Kyudo, the way of the Bow, is one of the ancient martial arts of Japan. Kyudo is not merely shooting an arrow at a target. It is a way of life, a journey, a journey of pursuing the truth, the goodness and the beauty in life. Unlike western archery, this is not a competitive sport against others. The competition is with one’s inner self to harness the mind and to master the technique.

Why do Kyudo?

Kyudo is an excellent way to achieve physical, mental and spiritual well-being. It helps to improve mind-body coordination, posture, balance, muscle tone and general physical fitness. Even more importantly, it gives you a sense of joy and a feeling of accomplishment. It shows you the way to mindfulness.

Kyudo is one of the most prestigious and respected martial art forms in Japan and around the world, practiced by many as a method of physical, moral and spiritual development.

What's it like to practice in NZ?

The atmosphere in each dojo is one of friendship, togetherness and mutual respect. We have students from all walks of life, male and female. Some have been practicing Kyudo with us for more than 10 years, others are only just starting. Our ways are informal. Traditional courtesies, etiquette and cultural values are respected and encouraged.

How do I start?

Please contact a local club in your area to register your interest.