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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. 

Official results of the 2017 Special Overseas Provisional Chuo Shinsa - Argentina, UK, and US.

posted Sep 14, 2017, 8:20 AM by Hunter Gott   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 8:30 AM ]

Please see the attached PDFs.

Blackwell Sensei has passed his 7th Dan shinsa.

posted Sep 7, 2017, 12:05 PM by Hunter Gott

Congratulations to Blackwell Sensei of the SCKR. He passed his 7th Dan shinsa in Fukuoka on September 2nd 2017.
Blackwell Sensei   Shinsa Results

South American seminar photos.

posted Aug 9, 2017, 6:59 AM by Hunter Gott

The first South American Seminar went well!  Below are a few photos from the event.
Seminar photo

 Seminar photo
Seminar Photo

Seminar Photo

South American Shinsa results

posted Jul 30, 2017, 11:33 AM by Hunter Gott   [ updated Jul 30, 2017, 11:34 AM ]

Shodan 1,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,16,17,18,19,20,27,28,29,30,32,35  (24 of 35 passed)
Nidan 36,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,45 (10/11 passed)
Sandan #50 & #53 (2/7 passed)
Yondan #56 & #59 (2/6 passed)
No Godan candidates
Renshi #63 (passed)

AKR 2017 Special Chuo Shinsa news!

posted Jul 28, 2017, 6:25 AM by Hunter Gott   [ updated Jul 30, 2017, 11:34 AM ]

AKR 2017 Shinsa results:

Shodan #1-20 (all 20 passed)
Nidan #22 - 38 (all 17 passed)
Sandan #40, #46, #49, #52, #54, #55, #56, #57 and #60 (9 of 22 passed)
Yondan #67, #73, #76, #79 (4 of 18 passed)
Godan #84 (1 of 11 passed)
Rokudan 0 (0 of 4 passed)
Renshi Dai-ichiji #97 (1 of 6 passed)
Renshi Dai-niji 0 (0 of 1 passed)

AKR 2017 Taikai news!

posted Jul 28, 2017, 6:23 AM by Hunter Gott   [ updated Aug 9, 2017, 11:26 AM ]

AKR 2017 Taikai results:


Upper rank division winners  ShinsaWinners
Takahiro Yanagiya

Upper rank division
1st place - Krzysztof Sienkiewicz (VKR)
2nd place - Tzu-Ting (Tim) Chen (NCKF)
3rd place - David Hong (NCKF)

Lower rank division 
1st place - Raj Rao (VKR)
2nd place - Paul Millington (VKR)
3rd place - Takahiro Yanagiya (GKR)

AKR Seminar Sonoma 2017 has concluded

posted Jul 23, 2017, 7:08 PM by Hunter Gott   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 3:54 PM ]

Seminar attendees
We would like to thank all attendees and of course the volunteers that made the seminar possible!

Results of the Special Provisional Chuo Shinsa (New Zealand)

posted May 13, 2017, 8:30 PM by Hunter Gott   [ updated May 13, 2017, 8:37 PM ]

You can view the PDF report here.


Group photo of the 2016 Special International Seminar (Tokyo)

posted Feb 16, 2017, 12:55 PM by Haitham Shammaa


2017 Special International Seminar (Nagoya)

posted Feb 6, 2017, 8:31 PM by Haitham Shammaa


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