Monday, January 7, 2013
A demonstration in Las Vegas
In October 2011, the Las Vegas Kyudo Kai members were invited to perform a demonstration at the Second Annual Las Vegas Aki Matsuri, in the Chinatown Plaza.
Thanks to the very kind permission of the CraftyChick blog, we are able share a few photos of the demonstration, which she took at the event (visit the link to her blog, to view more images of the Aki Matsuri).
First up, here is Don-Sensei, demonstrating at the makiwara (straw shooting target):
Here is a demonstration of gomuyumi practice. The term "gomuyumi" may be interpreted as "baby yumi", and is used in place of the full-sized bow, for beginners, and also to work on building strength and practicing the draw.
Finally, we performed a four-shooter demonstration, in Rissha, or standing form:
Once again, many thanks to Liz at CraftyChick, for sharing these photos with us!