会 the meeting
In the wharf, feel the five crosses to bring your body in full balance. Breathe evenly and naturally. The moment of letting go "matures." The arms are stretched out with the feeling of being stretched horizontally.
The legs are firmly anchored. The upper body and the head are set up in a circle of equilibrium, which expands more and more - also internally, until the moment of letting go. It's like a pressure that inflates the entire surface of a balloon until the balloon skin bursts.
Go ju ju mon ji - 五 重 十 文字 The fivefold cross
When a carpenter builds a house, he has to make sure that every wearer is straight and every intersection is right-angled. In Kyudo, Ya and Yumi, Kake and Tsuru, Yumi and Griphand, Torso and Shoulders, and Nape and Ya need to be perpendicular to each other.
1. Yumi and Ya: The Yumi forms a cross with the Ya, which is neither inclined nor inclined downwards.
2. Yumi and left handle: The Yumi forms a cross with the handle. The back of the hand is horizontal and is not inclined.
3. Tsuru and right hand grip: The thumb (not the kake) forms a cross with the tendon and points in the direction of the target.
4. Shoulders and upper body: The symmetry line of the upper body (navel to crest) forms a cross with the shoulders. The goal is in the plane of this cross.
5. Ya and Cervical Spine: The cervical spine forms a cross with the Ya. The neck should not be bent, the chin is facing the target.