Seishinkan Kyudojo

KYUDO - THE WAY OF THE BOW

Kyudo, the Way of the Bow, is one of Japan's oldest and most honored martial traditions. Over the course of Japanese history and under the influence of Shinto beliefs, Confucian morality, and Buddhist philosophy (including, but not limited to, Zen), the technique of archery flowered intothe art of kyudo, where archery is practiced as a Way of seishin tanren, or "spiritual forging." The diligent practice of kyudo provides both healthful exercise and a way for cultivating self-awareness and spiritual maturity, eventually leading to the realization of "Shin Zen Bi", or "Truth, Goodness and Beauty" in the life of the archer.

These qualities make kyudo an ideal way for modern people to maintain their physical and spiritual health and composure in an increasingly hectic world. Today, kyudo is practiced worldwide by more than half a million people.

Kyudo classes are held under the guidance of Mr. Earl Hartman, who holds a 6th degree rank (Rokudan) and first degree teaching certificate (Renshi) from the All Nippon Kyudo Federation.

We welcome all those who are interested in traveling the Way of the Bow.

For more information, please contact us at seishinkan.kyudo.usa@gmail.com

Dojo : Ira Jinkins Recreation Center, 9175 Edes Avenue, Oakland, CA 94603 (Please contact us for practice time)



BEGINNER'S EQUIPMENT ARE PROVIDED - VISITORS ARE WELCOME