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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

Arizona Kyudo Kai - Video presentation about Kyudo

posted Mar 1, 2021, 11:53 AM by Hunter Gott

Bill Savary of the Arizona Kyudo Kai created the following video presentation. If you are interested in Kyudo or know folks who are interested, please share it with them.

YouTube Video

New Kyudo promotional video

posted Sep 10, 2020, 7:41 AM by Hunter Gott   [ updated Sep 10, 2020, 7:45 AM ]

Kyudo Photograph Q on Facebook has created an excellent promotional video for Kyudo. They have given the okay for groups to use it to help promote Kyudo.

YouTube Video

Nichi Getsu Shin - Essay on Kyudo.

posted Sep 2, 2020, 6:07 PM by Hunter Gott

The French and Swiss Kyudo Renmei have made available this publication, written by Kaori Sato sensei, Kyoshi 6th dan, during his time in France from 1986 to 1990. It was originally written in French and was translated into English in 2016. The text includes many references to writings from the Kyudo Kyohon Volumes 2, 3, and 4, which have not been translated into English, making this essay by Sato sensei one of the few glimpses English speakers may have into the other volumes of the Kyohon. 

It can be downloaded from here.

No US seminar or shina in 2020.

posted Apr 5, 2020, 4:43 PM by Hunter Gott   [ updated Jan 22, 2021, 11:24 AM ]

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.

English Version

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.

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