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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 : 3【Renshi】5 Dan : 3
5 Dan : 8     4 Dan : 9     3 Dan : 16     2 Dan : 18     Sho Dan : 9     Ungraded : 22
Total : 99
Office Address 30 Arcadian Gardens, Hadleigh, Benfleet, Essex SS7 2RP
Tel/Fax Tel:+44(0)1702 554 318
E-mail ukkasecretary@kyudo.org.uk
Web Site www.kyudo.org.uk
Main Practice Place(s) London:Sports Hall
Manchester:Sports Hall
Kent:Sports Hall
Essex:Sports Hall
Glasgow:Sports Hall
Activites to promote kyudo Public demonstrations at Japanese culture events, Martial arts events

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