October 14, 2015


Kyudo (弓道 kyūdō?, way of the bow) is the modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō) of archery; Kyudo is based on kyūjutsu (art of archery), which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan.[1] Kyudo is practised by thousands of people worldwide. As of 2005, the International Kyudo Federation had 132,760 graded members.


                                                                              (Archery)                                                         (Kyudo)

  As you can see, the bow of Kyudo is simple unlike archery. So, it's more difficult to hit the target compared to archery. But hitting the target is not the only purpose of playing Kyudo. Kyudo practice as all budō includes the idea of moral and spiritual development.There is a saying ''seisha seichū'' which means correct shooting is correct hitting. So, performing fundamental movements correctly is also considered important. 
 I used to play Kyudo before, and it was really interesting!! You should try Kyudo someday!!