Kyudo: The Way of the Bow

Chin Kyudo First Shot

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Kyudo: The Way of the Bow

Free Kyudo Demonstration

Friday, October 14, 6-7:30 pm

“First Shot” Workshop

Saturday, October 15, 9am-4pm–$90

Kyudo means “the way of the bow” and is an ancient form of Japanese archery. It is also a meditation practice, often referred to as “Zen archery.” Practicing kyudo involves focusing one’s attention and calming one’s mind for the precise drawing of the bow and release of the arrow. It is a path to opening one’s heart and mind to the natural dignity of being human, beyond the obstacles of ambition, doubt, and loneliness. Hitting the target is not considered important. “You do not practice kyudo to polish your form. You practice kyudo to polish your heart.”—Kanjuro Sendai

Those interested in learning kyudo can sign up for the “First Shot” Workshop, a daylong practice to be held on Saturday, October 15, 9am-4pm. “First Shot” gives the beginner an opportunity to practice the Seven Coordinations (Shichido), the basic form of kyudo as meditation. Prooceeds from the “First Shot” Workshop will go to the Aya Itagaki Scholarship Fund at AVA. Adults and older teenagers are welcome to participate.

A Kyudo demonstration to introduce the “First Shot” Workshop will be offered on Friday, October 14, from 6-7:30pm. We will also discuss how Kyudo as a martial art became a meditation practice. The Kyudo demonstration is free and open to the public.

Instructors: Ray Chin, Grace DiNapoli, and Tom Kyle teach kyudo in Thetford, Barre, and Barnett, VT, respectively. All are students of Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI, a bow maker and kyudo master whose lineage spanned 21 generations of master bow makers.

Click here to enroll in the Saturday, October 15 First Shot Workshop.

Kyudo – First Shot

Chin Kyudo First Shot

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow

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Free Kyudo Demonstration

Friday, October 16, 6-7pm

“First Shot” Workshop

Saturday, October 17, 9am-4pm

Click here to enroll in Kyudo – First Shot.

 

Kyudo means “the way of the bow” and is an ancient form of Japanese archery. It is also a meditation practice, often referred to as “Zen Archery.” Practicing kyudo involves focusing one’s attention and calming one’s mind for the precise drawing of the bow and release of the arrow. It is a path to opening one’s heart and mind to the natural dignity of being human, beyond the obstacles of ambition, doubt, and loneliness. Hitting the target is not considered important.

“You do not practice kyudo to polish your form. You practice kyudo to polish your heart.” —Kanjuro Sendai

Those interested in learning kyudo can sign up for the “First Shot” Workshop, a daylong practice to be held on Saturday, October 17, 9am-4pm. “First Shot” gives the beginner an opportunity to practice the Seven Coordinations (Shichido), the basic form of kyudo as meditation. A portion of the proceeds from the “First Shot” Workshop will go to the Aya Itagaki Scholarship Fund at AVA. Adults and older teenagers are welcome to participate.

A Kyudo demonstration to introduce the “First Shot” Workshop will be offered on Friday, October 16, from 6-7pm. The Kyudo demonstration is free and open to the public.

Instructor: Ray Chin is the instructor of a small group of kyudokas who practice regularly in Thetford, VT. He was a student of Kanjuro Shibata Sendai, a bow maker and kyudo master whose lineage spanned 20 generations of master bow makers. Shibata Sendai died in October 2013.

Click here to enroll in Kyudo – First Shot.

 

Kyudo—First Shot

Chin Kyudo First Shot

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First Shot

October 17, 2014

Saturday 9AM – 4PM

Click here to enroll in Kyudo—First Shot.

 

Free Kyudo Demonstration

October 16, 6-7PM

Kyudo means “the way of the bow” and is an ancient form of Japanese archery. It is also a meditation practice, and is often referred to as “Zen archery.” Practicing kyudo involves focusing attention and calming one’s mind for precise drawing of the bow and releasing the arrow. It is a path to opening one’s heart and mind to the natural dignity of being human, beyond the obstacles of ambition, doubt, and loneliness. Hitting the target is not considered important.

“You do not practice kyudo to polish your form. You practice kyudo to polish your heart.” Kanjuro Sendai

 

First Shot

Those interested in learning kyudo can sign up for “First Shot,” a daylong program to be held at AVA Gallery and Art Center on Saturday, October 17, 2015 9am-4pm. A free Kyudo Demonstration to introduce the First Shot program will be offered on Friday, October 16, from 6-7pm. “First Shot” gives the beginner an introduction to the Seven Coordinations (Shichido), the basic form of kyudo, as well as the meditation aspects. “First Shot” is required before one can practice regularly with other kyudokas (practitioners). The cost is $90 and includes instruction, use of equipment, and lunch. Adults and older teenagers are welcome to participate. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Aya Itagaki Scholarship Fund at AVA.

 

Weekly Kyudo Practice

Ray Chin, Tom Kyle and Grace DiNapoli are the instructors of a small group of kyudokas who practice regularly in Thetford, Montpelier, and Barnett, VT. The instructors are students of Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI, a kyudo teacher whose lineage spans 21 generations of kyudo masters.

Observers Are Always Welcome to Our Practices

Click here to enroll in Kyudo—First Shot.

Kyudo: Way of the Bow—Free Friday Night Demonstration

Chin Kyudo First Shot

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First Shot

October 17, 2014

Saturday 9AM – 4 PM

Click here to enroll in Kyudo—First Shot.

 

Free Kyudo Demonstration

October 16, 6-7PM

Kyudo means “the way of the bow” and is an ancient form of Japanese archery. It is also a meditation practice, and is often referred to as “Zen archery.” Practicing kyudo involves focusing attention and calming one’s mind for precise drawing of the bow and releasing the arrow. It is a path to opening one’s heart and mind to the natural dignity of being human, beyond the obstacles of ambition, doubt, and loneliness. Hitting the target is not considered important.

“You do not practice kyudo to polish your form. You practice kyudo to polish your heart.” Kanjuro Sendai

 

First Shot

Those interested in learning kyudo can sign up for “First Shot,” a daylong program to be held at AVA Gallery and Art Center on Saturday, October 17, 2015 9am-4pm. A free Kyudo Demonstration to introduce the First Shot program will be offered on Friday, October 16, from 6-7pm. “First Shot” gives the beginner an introduction to the Seven Coordinations (Shichido), the basic form of kyudo, as well as the meditation aspects. “First Shot” is required before one can practice regularly with other kyudokas (practitioners). The cost is $90 and includes instruction, use of equipment, and lunch. Adults and older teenagers are welcome to participate. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Aya Itagaki Scholarship Fund at AVA.

 

Weekly Kyudo Practice

Ray Chin, Tom Kyle and Grace DiNapoli are the instructors of a small group of kyudokas who practice regularly in Thetford, Montpelier, and Barnett, VT. The instructors are students of Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI, a kyudo teacher whose lineage spans 21 generations of kyudo masters.

Observers Are Always Welcome to Our Practices

Click here to enroll in Kyudo—First Shot.

Gallery Talk :: Kyudo–The Way of the Bow

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Free Kyudo Demonstration

Friday, October 17, 6-7pm

 Chin Kyudo First Shot

“You do not practice kyudo to polish your form. You practice kyudo to polish your heart.” —Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XX

Kyudo means “the way of the bow” and is an ancient form of Japanese archery. It is also a meditation practice, often referred to as “Zen archery.” Practicing kyudo involves focusing one’s attention and calming one’s mind for the precise drawing of the bow and release of the arrow. It is a path to opening one’s heart and mind to the natural dignity of being human, beyond the obstacles of ambition, doubt, and loneliness. Hitting the target is not considered important.

Those interested in learning kyudo can sign up for the “First Shot” Workshop, a daylong program to be held on Saturday, October 18, 9am-4pm. “First Shot” gives the beginner an introduction to the Seven Coordinations (Shichido), the basic form of kyudo as meditation. A portion of the proceeds from the “First Shot” Workshop will go to the Aya Itagaki Scholarship Fund at AVA. Adults and older teenagers are welcome to participate.

Ray Chin is the instructor of a small group of kyudokas who practice regularly in Thetford, VT. He was a student of Kanjuro Shibata Sendai, a bow maker and kyudo master whose lineage spanned 20 generations of master bow makers. Shibata Sendai died in October 2013.