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Welcome to the homepage of the 
American Kyudo Renmei 
We are an organization devoted to the instruction and practice of Kyudo, traditional Japanese archery.

We have a number of member organizations located at various locations across the United States.  
Please see AKR Member Federations tab for a list of our member organizations.
Please contact the local federation for information about local practice locations and times. Contact information for each federation is provided on their page. 

Maria Peterson, President
Carly Born, Vice President
Jeremy Cail, Secretary
David Barootian, Treasurer
Joseph Reid, Auditor
Hunter Gott, Webmaster

No US seminar or shina in 2020.

posted Apr 5, 2020, 4:43 PM by Hunter Gott

Regretfully, there will be no US seminar or shinsa in 2020. Wishing good health to all.

April event canceled. Plan accordingly for future events.

posted Feb 4, 2020, 9:02 AM by Hunter Gott

The International Kyudo Federation has provided an update on seminars sponsored by the IKYF. The April event has been canceled. Please see the attached images before making future plans.

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Happy new year!

posted Dec 28, 2019, 6:34 PM by Hunter Gott

The American Kyudo Renmei would like to wish all of its members and followers a happy new year! あけましておめでとうございます! We look forward to seeing all of you again for the 2020 seminar.


Kashimon dojo will be hosting a three-day Seminar

posted Oct 3, 2019, 8:17 PM by Hunter Gott   [ updated Oct 4, 2019, 6:53 AM ]

The Kashimon dojo will be hosting a three-day seminar on January 17th-19th 2020. 
Please see attached flyer for details.

Sabastian Velilla
Kashimon Dojo
Eustis Florida (Just North of Orlando)

Photos from the 2019 AKR Taikai

posted Jun 29, 2019, 10:03 AM by Hunter Gott   [ updated Jun 29, 2019, 10:42 AM ]

The ANKF asked us not to post IKYF American Seminar photos to social media pages, so we are only sharing photos from the AKR Taikai. Photos courtesy of Joshu Santos, Kyudo Brazil.  For more photos please visit our Facebook page.

A group (Yondan and above first photo)
1st - Bill Savary (USA), center
2nd - Juan Diego Fonseca Ashton (Ecuador), right
3rd - Tim Macmillan (USA), left

B group (Mudan through Sandan 2nd photo):
1st - Hunter Gott (USA), center
2nd - Gonzalo Tihista (Uruguay), right
3rd - Wesley Chan (Canada), left

Taikai winners Mudan - Sandan

CNKyudo online magazine

posted Feb 9, 2019, 2:52 PM by Hunter Gott

CNKyudo has published their first magazine.  If you're interested please check out  Keep in mind it's in French.

Kyudo Journal - New Website

posted Jan 25, 2019, 12:37 PM by Hunter Gott

A new webpage and corresponding Facebook page have been created by Mr. Okuno. He was an official photographer of the Tokyo Seminar back in April.

2019 American Kyudo Renmei official dates.

posted Jan 7, 2019, 4:50 PM by Hunter Gott

Seminar: June 24 - 26
Shinsa: June 27

Please like and follow the American Kyudo Renmei Facebook page and the South Carolina Kyudo Renmei Facebook page for up to date information.

Florida Dojo Biraki

posted Oct 23, 2018, 7:41 AM by Hunter Gott   [ updated Oct 23, 2018, 8:03 AM ]

We have just received some exciting news from the South Carolina Kyudo Renmei. One of their member clubs in Eustis, Florida will be opening a traditional Kyudojo, one of the very few in the United States! 

More detailed information on the Kashimon dojo Biraki can be found at

For further details please contact Sabastian Velilla at

International Shinsa B results

posted May 15, 2018, 9:15 AM by Hunter Gott   [ updated May 15, 2018, 9:15 AM ]

Official results of the International Provisional Chuo Shinsa for A and B sections have been delivered to all national renmei and communicated to AKR state renmei. Please check with your state renmei representatives for any fees that may be due if you passed your exam.

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