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United Kingdom Kyudo Association

Kyudo should be presented as a discipline for cultivating body and mind. Much like yoga and taichi, which has become very popular in the West. This should be done in a way that is simple and easy to understand and not too esoteric. The sporting aspect of kyudo should also be highlighted but without neglecting its aesthetic appeal - “ Chowa” Beauty from Harmony. Presenting kyudo as a “samurai” activity and the yumi as a weapon creates a negative image so the historical background must be presented intelligently in the context of modern kyudo practice.
Westerners are attracted to contemplative activities that bring physical health and mental well-being and understand that traditional Japanese culture has this at its centre. In presenting kyudo to a general audience this should also been emphasized.

Date of Establishment 1975
President Name Ray Dolphin
Secretary Name Claude Le Guyader
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
【Kyoshi】 6 Dan:1 【Renshi】 6 Dan:2 【Renshi】 5 Dan:1
5 Dan:8     4 Dan:9     3 Dan:14     2 Dan:22     Sho Dan:9     Ungraded:35
Total:101
Office Address 30 Arcadian Gardens, Hadleigh, Benfleet, Essex SS7 2RP, UK
Tel/Fax Tel:+44(0)1702 554 318
E-mail ukkasecretary@kyudo.org.uk
Web Site -
Main Practice Place(s) London:Sports Hall
Oxford:Sports Hall
Manchester:Sports Hall
Birmingham:Sports Hall
Kent:Sports Hall
Cambridgshire:Sports Hall
Wales:Sports Hall
Essex:Sports Hall
Glasgow (Scotland):Sports Hall
Activites to promote kyudo (to make appealing) Public demonstrations / workshops
Lectures

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