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American Kyudo Renmei

Date of Establishment July, 1998
President Name Maria Peterson
Vice President Carly Born
Secretary Name Jeremy Cail
Treasurer Name David Barootian
Office Address PO Box 68
La Honda, CA 94020
Tel/Fax Tel:+1-408-636-3268
E-mail akrpres@googlegroups.com
Web Site http://www.kyudousa.com/
  1. 【1】107 participants attended the Seminar of the Americas from the U.S.A, Canada, Mexico and Argentina.
  2. 【2】Held several seminars in Canada and Mexico.
  3. 【3】Admitted the Virginia Kyudo Renmei as a new AKR member renmei.

Number of Members(April 2015)

  Ungraded Sho Dan 2 Dan 3 Dan 4 Dan 5 Dan Renshi
5 Dan
Renshi
6 Dan
Kyoshi
7 Dan
Total
Georgia Kyudo Renmei 9 2 0 2 3 4 1 0 0 21
Indiana Kyudo Renmei 11 7 8 2 5 0 1 1 0 35
Minnesota Kyudo Renmei 13 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 20
Northern California
Kyudo Federation
13 7 9 7 9 3 3 2 0 53
North Carolina
Kyudo Renmei
6 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 15
Southern California
Kyudo Renmei
7 1 7 7 2 2 3 0 0 29
South Carolina
Kyudo Renmei
3 3 5 3 2 4 2 0 1 23
Virginia Kyudo Renmei 6 3 3 6 1 1 0 0 0 20
Total Persons in U.S.A. 67 28 36 29 23 16 11 4 1 230

Georgia Kyudo Renmei

  1. 【1】Japan Fest, Atlanta, Georgia
  2. 【2】School demonstrations
  3. 【3】Community demonstrations

AKR Representative Name Joseph Reid
President Name Joseph Reid
Secretary Name Chris Negron
Treasurer Name Brett Richardson
Chief Instructor Tomio Kato
Office Address 2527 Foster Ridge Ct NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
Tel USA 404-583-8036
E-mail contact@gakr.org
Web Site http://www.gakr.org/
Main Practice Place(s) Norcross, Georgia:Fuji Kyudo Kai

Indiana Kyudo Renmei

Kyudo is a sport where one can enjoy competing to hit given targets and enjoy the competition and beauty of proper shooting and hitting while learning Virtuous Conducts such as humanity, Civility, Wisdom and trust as social beings and humans one can enrich one’s life through Kyudo training and can continue to practice Kyudo without any concern about one’s age.

Date of Establishment September, 1992
AKR Representative Ken Tanahara
President Name Young Park
Vice-President Name Ken Tanahara
Secretary Name Matt Lambert
Treasurer Name Eriko Leland
Office Address 197 E. U.S.HWY 136 Lizton, IN 46149 USA
Tel / Fax Tel: USA 317-994-5180 / Fax:USA 317-994-5141
E-mail younghpark@ameritech.net
Web Site -
Main Practice Place(s) City Name Kyudojo/Sports Hall
Lizton, Indiana: Wadokan -Dojo

Minnesota Kyudo Renmei

  1. 【1】Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival demonstration, 2006 present
  2. 【2】Numerous kyudo demonstrations at local colleges and schools
  3. 【3】Guest Lectured and taught introductory kyudo in college classes about Japanese Culture


Date of Establishment 20 September, 2002
AKR Representative Name John Born
President Name Cary Born
Vice-President Name John Born
Secretary Name Elizabeth Fehrmann
Treasurer Name Zach Klopfliesch
Office Address 26340 Canada Ave, Northfield, MN 55057 USA
Tel USA 651-460-4796
E-mail info@mnkyudo.org
Web Site http://www.mnkyudo.org/
Main Practice Place(s) Northfield High School, St. Louis Park Middle School

Northern California Kyudo Federation

  1. 【1】Demonstration at the Asian Arts Museum in San Francisco, California.
  2. 【2】Annual Demonstrations at the Japanese Cultural Faire in Santa Cruz,California.
  3. 【3】Attended Godo Keiko in Los Angeles, California.
  4. 【4】Hosted Godo Keiko in Los Altos Hills California.
  5. 【5】We hold several tournaments and local seminars each year.

Date of Establishment 2 June, 1984
AKR Representative Name Yoshiko Buchanan, Maria Peterson
President Name Maria Peterson
Vice-President Name Earl Hartman
Secretary Name Haitham Shammaa
Treasurer Name Henry Chan
Office Address 1580 Molitor Rd, Belmont CA 94002 USA
Tel USA 650-802-9129
E-mail maria.peterson123@gmail.com
Web Site -
Main Practice Place(s) City Name Kyudojo/Sports Hall
Sunnyvale, California:Renseikan
Alameda, California:Seishinkan
San Jose, California:Shiseikan
Seattle, Washington:Washington Kyudo Club
AZ Kyudo Kai:Tucson AZ

North Carolina Kyudo Renmei

  1. 【1】Classes 2 times a week, instructor seminars 2 times a year
  2. 【2】Dan and Jackie DeProspero lived and studied kyudo in Japan for 14 years at the Toshima-ku kyudojo with Onuma Hideharu hanshi and Osawa Kuwa hanshi
  3. 【3】Dan and Jackie DeProspero are co-authors of the books Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery and Illuminated Spirit: Conversations with a Kyudo Master
  4. 【4】Dan DeProspero, President: American Kyudo Renmei 10+ years(retired)
  5. 【5】Dan DeProspero, Founding Board Member, American Kyudo Renmei (AKR)
    Dan DeProspero, Founding Board Member, International Kyudo Renmei(IKYF) (retired)

Date of Establishment 11 January, 1995
AKR Representative Name Dan DeProspero
President Name Dan DeProspero
Vice-President Name Jackie DeProspero
Secretary Name Michael DeProspero
Office Address 501 Sleepy Valley Rd, Apex NC 27523 USA
Tel USA 919-303-5726
E-mail meishin@kyudo.com
Web Site http://www.kyudo.com/kyudo.html
Main Practice Place(s) Apex, North Carolina:Meishin Kyudojo

Southern California Kyudo Renmei

The Southern California Kyudo Renmei continues the long tradition of teaching kyudo in Southern California since the formation in 1908 of the Los Angeles Kyudo Kai. We have three dojos that are teaching Federation style kyudo following ANKF guidelines.



Date of Establishment 1 August, 2009
AKR Representative Name Jannette Curran
President Name Doug Sakurai
Vice-President Name Masa Owaki
Secretary Name Wei-Tarn Wilton Yeh
Treasurer Name Wei-Tarn Wilton Yeh
Office Address 1510 Paseo Sueno, SanDimas CA 91773 USA
Tel USA 626-331-6985
E-mail mowaki@earthlink.net
Web Site http://site.southerncaliforniakyudorenmei.com/home.html
Main Practice Place(s) City Name Kyudojo/Sports Hall
Gardena: Oh Shin Kan
San Diego: North County Aikikai
Milwaukee WI: Aikido of Greater Milwaukee

South Carolina Kyudo Renmei

  1. 【1】The South Carolin Kyudo Renmei has hosted five of the All Nippon Kyudo Federation seminars that have been held in America.
  2. 【2】We have sent instructors to teach in Mexico and Canada.
  3. 【3】Demonstrations at Japanfest, the largest Japanese exposition in the southeast and at Bon Odori.

Date of Establishment 1 February, 1994
AKR Representative Name Aaron Blackwell
President Name Aaron Blackwell
Office Address 1115 Neely Ferry Rd, Simpsonville, SC 29680-6347 USA
Tel USA 864-967-2059
E-mail sckyudo@aol.com
Web Site -
Main Practice Place(s) City Name Kyudojo/Sports Hall
Sipmsonville SC… …………… Seishin Dojo
Atlanta GA… ……………………Bitoku Dojo
Pensecola FL… ………………… Ichiya Dojo
Long Beach CA… …………Long Beach Dojo

Virginia Kyudo Renmei

Each April, annual demonstration at the Sakura Matsuri of Washington DC. Each June, annual regional seminar for New Jersey, Virginia and North Carolina students, led by Dan DeProspero, Renshi, 6th dan.

Date of Establishment 10 September, 2001
(Renmei status Aug 1, 2009)
AKR Representative Name William Reid
President Name William Reid
1st Vice-President Name Fumiko Takada
2nd Vice-President Name Martin Meichsner
Office Address 14374 Hillcrest Dr, King George VA 22484 USA
Tel USA 540-663-4226
E-mail wjreid@yahoo.com
Web Site -
Main Practice Place(s) City Name Kyudojo/Sports Hall
King George, VA US… …… Chomei Kyudojo
Alexandria, VA USA…… Capital Area Budokai
Jersey City, NJ USA……………… New York / New Jersey Kyudo Kai

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