[SCA-JML] Kyujutsu, SCA rules, books
- Okay, here goes nothing...
I have plans on getting a fiberglass laminate yumi sometime soon.
However, there seem to be a distinct lack of instructors for kyudo
(much less kyujutsu, since that seems to have died out...), so I will
need to read books for instruction on proper form.
Question numero uno- Is there anyone in this group that plans on
going to Pennsic that can help me out with my form? I am sure to make
lots and lots of mistakes as I try to learn, and it would be nice to
have someone that is reasonably proficient be there to correct me.
Yumi (the bowyer) doesn't count- he seems a little to bent on
tradition, and I just want to be able to draw and fire properly,
without any of the meditative BS that started in the Edo period.
Number two- Ya (arrows) seem to be kind of on the pricey side. I
have looked into making my own, but it seems awfully hard to find cedar
shafts in the proper length. Does anyone know where to get them?
Failing that, I know that I can get cut-to-length aluminum shafts. Can
anyone tell me a)will that be SCA legal since I can't afford *real* ya,
and b)what sort of spine will I need to get optimal performance with a
30-35lb. draw yumi?
Last, I have three books on order with B&N on kyudo, because
that's all they had listed. Can anyone suggest a text that has lots of
pictures covering draw and release?
Oh, and congratulations, Fujiwara-hime! We will all look forward
to your reciept of a Laurel, if you haven't already gotten one... (Are
you a laurel...?)
- On Fri, 17 Mar 2000, Anthony J. Bryant wrote:
> > Actually, I was a bad boy and skipped out without finding the exactFrom the castle I headed south (right from the castle entrance, and it was
> > address. It was next to Nijo Castle, and it was just a small hole in
> > the wall, from the looks of it. I wish, looking back, that I had paid
> > more attention, but my main thought was that I didn't have enough money,
> > and then some other people walked in; and the people were pretty busy.
> Hmmm... Okay, as you stand in front of the entrance to Nijo, is it to the left or
> right? Same street, or down a side street?
at the northeast corner of the next block down, if I am remembering
correctly. (In other words, head south, cross the street, and you're
It caught my eye because of the tsuba and various other furniture in the
window. I thought it might have something I could afford. On entering,
Well, the entire 'shop' seems to be just a selling point. It is one room,
enough space for maybe 5 people, comfortably. Blades are mounted on the
walls. I'm pretty sure they do more than shinken, and I sure hope it was
real shinken with the price tags I saw.
They also had one ancient looking tsuba for about \11,000 or more, that I
saw. I wish I could help more. Now I really feel bad for not being more
> True. I'd like to go in and look at the place in person, though... <g>Nod.
And thanks for the rest of the info.