Kyudo is a living tradition of meditative archery, a powerful and highly refined contemplative practice. Led by Kanjuro Shibata XXI, Sensei, this programme is an intensive practice for advanced students of Bishu Chikurin branch of the Heki-ryu school of Kyudo.
Advanced students are expected to bring their own equipment (yumi, ya’s and kake) and to have ample experience with sishido as well as hitote shooting. We will be practicing Shamen.
Please register for the combined programme if you wish to stay for the open programme, and are willing to assist beginners with first shot and makiwara practice (and be trained for that). If you want to combine the advanced and the open programmes, please register through the specific Kyudo combined page.
Link to Oko’s Website: www.kyudo.org
When planning your trip, please note that this program coincides with the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Arrival day (July 24, Wednesday): Intro talk at 8 pm. You’re invited to come from 4 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6.45 pm.
End of programme (July 30, Thuesday): Closing circle and Banquet in the evening.
Departure day (July 31, Wednesday ): You may leave anytime (no programme). You’re welcome to stay for lunch. Note: If you wish to stay only for a couple of days, please contact the office after registration.
This programme is taught in English and will be translated into French. Requests for interpretation in other languages must be made in advance and confirmed (please indicate your request for interpretation on the registration page).
For Zenko and Oko members, there is a reduction of 50 € on the regular programme price displayed below (reduction proportionally decreased for discounted options)