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Kyudo or Japanese Zen archery is the art of controlling the mind, the body, and conduct.

Kyudo is Japanese archery melded with the influence of both Shinto and Zen Buddhism, an offshoot martial art of kyujutsu. From there, it was developed as a spiritual meditation that utilizes the elements of focus, discipline and precision to achieve Zen. 


The Art of Shooting

From its name, kyudo means “the way of the Bow” and is one of Japan’s oldest martial arts.