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32836Re: [SCA-Archery] Dear Western style archers- an open letter

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  • Ken Dolphin
    Mar 15, 2013
      Had you loaded up an arrow prior to straddling the line?
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      From: Dawn Ratz
      Sent: Friday, March 15, 2013 3:38 PM
      Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Dear Western style archers- an open letter


      Yes, that was the beginning and I tried to explain I was getting to straddling the line in a moment as I was stepping up to it when the poking began. I tried to explain what I was doing but that is very hard with two men poking and asking you the same questions over and over at once without allowing you to answer.


      On Mar 15, 2013 5:40 PM, "Taslen" <taslen2000@...> wrote:


      As someone with limited Kyudo experience was the stance one that would normally be considered "incorrect" in SCA archery IE one foot not straddling the line?


      From: Dawn Ratz <dawn.ratz@...>
      To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, March 15, 2013 5:34 PM
      Subject: RE: [SCA-Archery] Dear Western style archers- an open letter

      I had barely taken a breath and tried to move into the first stance when I was tapped and interrupted.  Fluster any one to the point they can't think and stand over them and there are bound to be some issues. I should have just stepped back and not shot at all. But then hindsight is 20-20. I had spoken about my experience with another female yumi archer and she had been interrupted in her stance and time on range as well. If I had stayed at war I would have gone back to the range with her. If I am being unsafe by all means let me know. But merely holding my bow and taking a breath does not denote a saftey issue.

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