Kyudo Lesson

Kyudo, the way of the bow, is an ancient martial art which has been depicted throughout Japanese history and eventually developed into an almost spiritual practice in the samurai era. Once the need to practise kyudo for warfare was no longer necessary with the rise of modern weaponry, it began to be pursued as an art form thus becoming a meditative practice.

The Japanese bow is uniquely shaped: asymmetrical, long and thin, it requires immense strength to draw back. During this exciting experience, you will have a chance to watch an expert kyudo practitioner display their skill. From the history behind the art of kyudo to the practical steps needed to fire an arrow, there will be a lot to learn today.