The Way of the Bow
It allows the target to feel honoured by the dignity of the archer.
Elegance is not the most comfortable of postures, but it is the best posture if the shot is to be perfect.
Elegance is achieved when everything superfluous has been discarded, and the archer discovers simplicity and concentration; the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful.
The snow is lovely because it has only one colour, the sea is lovely because it appears to be a completely flat surface, but both sea and snow are deep and know their own qualities.
6. How to hold the Arrow
To hold the arrow is to be in touch with your own intention.
You must look along the whole length of the arrow, check that the feathers guiding its flight are well placed, and make sure that the point is sharp.
Ensure that it is straight and that it has not b