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aikibuddha
09-16-2006, 12:38 AM
I am running into a dead-end finding Kyudo (Yumi and Ya - Bow and Arrow) equipment for Kyudo here in the United States. Anybody know where I can find them?

Thanks in advance.

miratim
09-16-2006, 12:43 AM
There's a kyudo group in Santa Fe, New Mexico that might have some info: http://www.jinkokyudojo.com/

They link to an equipment site, don't know anything about it though: http://www.kyudo.com/asahiam.html

aikibuddha
09-16-2006, 12:52 AM
Thanks for the links. I was hoping it wouldnt be that expensive! :eek:

cguzik
09-16-2006, 10:48 AM
Not only is the equipment expensive, but you can easily ruin a yumi if you don't know how to use it correctly. Beginning kyudo students may use practice tools such as a gomoyumi for months before using the real thing. Those with any experience will tell you not to bother unless you are practicing under a qualified teacher.

Neal Earhart
09-16-2006, 11:46 AM
http://www.zenko.org/index.htm

and

http://tokokyudojo.org/

The Tokokyudojo / Zenko Northeast conducts "First Shot" programs for new and beginning students at the Shamballa cutural center in NYC. You may want to check for similar programs in your area.

Texas
Austin Kyudo Group / Contact: Craig Thompson 512-445-6346