This detailed, clearly written guide is an indispensable reference for kyudo students and an excellent sourcebook for anyone interested in the history of archery. The author, Feliks Hoff, a kyudo practitioner for over thirty years, gives an historical and philosophical view of the art and offers practical exercises for cultivating the proper mindset for each shot; detailed instruction on proper form and technique; an overview of the etiquette, dress, and ceremonial aspects of kyudo; and a survey of the various types of equipment used.
Feliks F. Hoff has been a leading figure in kyudo for several decades in Germany, where he teaches the art at the University of Hamburg and the Freie Hochschule Hamburg.
252 pages. Paperback. Translated from the German by Sherab Chodzin Kohn.