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About the IKYF

About the IKYF

The International Kyudo Federation (IKYF) was founded in 2006 by Kyudo enthusiasts from around the world to pursue the ultimate goal of Shin, Zen,, Bi (Truth, Goodness, Beauty) while cultivating its members through the practice of one of the most traditional of Japanese arts. With Her Imperial Highness the Princess Takamado as Honorary President, the IKYF aims to achieve peace in society throughout the world by strengthen the trust and friendship among its members through the spirit of Kyudo.

To achieve these goals, the International Kyudo Federation engages in the following activities:

  • Supporting the promotion of Kyudo in countries outside of Japan
  • Supporting the development of Kyudo Federation branches outside of Japan
  • Establishing Rules for International Competition
  • Organizing World Kyudo Taikai Competitions
  • Organizing and supporting training seminars and workshops outside of Japan
  • Providing updated information on Kyudo related matters and issuing periodic bulletins
  • Supporting Shinsa examinations administered by the All Nippon Kyudo Federation (ANKF)
  • Carrying out other necessary projects related to the activates listed above

In order to promote Kyudo worldwide while maintaining high moral and disciplined standards, the IKYF is assisted by the ANKF by providing instructors and administering special Shinsa examinations for international Kyudo practitioners. As a result, many are drawn to Kyudo as a way to seek a spiritual path.

Constitution of the International Kyudo Federation

About the IKYF Tokyo Head Office

Name International Kyudo Federation (IKYF)
Established May 2 ,2006
Office Address Kishi Memorial Hall
1-1-1, JIinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8050 Japan
Tel/Fax Tel.: +81-3-3481-2387/Fax.: +81-3-3481-2398
E-Mail ikyf@kyudo.jp
Number of Member States 28
Languages English and Japanese (All technical terms will use Japanese)

Main Activities of the Head Office

  1. Developing promotional strategies for Kyudo
  2. Organizing International Kyudo events
  3. Supporting the administration of Shogo and Dan/Kyu Rank Shinsa examinations
  4. Organizing and supporting training seminars and workshops
  5. Issuing bulletins and related Kyudo matters
  6. Carrying out other necessary projects related to the activates listed above
Directions to the Office:
◎A 5-minute walk(400m)from the JR Harajuku Station.
(Take the Meiji-jingu Mae Exit)
◎A 10-minute walk from the JR Shibuya Station. (Take the Hachiko Square Exit)
International Kyudo Federation (All Nippon Kyudo Federation)
1-1-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8050 Japan
Tel.: +81-3-3481-2387    Fax.: +81-3-3481-2398
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