First Shot Kyudo: the art of Japanese archery (IAP 2018)

Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Zesiger MAC COURT (1/20) and Rockwell NORTH CT (1/21)

Kyudo, or Japanese archery, means the "way of the bow" and was considered the highest discipline of ancient Japanese samurai. Kyudo is based on standing Zen meditation used by Zen Buddhist monks as a means of cultivating self-awareness. Beginners will receive instruction in the basic form of kyudo, the Seven Coordinations or "shichi-do," and shoot at a short-range target. 

Day 1: Training (afternoon of Saturday, 1/20);

Day 2: actual shooting (morning of Sunday, 1/21). 

Must take part in both days. 

To register, please go to the IAP 2018 Activity listing that will become available in early November 2017.

The $20 participation fee must be received in order to secure your spot in this IAP activity.




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Religious/Spiritual, Health/Wellness, IAP (Independent Activities Period)

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japan, zen, kyudo, archery



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