After a first time at Japan Expo in 2010, Kyûdô is very successful during the festival: the Kyûdô French federation, FFKT, is back to make you have a go at Japanese archery!
Discover the many aspects of Kyûdô
with demonstrations and initiations
Kyûdô is “the way of the arch”, or Japanese traditional archery. Inherited from medieval Japan, Kyûdô has a double origin: it takes its roots in Samurai’s war techniques and in the traditional rituals of the same era (religious or not) when the arch had an important symbolic function.
This discipline is probably the one which gets us closest to the true essence of martial arts, the aim of which is not victory on the adversary but on oneself. Kyûdô helps develop in the archer human qualities, strength of mind, self-knowledge and the respect of others.
Kyûdô in France
Kyûdô is not a very common discipline in France yet (about 650 members at the FFKT), though it is the second practicing country in Europe (behind Germany with about 1,000 members).
Attracted by its fun, physical, and spiritual aspects, young people and adults, though, are getting more and more interested in this demanding discipline.
© TAKO Presse / 2011 / Eric, Kamel, Paul