Yesterday in the region of Mlaka in a valley under the mountain of Lipac, a one day seminar was held on the topic: Yumi Ya (the art of shooting with a bow and arrow). On the seminar four members of Bujikan Macedonia were present who had the opportunity to become closely acquainted with one of the oldest weapons known to any people on the planet.
The event began with a small lecture on the history of the Japanese bow, and afterwards we began shooting with the so called Hankyu or Half-bow. It is a shortened version of the Japanese long samurai bow, known for its excellent performances.
Besides shooting from several different positions, various shooting techniques were practiced while moving, running, but also techniques of firing an arrow at great ranges.
In the end we agreed that this seminar will continue to be held, always in the same time of year, meaning the month of May.