book on his art in English. In Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese

Archery and the Human Condition in Lacan, the Greeks, and Nietzsche

Archery and the Human Condition in Lacan, the Greeks, and Nietzsche

The Bow with the Greatest Tension

  • Author: Matthew P. Meyer
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498560458
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 234
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Archery and the Human Condition in Lacan, the Greeks, and Nietzsche showcases archery as a metaphor for the fundamental tension at the heart of the human condition. Matthew Meyer develops a theory of subjectivity that incorporates elements from psychoanalysis, Greek literature, philosophy, and Zen archery, bringing together allusions to the bow and archery made by Sophocles, Homer, Heraclitus, Aristotle, Lacan, Nietzsche, and Awa Kenzo. The book weaves together a psychoanalytic account of infant development, the obstacles faced by Greek heroes, and virtue theory to explore the tension between the forces inside and outside of the human that subject the human beingit to conditions beyond its control. Meyer develops this side of the tension through Jacques Lacan’s theory of human drive, illustrating the three parts of drive theory through application to three works in Greek literature and philosophy. He The second part of the text describes the other side of this fundamental tension--the ability to control drive impulses—through Aristotle’s use of the archer as a metaphor in his virtue theory. The book illustrates the productive nature of this tension through an analysis of Friedrich Nietzsche’s ideas about drives and sublimation, especially his contention that the “highest” types are like “the bow with the greatest tension.”

Zen Bow, Zen Arrow

Zen Bow, Zen Arrow

The Life and Teachings of Awa Kenzo, the Archery Master from Zen in the Art of A rchery

  • Author: John Stevens
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834827239
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 128
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Here are the inspirational life and teachings of Awa Kenzo (1880–1939), the Zen and kyudo (archery) master who gained worldwide renown after the publication of Eugen Herrigel's cult classic Zen in the Art of Archery in 1953. Kenzo lived and taught at a pivotal time in Japan's history, when martial arts were practiced primarily for self-cultivation, and his wise and penetrating instructions for practice (and life)—including aphorisms, poetry, instructional lists, and calligraphy—are infused with the spirit of Zen. Kenzo uses the metaphor of the bow and arrow to challenge the practitioner to look deeply into his or her own true nature.

The witchery of archery

The witchery of archery

  • Author: Maurice Thompson
  • Publisher: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 5879339173
  • Category: History
  • Page: 259
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With many chapters of adventures by field and flood, and an appendix containing practical directions for the manufacture and use of archery implements.

The Way of Judo

The Way of Judo

A Portrait of Jigoro Kano and His Students

  • Author: John Stevens
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834829010
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 240
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Kodokan judo, one of the most well-known martial arts in the world today, was originated by Jigoro Kano (1860–1938), a martial artist and career educator who developed the art after studying several types of jujutsu, sumo, and Western wrestling. Openness and refinement were hallmarks of his personal and professional style, and he relentlessly searched for the best way to practice, teach, and perform techniques. This biography shows how Kano saw judo as a vehicle not just for self-defense, but for physical, spiritual, and moral development as well. His teachings clearly emphasize his ideal of judo as a way of self-cultivation that leads to physical health, ethical behavior, and ultimately a better society. Kano was a tireless activist who promoted the practical application of judo’s principles in all realms of life—in one’s personal behavior, for education, in work, for economic benefit, and in both the local and international political arenas. Kano’s students were a colorful, sometimes notorious bunch, and this book reveals how several went on to become famous—or infamous—in their own right. They include a prime minister of Japan, the leader of the Communist party in China, a famous novelist, a spy, high-level military leaders, and a media mogul, among many others.

Readings of the Platform Sutra

Readings of the Platform Sutra

  • Author: Morten Schlütter,Stephen F. Teiser
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231500556
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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The Platform Sutra comprises a wide range of important Chan/Zen Buddhist teachings. Purported to contain the autobiography and sermons of Huineng (638–713), the legendary Sixth Patriarch of Chan, the sutra has been popular among monastics and the educated elite for centuries. The first study of its kind in English, this volume offers essays that introduce the history and ideas of the sutra to a general audience and interpret its practices. Leading specialists on Buddhism discuss the text's historical background and its vaunted legacy in Chinese culture. Incorporating recent scholarship and theory, chapters include an overview of Chinese Buddhism, the crucial role of the Platform Sutra in the Chan tradition, and the dynamics of Huineng's biography. They probe the sutra's key philosophical arguments, its paradoxical teachings about transmission, and its position on ordination and other institutions. The book includes a character glossary and extensive bibliography, with helpful references for students, general readers, and specialists throughout. The editors and contributors are among the most respected scholars in the study of Buddhism, and they assess the place of the Platform Sutra in the broader context of Chinese thought, opening the text to all readers interested in Asian culture, literature, spirituality, and religion.