Practice Schedule/Enrollment Info

The Shuuko Kyudojo at Hampshire College offers introductory and intermediate level instruction every Spring and Fall season in accordance with the Hampshire College academic calendar. All equipment and supplies are provided – no purchases of equipment to participate are necessary. Please wear suitable clothing that allows for full freedom of movement. Optional personal uniforms (hakama, keikogi, obi) are available to purchase. Click a tab below to learn more about our practice and categories of membership. If you have any questions, contact us at info@shuuko.org.

Direct access to Shuuko Kyudojo forms and info sheets:

Shuuko Practice
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays*, 6pm – 7:45pm in the dojo/studio room on the 2nd floor of the Robert Crown Center.

  • Practice meets in the dojo/studio room on the 2nd floor of the Robert Crown Center at Hampshire College.
  • *Thursday practices begin with seated meditation.
  • Practice seasons correspond with the academic calendar of Hampshire College.                                                                                                         Fall season = conventional fall semester.  Spring season = conventional spring semester.                                                                                         Please see our practice calendar in the drop down menu of the “Practice Schedule/Enrollment Info” tab.
  • We offer ongoing introductory First Shot training as well as practice for intermediate/advanced students. Dojo equipment is available for use.
  • We prefer not to offer single one-time visits for beginners outside of specific 2-day programs (when offered).  Our policy is the most respectful way to “try out” kyudo is through a committed and fully comprehensive 2-day First Shot program or through consistent instruction as a regular member for a minimum of one season.
  • For details on types of membership, please see the information in the other tabs or download our Shuuko Info Sheet.
  • Shuuko Membership/Liability Form download here.
  • Contact info@shuuko.org for more details or to let us know if you’re joining in.

Students with valid ID enrolled in the nearby consortium at Hampshire College, Smith College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, and UMass Amherst are discounted for the student fee of $40.00 per season.
Students with vaild ID from any other institution are welcome and discounted as well.

Dues and fees stand for one season.  Dues are not pro-rated based on the time joined within the season.

Students will receive introductory First Shot training to certify they are eventually fit to fire live shots among the main practice group.

  • We prefer not to offer single one-time visits for beginners outside of specific 2-day programs (when offered).  Our policy is the most respectful way to “try out” kyudo is through a committed and fully comprehensive 2-day First Shot program or through consistent instruction as a regular member for a minimum of one season.

For details on membership and dues payment method, please see our Shuuko Info Sheet.

Download 2-page enrollment form

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

  • General Public members — those not currently enrolled as a student will receive introductory First Shot training to certify they are eventually fit to fire live shots among the main practice group.
  • Dues rate for full-time general public members is $60.00 per season.
  • Dues and fees stand for one season.  Dues are not pro-rated based on the time joined within the season.
  • Intermediate level members already with First Shot training may practice live shots right away.
  • Part-time members from afar/out-of-state are discounted $30.00 per season.
  • Individuals (“kids”) under the age of 18 may practice with us! We ask that they generally be of a height approximately greater than 4 feet.  We realize this is an unusual request but we assure you it has only to do with the size properties of the kyudo equipment and target stands as we do not possess equipment suitable for child sizes.
  • Kids under 18 years old are discounted $30.00 per season.
  • We prefer not to offer single one-time visits for beginners outside of specific 2-day programs (when offered).  Our policy is the most respectful way to “try out” kyudo is through a committed and fully comprehensive 2-day First Shot program or through consistent instruction as a regular member for a minimum of one season.
  • For details on membership and dues payment method, please see our Shuuko Info Sheet.
  • Download 2-page enrollment form

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

- Upcoming Kyudo Events in 2020 -

 

1) January 11th & 12th, 2020
Byakko Kyudojo Winter MIT Program
MIT - Cambridge, MA

Information and Registration at: http://byakkoiba.com/2020mit-program/

 Download flyer- MIT 2020

 

 

2) Date: TBA
Shuuko Kyudojo Spring 2020 Program
Hampshire College

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!
Contact info@shuuko.org

3) Date: April 30th - May 3rd, 2020
Toko Kyudojo 22nd Annual Intensive w/Don Symanski
Garrison Institute
"Details forthcoming"!