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Argentina

Asociación Argentina de Kyudo (Argentine Kyudo Association)

The Argentine Kyudo Association was established in 2004, with the purpose of the study, practice, and promote of the art of traditional Japanese archery. Members of the AAK currently train in two locations: Buenos Aires and San Carlos de Bariloche.

Date of Establishment13 December, 2004
President NameKoji OKABE
Secretary NameMariano GIMENEZ DIXON
Office AddressHumahuaca 4377, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Post Code: C1192ACI
Tel/FaxTel.54-911-45329-4131 / Fax.54-11-4318-8210
E-mailkyudobuenosaires@gmail.com
Web Sitehttp://www.kyudobuenosaires.com.ar/
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
【Renshi】5 Dan : 1
4 Dan : 2     3 Dan : 2     2 Dan : 3     Sho Dan : 3
Ungraded : 7
Total : 18
Main Practice Place(s) The AAK currently teaches in the cities of Buenos Aires and Bariloche.

In Buenos Aires practice is held in two locations in the neighborhoods of San Telmo and Belgrano. More information please contact us at: contacto@kyudobuenosaires.com.ar or Kyudobuenosaires@gmail.com.

In Bariloche, Kyudo practice is imparted in the Towa Kyudojo Bariloche: 7104 Avenue of the Pioneers, S.C. Bariloche. More information contact: Mr. Osvaldo Marsella at: telephone (fixed): 294 4461054 or email: towabariloche@yahoo.com
 

Kyudo Kai Bariloche

Date of Establishment2009
President NameMarcelo FRISCHKNECHT
Secretary NameMaria Fernanda ANDRADA
E-mailkyudokaibariloche@gmail.com
Web Sitehttp://kyudokaibariloche-argentina.blogspot.com/
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
5 Dan : 1     4 Dan : 1     2 Dan : 1     Sho Dan : 3
Ungraded : 9
Total : 15

Australia

The Australian Kyudo Association

The Australian Kyudo Association (AKA) is the national body responsible for promoting and encouraging Kyudo in the Commonwealth of Australia. Since unofficial establishment in 2012 and its official incorporation in 2015, the AKA has grown to have clubs in over 15 locations across six states of Australia. We have established “Internet Taikai” to help connect clubs from the east and west coasts of Australia as well as international clubs such as Malaysia in regular friendly competition, and we hold seminars with visiting sensei 5-6 times per year. The AKA is currently focusing on connecting with the community to promote awareness of Kyudo, and planning for future opportunities to raise the profile of Kyudo in Australia. Any wishing to enquire about Kyudo in Australia are more than welcome to contact the AKA via the secretary email address below.





Date of Establishment December 2012
President Name Ramon Lawrence
Secretary Name Rachel Fisher
Office Address 449 Station St Box Hill VIC 3128
Tel/Fax +61 447 846 633
E-mail Secretary@kyudoaustralia.org
Web Site http://www.kyudoaustralia.org
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
5 Dan : 1    4 Dan : 2    3 Dan : 9    2 Dan : 19    Sho Dan : 20
Ungraded : 43
Total : 94
Main Practice Place(s) NSW: Leichaardt, St Leonards, Wollongong, Pappinbara
ACT: Lyneham, Tuggeranong
VIC: Footscray, Bundoora, Spotswood, Diamond Valley, Box Hill
SA: Klemzig, Adelaide Hills
WA: Canning Vale
QLD: Atherton, Kureen, Brisbane, Pine Mountain

BRASIL KYUDO KAI (BKK)

The Brasil Kyudo Kai (BKK) is a growing association with something around 60 members. Founded in 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, it has since its beginning the aim to help other groups across the country to establish themselves. In the middle of 2018, there are nine formal groups practicing in Brazil under BKK orientation: Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia-DF, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Ponta Grossa, Curitiba, Teresopolis, Campinas and Manaus. The BKK sent its first formal delegation to the AKR/IKYF seminar in 2011. In 2014, Igor Prata won the second place in the II Kyudo World Cup (Paris), at 0-3 dan category. In addition to regular practice, we do demonstrations at community events to promote Japanese culture and the practice of kyudo.





Date of Establishment 2008/03/22
President Name Elisa Correa
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
4 Dan………… 2     3 Dan………… 1
2 Dan………… 5     Sho Dan……… 10
Ungraded……… 45
Total……… 63
Office Address Rua S. Francisco Xavier, n. 102, apt. 302. Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro ? RJ CEP 20.550-012
Tel/Fax +55-21-98840-2150/+55-21-2234-0530
E-mail kyudo.kai.rj@gmail.com
Web Site http://www.kyudo.com.br/
Main Practice Place(s) Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia-DF, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Ponta Grossa, Curitiba, Campinas and Manaus
Activities to promote Kyudo Public demonstrations at local Japanese culture festivals.

China

Gorinkan

GoRinKan(BJ) Group Co., Ltd, founded in 2005, locate in Beijing. It is the first independence Dojo in China. Kendo, Kyudo and other traditional Japanese martial arts are learn-able in our Dojo.
The Kyudo Dept. was founded in 2012. We can provide close range (28m) and makiwaras, with the teaching of the highest Dan holder in China.
We are focusing on popularizing the Kendo and Kyudo culture. Welcome come to our dojo!



Date of Establishment Gorinkan: May, 2005
Kyudo Dept.: April, 2012
President Name Mu Xin
Secretary Name Chen FeiYun
Office Address Maizidian west street No. 39, Chaoyang Dist., Beijing
Tel +86-010-87738057(Chinese)
E-mail gorinkanbj@yahoo.com
Web Site http://www.cnkendo.com/
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
3 Dan………… 1    2 Dan………… 5
Sho Dan………… 79
Ungraded……… 80
Total………… 165
Main Practice Place(s) Maizidian west street No. 39, Chaoyang Dist., Beijing
 


SeiKoku Kyudo Kai, China

We started practice kyudo by the teaching of Naito sensei. And we began our organisation “Seikoku Kyudo Kai” in Shenzhen City (Cuangdong, China) in April, 2011. When our members came back to Shanghai City, they set up the Seikoku Kai (Shanghai) in January,2014, and HangZhou Seikoku Kai in Hangzhou City (Zhejiang Province) in July, 2016. Our members also build a dojo named Chengming(澄明)dojo in Beijing in August, 2017.




Date of Establishment Shenzhen: April, 2011
Shanghai: January, 2014
Hangzhou: July, 2016
Beijing: August, 2017
President Name HU ZHENHUAN(胡 震寰)
Secretary Name WU MIN (吴 旻),ZHANG ZI WEI(張 子為)
Office Address Qiaoxiangcun 3-4D, Qiaoxiang Road, Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Tel/Fax Tel. +86-13590217543(Shenzhen)
+86-13020251051(Shanghai)
+86-18688205625(Hangzhou)
+86-18519100493(Beijing)
E-mail kyudo_sz@sina.com
Web Site http://www.seikoku.net/
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
5 Dan………… 1,    4 Dan………… 2
3 Dan………… 5,    2 Dan………… 28
Sho Dan………… 35
Ungraded……… 37
Total………… 108
Main Practice Place(s) Shenzhen: QianYunHui Club ,No.1105 of NanShan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen City

Shanghai:YiChuan Middle school Archery Range, No. 101 of Huayin Road, Putuo District

Hangzhou: Qiantang Archery, 4th floor Wantanghui Building, Wantang Road, Xihu District

Beijing:A-14 Compound, HePingLi middle street, Beijing, China

Kyudo Savez Hrvatske (Croatian Kyudo Federation)

Croatian Kyudo Federation consists of three clubs, two in the Croatian capital Zagreb and one in the coastal town of Zadar. Since its inception, the federation was greatly supported and has kept close ties with the Austrian, German and Italian Kyudo Communities, which were instrumental in bringing Kyudo to Croatia. We also keep friendly ties with other regional communities such as Hungary and Slovenia. Our members are mostly Heki, but we also have a couple of shomen. We regularly attend Seminars in Austria and Hungary and host our own with guest lecturers. We also hold an annual National Taikai.
We would like to invite any kyudo practitioners passing through Croatia to get in contact, come meet us and train with us as our guests.




Date of Establishment January 14th, 2010
President Name Ivana Grđan Bakija
Vice-President Name Livija Kalmeta
Secretary Name Denis Štefok
E-mail kyudo.savez@gmail.com
Web Site http://www.kyudo-savez.hr/
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
2 Dan………… 2
Sho Dan………… 4
Ungraded……… 21
Total………… 27
 

Czech Republic

Date of Establishment 4.7.2006
President Name KUCERA, Vaclav
Secretary Name JURKOVIC, Tomas
Office Address Letohradska 62, 170 00 Praha 7, CZECH REPUBLIC
Tel/Fax Tel. +420 602 202 997
E-mail Kucera@urusi.cz
Web Site http://kjudo.cz/
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
4 Dan………… 1,    2 Dan………… 7
Sho Dan………… 5
Ungraded………… 7
TOTAL………… 20

Hungarian Kyudo Federation

The Hungarian Kyudo Federation wishes to become an active member of the International Kyudo and to promote the Kyudo( Heki To Ryu) and the Japanese culture in Hungary.




Date of Establishment 2010
President Name Tamas Karolyi
Secretary Name Attila Benkő
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
3 Dan………… 2     2 Dan………… 3
Sho Dan……… 3    
Ungraded………35
Total……… 43
Office Address 1214 Budapest, Merkúr utca 18. 3/15, Hungary
Tel/Fax +3670 5021885
E-mail dolphi.tamas@gmail.com
dolphi.tamas@indamail.hu
Web Site http://kyudo.hu/
Main Practice Place(s) Országos Orvosi Rehabilitációs Intézet,
Budapest, Szanatórium u., 1121, Hunghary

Latvian Kyudo Association (LKA)

Latvian Kyudo association was established in 2008 for the purpose of development and promotion Kyudo in Latvia. Latvian Kyudo association is a member of the European Kyudo Federation (EKF), and represents Kyudo in all state bodies and public organizations of Latvia, in the international sports activities and coordinates the development of Kyudo in Latvia.


Date of Establishment 26.08.2008.
President Name Vladimir Kindzulis
Secretary Name Dmitry Aleluns
Office Address Malnavas street 18 - 34, LV-1057, Riga, Latvia
Tel/Fax +371-29217637
E-mail kwon@apollo.lv
Web Site http://www.kyudo.lv/
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
3 Dan………… 2     2 Dan………… 2
Sho Dan……… 1
Ungraded……… 7
Total………… 12
Main Practice Place(s) Latvian University, Jurmalas gatve 76, LV-1083, Riga, Latvia

Malaysia Kyudo Association

We have 2 clubs in Malaysia - PJ Kyudo Club (Shamen style / Heki-Ryu Insai Ha) in Central Malaysia and Penang Kyudo Club (Shomen style) in North Malaysia. PJ Kyudo Club and Penang Kyudo Club meet quarterly for joint practices, friendly competitions and to organize public demonstration and tryout sessions for the promotion of Kyudo in Malaysia.


Date of Establishment 1st March 2014
President Name Chris Chiang Yu Meng
Secretary Name Ho Hong Bor
Office Address 31, Jalan Setia 5, Jinjang Utara Tambahan, 52000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel/Fax -
E-mail malaysia.kyudo.association@gmail.com
Web Site https://www.facebook.com/Malaysia-Kyudo-Association-422193884547725/
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
4 Dan………… 1     3 Dan………… 3
2 Dan………… 4     Sho Dan………… 9
Ungraded……… 20
Total………… 37
Main Practice Place(s) Michael Badminton Academy (MBA) Bukit Puchong

Kyudokai Panamá



Date of Establishment April 2010
President Name Rosemarie Read
Secretary Name Christian Acevedo
Office Address Gran plaza Building, San Francisco, Avenida 31 sur, Second Floor, Office B2
E-mail kyudokaipa@gmail.com
Web Site www.kyudokaipanama.com
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
2 Dan………… 1     Sho Dan………… 2
Ungraded………… 10
TOTAL………… 13
Main Practice Place(s) Panamá , República de Panamá , Ancon, Juan Mckay Street #580

KYUDO KAI PARAGUAY

Kyudo Kai Paraguay was established in 2012, with the purpose to promote the practice and understanding of Kyudo in Paraguay, with the initial support of Brazil Kyudo Kai Rio de Janeiro.
We are currently training three times a week in two different sport halls, at the SSDBCP in Asuncion and Nueva Acropolis Association in San Lorenzo city.
Special seminars with international graded members are held three times a year and beginners seminars every three months. Regular exhibitions are scheduled in cities across the country to promote the contribution of Japanese culture in the west through the practice of Kyudo.
Koji Okabe sensei, Renshi Godan from the Argentinean Kyudo Association, is our permanent adviser and through the IKYF, we also count with the kind support of many other members that helps us improve in our Kyudo practice.




Date of Establishment 2012
President Name Tomasa Catherine Vela
Secretary Name Marianne Denise Rueda
Office Address San José 875 (Km14 Ruta 2) ,Barrio San José, Ciudad: San Lorenzo-Paraguay
Tel/Fax +595 21 582 716 / Cel:+595 982 79 18 17
E-mail kyudokaiasuncion@gmail.com
Number of Members 2 Dan………… 5     Sho Dan……… 3
Ungraded………… 7
TOTAL………… 15
Main Practice Place(s) 1- Sede Social & Deportiva del Banco Central del Paraguay SSDBCP
Av Choferes del Chaco c/ Cap. Pedro Carpinelli - Asunción
2- Sede Nueva Acrópolis –San Lorenzo: Calle San José 875

KYUDO PHILIPPINES

Kyudo Philippines group was created in 2017 by a french national resident in the country to answer the wish of Filipinos to discover and practice Kyudo. The group is growng in number and practice takes place in Makati (Metro Manila) every Sundays.



Date of Establishment 2017
President Name Martial Jeudy
Secretary Name --
Office Address --
Tel/Fax +63.9219988577
E-mail mar.yumi@yahoo.com
Web Site https://ja-jp.facebook.com/kyudoph/
Number of Members 3 Dan………… 1
Ungraded………… 15
TOTAL………… 16
Main Practice Place(s) THE CITYCLUB Alphaland Makati place 7232 Ayala Ave, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila

Singapore Kyudo Club

Singapore Kyudo Club (Singapore Kyudo Interest Group) was established in October 2014. The goals are, to introduce the art to the people, aim to have a community studying more about Kyudo, and provide a place to foreign practitioners visiting Singapore

We focus on both taihai and shooting techniques equally, and also value character development. Our practice is the Shomen style but welcome other shooting styles to train with us.





Foundation Date October 2014
President Name Jeremy Ong
Vice President Name Goh Horng Bor
Secretary Name Elaine Yeo
Advisors Name Kodama Mariko
E-mail sgkyudo.info@gmail.com
Web Site https://www.facebook.com/groups/770245766345928/
https://www.facebook.com/sgkyudo/
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
3 Dan………… 1,    2 Dan………… 2
Sho Dan………… 5
Ungraded………… 11
TOTAL………… 19
Main Practice Place(s) Changi Japanese Primary School

Siam Kyudo Kai (Thailand)

Siam Kyudo Kai was established in 2010 with the purpose to gather all Kyudo practitioners and promoting Kyudo activities in Thailand. We are currently practicing every Sunday morning at national archery field in Rajamangala stadium in Bangkok. We share our knowledge and our door is always open for beginners and all Kyudo Practitioner.



Date of Establishment 2010
President Name Korsakul Punyavardhana
Secretary Name Gaysinee Puangpetch
Office Address 52 Soi. Viphavadeerangsit42, Viphavadeerangsit road, Jatujak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Tel/Fax +66863920219
E-mail info@siamkyudokai.com
Web Site http://www.siamkyudokai.com/
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
【Renshi】5 Dan………… 1
5 Dan………… 1     4 Dan………… 0     3 Dan………… 1
2 Dan………… 5     Sho Dan………… 6
Ungraded……… 8
Total………… 22
Main Practice Place(s) National Archery field in Rajamangala stadium.

Ukrainian Kyudo Federation

The Ukrainian Kyudo Federation was established in 2011 for the purpose of promotion of Kyudo in Ukraine. We have been on exchange with kyudo organizations in Russia, Hungary, Latvia, Germany, Spain and Japan. As part of our activity we represent kyudo in the local archery and martial art festivals as well as in cultural events organized by the Japanese Embassy of Ukraine.





Date of Establishment 2011
President Name Foia Oleksandr
Secretary Name Shevchuk Serhiy
Office Address Myloslavska str. 25, apt. 217, Kyiv, Ukraine
Tel Tel.+380675026174 (also Viber and WhatsApp messengers)
E-mail foia.alexander@gmail.com
Web Site kyudo.org.ua
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
3 Dan………… 1     Sho Dan……… 1
Ungraded……… 15
Total………… 17
Main Practice Place(s) Kyiv, Kharkiv

Asociación de Kyudo del Uruguay (AKU)





Date of Establishment 2011
President Name Gonzlo Tihista
Secretary Name Bernardo Moraes
Office Address Pasaje Claudio Garcia 970 / ZC 11800
Tel / Fax +598-29004536 / +598-99994898
E-mail gtihista@gmail.com
Web Site Facebook:Asociación de Kyudo del Uruguay
Number of Members Shogo/Dan Numbers 3 Dan………… 1     2 Dan……… 2
Sho Dan………… 1     Ungraded……… 7
TOTAL………… 11
Main Practice Place(s) Yamato Dojo – Uruguay Budokan: Pasaje Claudio García 970

Hanoi Kyudo Club (Vietnam)

Kyudo club in Hanoi, this club established by Vietnamese youth. Almost all members are Vietnamese except 2 Japanese coaches.




Date of Establishment 5 August 2012
President Name Le Minh Tuan
Secretary Name Tran Thu Linh
Office Address 2/145e Yen Phu Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel / Fax Tel +84988929549 / Fax +8443248455
E-mail hanoikyudoclub@gmail.com
Web Site http://hanoikyudo.com
https://www.facebook.com/hanoikyudo/
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
3 Dan………… 2     2 Dan………… 2
Sho Dan………… 6     Ungraded………… 24
TOTAL………… 34
Main Practice Place(s) Cau Giay Gymnasium, 35 Tran Quy Kien Street, Dich Vong Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam

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