As a further initiative to promote Kyudo to an international audience, the World Kyudo Taikai was held in Paris, France on July 19 and 20, 2014, welcoming the best kyudo archers from 21 countries around the world. The First World Kyudo Taikai was held in Tokyo, Japan, in 2010. This inaugural Taikai was won by France who achieved, in one round, the rare feat of scoring with twelve arrows out of twelve.
All the participants in the Second World Kyudo Taikai gathered at the Sports Center located within the University of Paris. This was the first time that an event of such scale and importance has been held outside Japan.
Purpose：The World Kyudo Taikai was organized in Paris, France, in order to further promote Kyudo to an international audience.
Sponsor：International Kyudo Federation (IKYF)
Co-sponsor：Public Interest Incorporated Foundation All Nippon Kyudo Federation (ANKF)
Supervision：France Kyudo Federation (Fédération de Kyudo Traditionnel- FFKT / The Second Sekai Kyudo Taikai Executive Committee)
Assistance：The City of Paris
Support：European Kyudo Federation (EKF)
Date：Saturday, July 19, 2014 and Sunday, July 20, 2014
Competition：Kinteki (Zasha, 36cm diameter Kasumi-Mato)
Categories：Team - competition by countries
Individual - Sandan and under group (Mudan, Shodan, Nidan, Sandan)
Dan Rank Holders group (Yondan, Godan)
Shogo Holders group (Renshi, Kyoshi)
Regulations：Based on the “Kyudo Competition Regulations” published by All Nippon Kyudo Federation and the “Executive Guideline” of this Taikai.
The Second World Kyudo Taikai was held in Paris on July 19th and 20th 2014. This is the first time a Taikai of this scale and importance has been held outside Japan. The best archers from 21 countries gathered at the Sports Center, located within the University of Paris, to compete in the individual and team tournament. Japan, who had not reached the finals in the First World Kyudo Taikai held in 2010 in Tokyo, more than made up for this with clear victories in both the individual and team contests.
The French Team once more achieved the distinction of reaching the Final of the Taikai.
|First||17||Nagy Akos||Hungary||Sho dan|
|First||144||Fujino Sayuri||Japan||Kyoushi Nana dan|
|First||78||Miyahara Ryouhei||Japan||Go dan|
|9:00||Venue Opens / Registration
|10:00||Opening Ceremony / Ya-watashi
|11:00||Individual - Preliminaries
|14:00||Team - Preliminaries
|9:00||Venue opens / Registration
|10:00||Individual - Finals
|14:00||Team - Finals
|16:00||Awards / Closing Ceremony
Location: Paris - France
Venue: Le C.R.O.U.S. Sports Centre, Paris, France
Address: Centre Sportif Universitaire Jean Sarrailh
39 avenue Bernanos 75005, Paris, France