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

See our post on the 2015 IKYF American Seminar for information.

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

AKR News

  • 2015 TOKYO SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR                                                                                    When Buchanan Sensei said I must go to the 2015 Tokyo Special International Seminar for Godan and above I could not easily refuse. So as the days neared I viewed the seminar with hope and anxiety. As anyone knows, to have a low number at a seminar is intimidating.     As we entered Chuo Dojo (Meiji Jingu Park) happy memories of the 2010 IKYF Seminar came flowing back. The beauty and solemnity of this hallowed ground cannot be expressed in words.     Day one of the seminar started slowly with a midday registration. The two Koshi were Shunin Koshi Hanshi Kyudan Ishikawa Takeo and Koshi Hanshi Hachidan IIjima Masao. What an honor to have two of the highest ranking Senseis in the ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2015, 9:15 AM by Haitham Shammaa
  • AKR Update September, 2015 AKR Update September, 2015 Dear AKR Members and Friends,     I hope this edition finds all of you are well.  September is now over and there are some articles that I would like to share with you.  Weather is getting comfortable and nice for practice.  In the Yumi tradition they say that bows (Nibe-Yumi) are most stable at this season and “Shiraki-Yumi” (un-lacquered bows) are happy to be used.  I hope you enjoy shooting in the crisp and clear air of autumn.   Sincerely Yoshiko Buchanan,  AKR President   ******~*****~*****~*****~******~*****~****** From the AKR: 1)  The MNKR has formed the 2016 Seminar Committee.  They are going to have their first meeting by using Google Hangouts.  Thank you committee members and we will ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2015, 8:06 AM by Haitham Shammaa
  • AKR Update August, 2015 AKR Update August, 2015 Dear AKR Members,     To begin this edition, first of all, I would like to send my respect and condolences to the family and friends of the late Liam O’Brien sensei (kyoshi 7th dan, UK) who passed away on the 28th of August.  The official announcement of his passing away has been posted at the KFF section.   I would like to apologize for not publishing the AKR Update for two months, June and July.  I hope all of you have been well since then.  Those who attended the seminar must have returned home with good experience, learnings and excitement.   They must have brought back a lot of teachings from the senseis and such teachings ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2015, 9:26 PM by Haitham Shammaa
  • 2015 American Kyudo Renmei Taikai Below is the information and registration for the 2015 American Kyudo Renmei Taikai, to be held during the 2015 IKYF Seminar in South Carolina.  Refer to the attached document (below the registration form) for information about taikai shooting sequence and timing.
    Posted May 22, 2015, 4:18 PM by Carly Born
  • AKR Update April/May 2014 Dear AKR members, I hope all of you are enjoying the nice days of  early summer.  This edition covers topics from May through June.  The 2nd Sekai Kyudo Taikai is around the corner and there is important information attached to this edition.  Please see the files and distribute them to your members.  They need this information definitely.  The AKR wishes the very best to the US team and all the participants to the 2014 IKYF event in Paris. The $200 AKR grant has been presented to Fumiko, Miho and Kevin already with a good luck card.  Asahi America , Dan sensei, helped the AKR to buy new kyudo-gi for the US team and Kato sensei prepared  US flag patches for ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2014, 11:11 AM by Carly Born
  • AKR Update 2014 March Edition Dear AKR members, I hope this edition will find all of you doing well. SCKR and NCKR may still have some trace of winter but the rest of you must be enjoying the spring. Today is the end of the AKR fiscal year of 2013 and I would like to thank the AKR members for your support and dedication to the kyudo activities. There are a few news items to share wit hyou in this month. If you have any questions and /or suggestions please feel free to contact the AKR office. Sincerely, Yoshiko Buchanan 1) From the AKR (a) The AKR Privacy Policy has been created. Thanks to all the representatives the AKR Privacy Policy has been unanimously approved ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2014, 6:23 PM by Carly Born
  • Information about IKYF 2014 event in Paris The IKYF is planning to offer an international seminar and shinsa in conjunction with the 2nd Sekai Taikai (2nd International Championships) that will be hosted in Paris, France in July 2014.  Please see this announcement from the IKYF for a recent communication from the Ishikawa-sensei.  All future announcements and information from the IKYF will be posted on the IKYF Information page of this site.
    Posted Nov 29, 2013, 7:17 AM by Carly Born
  • Reflections by Participants of the 2013 Seminar Please have a look at the reflection essays written by some participants of the 2013 AKR Seminar.  You will find them in the newly created Past Seminars section of the site.  And here's a link to lead you there!
    Posted Aug 14, 2013, 5:47 PM by Carly Born
  • 2013 AKR Kyudo Taikai Results Below are the results of the 2013 Kyudo Taikai, conducted at this year's seminar.A-Division     1st #86 Yukiko Itokawa, Canada Toronto     2nd #84 Eriko Leland, Indiana    3rd #85 Hideki Nagata, VirginiaB-Division     1st #57 Zane Moriki, Northern California    2nd #74 William Savary, Northern California    3rd #22 Keiko Uenishi, Virginia Congratulation and Thank you All,   Tomio Kato
    Posted Aug 9, 2013, 1:02 PM by Carly Born
  • 2013 AKR Seminar Photos Maria Peterson kindly shared her photos of this year's seminar, and we've posted them online.  Have a look!2013 AKR Seminar Photos
    Posted Aug 8, 2013, 9:58 AM by Carly Born
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IKYF Announcements

  • 2015 IKYF American Seminar Information and applications for the 2015 IKYF American Seminar is now available.  Basic information is as follows:Seminar Dates: July 27-29thShinsa (examination) Date: July 30thLocation: University of ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2015, 1:57 PM by Carly Born
  • Thank you from IKYF All representatives of International Kyudo Federation affiliate countries Thank you for your cooperation on Kyudo matters.Please refer to the attached file for the official record of the Second World ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2014, 7:22 PM by Carly Born
  • Short video of IKYF Taikai France 3 TV channel posted this short video about the IKYF Taikai in Paris.  The video is in French without subtitles.  I was not able to embed the video, but ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2014, 10:24 AM by Carly Born
  • IKYF Second Seikai Taikai Rosters Attached are the rosters and participant lists for those participating in the Second Seikai Taikai.
    Posted Jul 8, 2014, 11:04 AM by Carly Born
  • Final Details for Paris Events & Shinsa ScheduleThe schedule for the event in Paris can be viewed by downloading "schedule B-C English.pdf" document listed at the bottom of this page.Reception InvitationThe official ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2014, 9:39 PM by Carly Born
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