Kyudo Demonstration


Surugadai College Kyudo clubAs part of the 2018 cultural series in June 2018, JASGA will present Kyudo (弓道), the Japanese martial arts of archery by Austin Kyudo and Emiko Kyudojo at Rising Sun Aikido Dojo on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 11:00 am. 

Kyudo, which literally means the "Way of the Bow", is considered by many to be the purest of all the martial ways.  In the past, In Japan, the bow was traditionally used for hunting, war, court ceremonies, games, and contests of skill.
The aim of Kyudo is to train the body and mind through the act of shooting an arrow with a bow.  There’s more to kyudo than hitting the target; performing the fundamental movements or forms correctly is also considered important.
About Austin Kyudo
Austin Kyudo is a non-profit, young study group that meets weekly at Rising Sun Aikido. They gather for practice to learn and promote the art of Kyudo.  They practice a modern Kyudo form established by the All Japanese Kyudo Federation (ANKF).
The Austin Kyudo is sponsored by the South Carolina Kyudo Renmei that belongs to the International Kyudo Renmei, established in 1953 as a standardized form of Kyudo comprised of qualities from all the main schools of Kyudo in Japan.
Peter "Binh" Nguyen:
Peter "Binh" Nguyen has been practicing Kyudo for 4 years, He holds a Nidan (2nd degree) as recognized by the IKYF. His sensei is Blackwell Aaron, 7-dan, and a founder of South Carolina Kyudo Renmei. Austin Kyudo at Rising Sun Aikido is a "study group" founded a little over a year ago and is headed by Peter and his two peers, a Nidan and Sandan of the Renmei of Mexico, originally sponsored by Blackwell Sensei.  The Austin kyudo group has since grown in members and exists in Austin to promote the study and practice of Kyudo.
About Emiko Kyudojo
For over 400 years the school Heki-ryu Bishu Chikurinha (日置流 尾州竹林派) has been led by one family in Japan and in the 1980’s was brought to the West by the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa, together with Sensei Shibata the XX. They established Zenko International and a new awakening of a powerful contemplative practice.
Toby Bernal:
Toby Bernal has been a student and member of Zenko international under the direction of Sensei Shibata for 12 years and now teaches at Emiko Kyudojo in Austin, Texas.
Join us!  The event is open to the public and free.
Donations are welcome and appreciated.
June 24th, 2018 11:00 AM
2125-C Goodrich Avenue
Rising Sun Aikido
Austin, TX 78704 ‎
United States
Phone: 512.656.4731

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