Tag: Bow and Arrow

The Eye Of The Tigress. Upon You.

The Tiger is a Feline Classic in Our World. Legends cattily so and say Tales of Claw n Tails too. To those Rocky bits of Minerals Earth that Shine. The Eye of the Tiger. Does Look. At Many things. Things many. Many Themes that seem to purr so perennial. From The Ways of the Martial, Earth and of Mother Nature. A Trio of Eyes. Upon You. The Tiger. Tigress as well. Arrowed In. Targeted. Herein.

 

The Eye of the Tiger. Was not. Upon Me.

Not at All.

Nor that of the Tigress which was afore i, Shiro also. Also,

being Thirsty and otherswise occupied, to Waters was She

so headed. There. There,..

 

then too did i slowly. Slowly, silently. In Shadow.

Smoothly bring up, align Bow, Arrow, Tigress.

Plan B not needed. Not Now. Now

 

the Tongue of this Tigress curled back as Waters were

flicked and taken in. Her rounded Eyes slowly surveying. Arounds.

Still and ’twas mid Morn yet She had fed already. A

Young Deer that had strayed. Ways too far. Far

from that and Family Herd.

 

Btw… Tigers do not Roar before Attacks;

but mainly as Long Distance Telephony and Communication.

Certain Other Creatures Calls and Sounds can be imitated. Also.

 

They prefer The Ambush Styles. No Purrings either.

 

She so killed quickly in that Big Cat typical Ways.

Body weight shifting to adjust on the accelerated run-in.

A Mature Tiger can Leap some 5-6 Mtrs. Length and Height.

Keeping Pace, the Paw extends, to flick a Trip.

 

Overpowering.

 

 

Strong, smooth, relentless. Body-weight, Claws and Teeth

doing that final Work. Working to find vulnerable points of

Bone, Neck, Back or Belly.

 

Claws honed on those Tall Trees. Trees that so mark and line. Along

the Ways to these Waters thus and so

She sprayed. Spraying as both release and Warning. Warning

to Others alike and not-so. Marking Her Ways

and Lands… along those Ways. The Ways of the Tiger. Thereof.

 

Males and Females oft share overlapping Territory for reasons of Mate-ship,

Ritual and Tradition.

 

The smell too, as One closes in, is

of a wild, intense and buttery Popcorn which then so

adorns the Jungles usual green and browns heady scents.

 

Eyes.

Mine.

Centred on a Spot a lil’ Ways above the Ribcage. Watching it fill and

empty. Empty becoming

of Thought, Desire and Motive i, Shiro waited for that Final

Alignment. Of Action. Then.

 

Closed Eyes. Now. Mine.

 

 

My Camouflage Clothing, Tree Foliage Add-ons,

Elephant Droppings Rub and Local Experts Teachings

 

was in deed doing that Hard Works. My Nose a bit tetchy as well. Well as

being One of the few Cats that so loves, indulges in Waters Play. Playful,

soothing and cooling no doubt. No doubt too. To

and though being not endowed with Specific Night Vision and in spite

 

of being Blind at Birth… for a Week or so,..

still developing

some and a Vision 6 Times better than Mine. Yours also. Day or Night.

Yet.

 

This Tigress. Never knew what hit Her.

 

 

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The Ninja of Japan had well Trained i, Shiro. Well. Well…

quite Hard actually. Any

and Ways… Then.

 

If i, Shiro had known

The Eye

Of The Tigress.

Upon You

…or Me… at that and those Times and Places. Was

 

in the Real… ON ME.?.

 

 

Those Hands holding the Bow…

and the i, Shiro Camo Pants…

…may have been cattily filled

with more than such placated purring Emotions. So Writ.

 

The resultant Dinner would not have been had by Me…

 

but… may… have been Me.!. in deed. Indeed

though not necessarily a Man Hunter;

Man Eater, Tigers sometimes be.

Their Ways too. Are of Survival.

 

Ways of the Tiger are one of the Classic Animal Forms within Our World. Legends

of Our Martial Arts.

The Tigers Claw… a Classic Move as well. Well as

having the ability to inspire and Symbolically represent. Represented

 

far and wide in Our World. Legends that so and tell of Names and

Nick-names so applied. Applying Strength, Raw and Natural Beauty

 

 

in Ways that so venerate The Tiger Ideal. Ideals,

Ways Tigerish,

that find application in many diverse yet Societal Ways. Also.

Such + several Examples. As Belows.

 

The Tiger Fish. Many Varieties.

The Tiger Moth Airplane.

The Tiger Moth. Insect.

Tiger Lily Hutchence.

The Night Tigers within and of Fiction.

Martial Art Nicknames.

Tiger Balm. Heat/Cool Rubs. Useful for M. Artists.

The Gem. Mineral.

 

So forth. So on. Onto

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such as this. This and more. More, Much More has this Ancient Creature

so inspired.

Our World’s Largest Cat Species, a ferocious yet majestic Predator found

on several Continents with Names and Colors to suit. Therein.

 

Surprised i, Shiro too. To see and witness the Feeding.

Table Manners in deed. The Tigers do Share. Share

Meals in surprising Ways.

 

Males await generally for the Young and the Female to have Firsts. First

and foremost at Meal Times… is Share. Tigers

rarely fight over Kills, simply waiting Turns. An innate,

 

rare Sense, perhaps kicks in. Of

 

 

a Respect of Death that can then, Life Gives and Shares. To

Others as well. Well as the Tiger Tongue is Antiseptic. Antiseptic

Licking of Wounds so applied. Therein. Thereupon. As well

 

a Life Span of some 25 of Our World Years.

 

Tigers can Mate with Other Big Cats to produce Hybrids. Hybrids

of Leopard and Tiger the main in the Wild as they tend to cross

each Others Paths a lil’ more than some Others.

 

The White Tiger somewhat a rarity. Also. Also

 

 

being given such a suitable and Legendary nomen.

A Gem in deed Sparkles,

thus and so bright. Once

Polished That is. That is, though Minerally not being Rare. Semi-Precious

so classified. Tis valued, esteemed and looked upon. Anyways. As

 

well. Well as

those Tigers Eyes. Can be.

 

Can be a notable and livening addition to various Jewelry

Forms and Pieces.

A Variety/Type of Macrocrystalline Quartz.

 

Eye catching in deed, once sparkling as it’s design and lustre can

so reflect iridescently and at Angles. So catch Our Light. Lightly

silken smooth, appearance and feel. Even the flat cut/shaped Ones

provide reflections and Light phenomena

 

so seen. Colors of Blacks, Browns, Golds the norm.

 

 

Occasionally Dyed or Heat Treated to affect Color Changes,

with mainly the Reds then shining thru’. There.

 

Usually Naturally formed Banded, the Colors so reflected merge. Shine.

Once and When the Cleansing and Polishers Tasks. All Done.

 

(… Btw’s… IF YOU HAVE A SUCH PIECE… PLEASE BE AWARE…

USE ONLY WARM WATER AND VERY MILD SOAP TO CLEAN.

Whilst The Gem is quite durable per se… it is susceptible

to even The Mild Acids oft used in other cleaning forms/preparations…

Due ALSO

to this Feature… PERFUMES, ALCOHOLS, HAIRSPRAY

and such may also DISCOLOR/STAIN etc…)

 

The Tiger’s Eye can be found in many Places, Locations in Our World. Legends

confirm the following have All been seen with quite a few…

 

Tiger’s Eyes. Upon Thems. Thems

 

 

Countries, Places such as and including the, Belows.

 

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Korea, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia,

North Cape-South Africa, Spain, Thailand, the USA. The Major Producers.

 

Look Outs For Thems. Near You, too. To and

 

 

Now. Now, as All Alignments, Inner and Outer

so Ups. Did Line. Lined, let

Breathe to be so loose. Loosened

 

so too, the i, Shiro,

Arrow So Flew.

 

Eyes Opened. Green. Mine. Now watched. Watched as that

so flexed, to then,

run,

Straight As. Arrow True. True.

 

On Line. Wheres Mine Eyes. So Green. Had Been. That

Tigress so. That was watched and targeted. Back then.

 

The Striping of Tigers akin to Our FingerPrints, or a Tattoo.

That is. The Stripes go through Fur and then on and onto. Skin.

Not plain and boring, unders. At Alls. Without. Within. Striped Be.

The Tiger, Tigress + co.

 

Take a Look.

Arrow True.

 

As well, each. Each

 

Arrow flexes to control, maintain it’s forward movement, arrow straight.!.

 

Tiger Print,.. Unique and different. Individual. They Be. Be

 

bobbling, not quite weaving,

yet straight as, straight. True. That Arrow. So Flew. Then

 

She… The Tigress… did Yelp. When so Arrowed. Did Strike.

Strikey,..

Was Nots… expecting that.!.

 

At Alls in deed. Indeed,

 

Followed and with, that cloud, puff and spray. That Follows.

To get whisked aways in those huff n puff Winds. Thereabouts, arounds.

Color of Life, runs back and so, agrounds.

 

That Arrow. Arrow so Flew.

So Straight. Thus and so. True.

 

Died Not The Tigress.

Died Not.

I Watched. Eyes Green. Mine. To See.

 

Died Not did She. She

 

Be… DYED instead. In

deed, She Be. Green.

 

She so be.

Of The Other. Green that is. Is that

Color dyed She now. So Striped and be. Then,

 

DYED. GREEN. That is.

 

Dyed Green.

She thus, so is and was. Dyed Green in deed

indeed. In Deed, perhaps a Day or

and so more. A LiL’ Times and Places. Till and still. Waters

 

do so clean. Then. That off. Dye.

So Green.

That Green Dye stuff off. Her Stripes. That be. There. Arrowed

then Capsuled. In. Green. For

 

Alls to See. Then.

 

Still. With Life.

Eyes also. Also,

yet and still.

 

Running thus and so. Still

Free. Still

 

 

and Whereas sooth and for. For i, Shiro. Then,.. Now.

Retrace My Steps. Careful and So.

Back Indeed.

A Times and Places… to then Change. In deed As well. Well as

 

Clothes, Locale, Ways…

 

and that Elephantine… Tiger Protective, Nasal Stripping.

 

Smell.

 

 

All Eyes… On the Tiger. Tigress

Also. A

 

Slide-Show. As Belows. Herein. For You.

To See.

 

The Eye of The Tiger.

In The Real.

 

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Feel Free and More So to Share. Herein too.

To and with. Those Tigressive and Tigerish Tales So True.

Of Whens, Hows. Whys. Did You.?.

 

Have To. Feel, See or Use.

That Majestic, Enigmatic Power Thereof.

The Power In. Within.

 

Your Eyes.

 

To So Still. A Moment. To So Live. That

Moment. To Be… Full and Filled. To Finally See.

 

That Moment… a Dream.?. Came True.

When You So Needed To. So Did.

 

Have the Eye of The Tiger. Within

 

You.

 

 

Was so there. Too. To

and for. Herein. To Share.

 

That Moment.

A Moment… or Two. For…

 

“… The most difficult thing is the Decision to Act, the rest is merely tenacity. The

fears are Paper Tigers. You can do Anything You decide to do. You can Act

to change and control Your Life; and the procedure,

the process is its Own Reward…” Vis Amelia Earheart.

 

 

Our World Legends.

Be One.

 

Live Your Dreams.

Watch Them Sparkle.

So Shine. As well,

 

well as

 

 

Next… Ups. So be; Bees Being;.. Will be

Napoleons Golden Bees. That Buzz. Belt Off, Not Tonight.

 

 

Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..

i, Shiro that is.

With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.

If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.

 

To Be So Writ. Herein.

 

 

Till next…

 

Archery. Sacred, Ceremonial, Martial + Sports. Japanese Ways.

Archery + Ways of the Bow. Herein. Targeted. Highlighted also. From the Sacred to the Sporty. Ways in and ‘tween as well. Well as Our World Legends of Ancient Japan. The Peoples of the Bow. From A to Z per se. Arrows thru Zen that is. Zeroed in. Ceremonial + Martial Methods, Traditions +other such Legendary… pointed Ways.

 

Ceremonial and Sacred Archery developed along with

Martial + Sport Forms and Traditions. Of Yore. Of

Ancient Japan that is. Yumi-ya.

 

YUMI ( ) = the BOW.

+

YA ( ) = the ARROW.

 

Whilst Defence and Military Ways were the dominant Themes the

Ancient and Olden Methods also encompassed Social and Cultural aspects

into the associated Traditions. Archery; Ceremonial, Sport or

 

Sacred Archery thereof;..

was and were displayed at many a Royal, High

Religious and/or Public Occasion. Elsewhere as well. Occasions

that is.

 

 

Occasions such as Commemoration Ceremonies in the Early A.D. Years

would of necessity,

Custom and Protocol,..

incorporate such targeted Exhibitions. As well. Attaching to

Archery. Sacred, Ceremonial,

Martial + Sports.

Japanese Ways.

were so and thus;..

linking the Present afixed to the ideals and appreciation

of Our Past. An Ancestral Our World Legends

 

Thank You it seems indeed. In deed. Also.

 

 

(Video Link)

 

Ways…

Back of Yore.

The Martial Warriors that Lived and Studied the Early Ways of Japanese Archery

developed Methods and Disciplines to achieve flowing and coordinated

integration of this Weaponry. Martial and Self-defence applications soon

adapted to suit the Others. Though becoming somewhat more

 

ritualistic in this and that process.

 

Individual actions though by Heroes of Fame and Renown from

Earliest Times and Places ensured continuing growth and interest

was conveyed allowing long term appreciation…

 

and participation for future Bow Ways Students.

 

Legendary Archers such as Tatebito no Sukune. As Archer to Emperor

仁徳天皇 Nintoku (319-99 A.D.) ’twas He. He whose Arrow went straight

true and straight through. Through

a presented and proclaimed Korean Shield of Iron.

 

To wit and which… Ironically.

 

 

The Korean Envoys had thought… and said… ‘Tis. A

Shield.

Pass not thru. This Shield. Not possible. No Ways. This Iron

will not bend or bow. To Your Bow. Will not.

They could not do. That.

So.

 

To that. Pronouncement of Statement. To

this and that.

 

Tatebito… simply politely asked may i so then.?. Then and so

with puckered and guarded

assent well envoyed back, simply too plucked His Bow. Let loose

and fly that which was attached. There. Arrowed.

 

Tatebito no Sukune, an Ancestor of Omi of Ikuba.

Then did. Just. That.

 

Straight as Arrow on thru and past… just passing

through it seems. Straight as. Straight through too. To

and through thus their Shield of Iron. Korean. Of Yore.

 

Straight on through and True. Flew.

With just ease. Causing

 

some rather guarded and shielded Korean…

confab commentary and…  too some

such targeted dis ease as

 

 

well. Therein. Back then. Of Yore. In Korea.

Straight Up it seems indeed. Takebito in deed. Did. That. That

as well as

 

quality, quantity was neither ignored nor overlooked. Looking

over and back at such who totally targeted Our World.

 

Legends such as Archer Adept Masatoki is a

nomen high so then upraised. Raised up and loosened

many Times indeed

in deed. Therein. High numbers therein and thereof.

 

He whilst in Service to the Chief of Sakai ( May 19, 1852). Let

loose so well and over 10,000 Bolts arrowed in less than

just a Day (app. 20 hrs…). At the Archery Hall

of Sanjusangen-do. Of Edo. That was. Then. Masatoki.

 

That was and is. Then. Also

 

 

recorded in such other olden annals of Yore

are many epic Events of Ceremonial and Sacredness strung

together within many hallowed and sacred Temples,

Shrines, Royal/Noble Grounds and Precincts. Also.

 

The New Year custom of Harai.

Heralding Royal Births. The Hikime.

The Bow Man collecting Witness Statements at the Seppuku.

 

The Ways of the Bow. Are there.

 

photocredit/thanks:kyudo

 

Other Martial Ways too. To

 

include such Ancient Ways as a

Dedication One need only to. To

come to grips. Sumo Style that is. Gripping indeed. In deed

do such as the famed

 

Sumo appreciate these Arrow and Bow. Ways.

The Sacred Bow.

That is. Also. Divine.

 

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The Yumitori-shiki Ceremony.

Ancient and of Yore indeed.

 

This intricately interesting Ceremonial Closing… Ceremony. A Ceremony

which closes the Sumo Tournament proper is a continuing Legacy

of the Ancient Traditions. Traditions

that still and now Dedicate Thanks and Appreciation to the Archers

Arts and Peoples of the Bow. A Champion is chosen. A Sacred Bow

 

presented. In thanks and respect thereof and therein.

 

The Sumo using Martial Style Movements and Actions then proceeds

to show and venerate said Bow to All present in recognition. Thus

and then so.

 

Ceremoniously… closing that Show.

Of Style

Sumo. That is so. Harmonious

 

as well.

 

Ceremony of the Bow… Sumo style in deed. photocredit/Thanks:jppinterest

 

The Ways of Kyujutsu…

as well have been adapted as a Modern Discipline.

Kyudo that is. Kyudo is that

which so seeks within the Arrowed Arts

Physical, Mental and Spiritual coordination. Thereof. Therein

also. Also

 

enfolding Philosophy of Buddhism, Taoism and Zen within. Within

were thus developed special Methods and Techniques to aid approach.

Physical Control achieved with stabilising Exercises and Movements.

Mental Control achieved with Motivation, Focus and Integration.

 

Spiritual ness soon follows. Balanced.

‘Tis Hoped. And Dreamed.

 

Worked at as well.

 

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This Approach provides a subtle synthesis yet enables each to be emphasised

if the Archer is so willing. And/or as reqd. Each Lesson or piece of Knowledge

from any of the Physical, Mental or Spiritual Disciplines/Approaches…

 

applies thus and so. In some

and many Ways to the Others. Then on. In

 

Theory at least… On and to One’s Life in the Real.

 

photocredit/thanks:kyudo

 

The Basic Approach of the Ways of Kyudo.

 

The Disciplines per se. Are.

As follows. Herein. Below.

 

THE STANCE : ASHIBUMI

PREP AND BREATHING : DOZUKURI

NOTCHING THE ARROW : YUGAME

RAISE BOW AND DRAW : UCHIOKOSHI

SETTLE AND DRAW : HIKIWAKE

FINISH FULL DRAW AND TARGETING : KAI

ARROW RELEASE : HANARE

FINAL POSTURE : ZANSHIN

 

(Video Link)

 

 

Festive Ways. As well.

Traditional Kyudo is extensively practiced within Archery of the Modern.

Many Schools of thought and action.

 

Legendary Archers from such and so Ways as the Nihon, Kajima, Soken,

Nichioku, Hioki, Ogasa-wara, Shigo, Takeda also. To

name several nomens therein as well. As well

 

still. Today there still is. A Festival of the Bow. Arriving…

soon in deed. Indeed.

 

Yabusame.

That is. Soon in fact too. To

appreciate the ongoing contribution of the Arrowed

 

Bow. A Festival in deed. Is done. In Japan. Still.

Soon enough it seems.

 

A Modern approach to an Ancient Tradition and Ways.

 

Many Shrines, Organisations and associated ALL celebrate Yabusame.

This Festival of the Bow is performed by such at various Times and Places.

All over Japan.

 

Several indeed over the next oncoming few months.

 

Unlike the somewhat Zen approach mentioned afore this. This

Festival is rather more… fleet of foot.

The thunder of Hooves that is. In deed.

 

Mounted Horseback Archery.

The Yabusame. As Below that is.

 

Arrow aflight and fired Festivities at the Festival of the Bow. The Yabusame that is. photocredit/thanks:kyudo

 

Whistles whilst working as well. As well

as Whistling Arrows the thus and so

Mounted Archer-Horse-Rider has several.

Targets.

 

In sight in deed. To target.

 

 

Festival Honors are still hotly contested events though Rituals

and the Disciplines are rigorously applied as well. Just as well. Too.

 

For many of the Festival attractions take up much of the Day. Much

Energy of Rider, Horse and the encouraging Crowd is partaken. Away

 

by the Action.

 

(Video Link)

 

‘Tis good to… so and just take a Break.

From all that and those arrowing in and on things in deed.

 

To.

Get Zenned.

 

Herein as well. In deed

indeed.

 

gifcredit/thanks:kyudoOur World Legends.

 

Our World Legends.

 

 

Be One.

 

Stay Balanced. Target and

Live Your Dreams.

 

 

Till next…

 

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Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..

i, Shiro that is.

With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.

If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.

 

To Be So Writ. Herein. It so seems.