Kyudo is part of budo, the art of archery. Kyudo is a fairly rare sport. Kyudo classes are held without distinction of gender and age, you can start training in this sport at any time in life.
Kyudo classes can be done with the purpose of meditation, but most athletes practice kyudo with the aim of teaching shooting as a sport. The main principle of kyudo is observing nobiai, which results in the most natural shot leading to a hit. Therefore, many shooters consider it particularly important to participate in various competitions and, in general, any opportunity to improve their technique.
The dojo for kyudo varies depending on the styles used, which depends on the kyudo school and the country in which the training is conducted. In Japan, most of the dojos consist of an entrance from the back or to the right during the shooting, the main territory lined with a tree with a ceiling more than four meters high, a large intermediate zone under the open sky, a specific place for the target, a matoba located 28 meters from the main zone, separate places for judges or spectators who are on the right during the shooting; rooms for practicing shooting at makiwara, which is not a mandatory Continue reading