The All Nippon Kyudo Federation (ANKF) was established in 1949 for the purpose of promoting and developing Kyudo, a part of the traditional Japanese culture. The All Nippon Kyudo Federation has been active in Japan and overseas for 60 years.
Today there are 47 affiliate organizations in Japan and 130,000 members of all ages of males and females are practicing Kyudo.
In 2006, the All Nippon Kyudo Federation played a central role to establish the International Kyudo Federation (IKYF) and 17countries including Japan are affiliated.
In 2007, the commemorat ive Tai - kai celebrating the establishment of the International Kyudo Federation was held in Japan.
The first president of the All Nippon Kyudo Federation,
the late Uno Youzaburo Hanshi, highlighted the following points :
*To study the principles of shooting (Shaho) and the art of shooting (Shagi)
*To apply the formalized movements (Taihai) based on etiquette (Rei)
*To improve the level of shooting (Shakaku) and shooting dignity (Shahin)
*The necessity to strive for perfection as a human being.
Based on these very ideas, we, the All Nippon Kyudo Federation will continue to spread Kyudo in Japan and all over the world together with the International Kyudo Federation.
|Date of Establishment||22 May, 1949|
|President Name||Takeo Ishikawa|
|Number of Members
|【Hanshi】91 【Kyoshi】1,794 【Renshi】4,361
Kyu / Dan : 124,005
Total : 130,251
|Office Address||Kishi Memorial Hall 1-1-1, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-8050, Japan|
|A.N.K.F Main Dojo||Chuo-Dojo 1-1, Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku Tokyo 151-8557, Japan|