Virginia Kyudo Renmei

is dedicated to the study and

practice of




-- Traditional Japanese Archery --

throughout Virginia and the
Washington DC area


Kyudo is an elegant, ceremonial, non-combative method of shooting the traditional Japanese bow and arrow. Kyudo requires, and therefore develops, a balanced body that works in concert with a peaceful mind.

Kyudo, literally "the Way (or Path) of the Bow", is a path that takes a lifetime to travel. Early progress in the basic forms of Kyudo soon give way to deeper insights into specific details. Each successive insight leads the student to a greater appreciation of the depth, subtlety and sincerity of the Kyudo experience.


One of Japan's oldest and purest martial arts, today Kyudo is practiced by men and women throughout the world.