The Way of the Bow
The kyūdō is a Japanese martial art, derived from the warrior archery (kyūjutsu). This discipline is distinguished from its Western counterpart by the mixed influences peculiar to Japanese culture: Zen, Confucianism, but also Taoism and Shintoism.
The kyūdō is one of the Japanese martial paths, seeking the development of the discipline of the body and the group, by the mastery of the gestures and the respect of the label (rei (礼?) The practitioner seeks a perfect movement in order to transcend Both the mind and the body.The principle consists in piercing a sheet of paper serving as a target, with a minimum of muscular tension and a maximum of spiritual energy, ki Aesthetic gesture results from a codified choreography. Precisely the target is the consequence of the correct equilibrium of a disciplined and harmonized body and spirit.The second aspect of this discipline is the development of shooting in a social behavior between archers, Label: A shot does not unfold without an archer taking into account the context, environment and people present.
Mato no Mukô
(Beyond the target)
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