An introduction to Kyudo practice and an opportunity for more experienced archers to practice indoor long distance shooting inside the Hampshire College gymnasium.
Led by Laurajean “LJ” Stewart of Barnet Tradepost Wellness Center
Hosted by Samuel Kanner, Carrie Bergman and members of Shuuko Kyudo – Amherst
Saturday, November 16, 2019 Workshop/Practice: 1pm – 5pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019 Workshop/Practice: 10am – 5pm (lunch break: noon – 1:15pm)
In historic times, the Japanese archer was considered the elite of the warrior class. The Japanese bow (yumi) was constructed to reliably perform accurate shots on a battlefield over great distances. The use of yumi in battle eventually became obsolete and this military archery technique (Kyūjutsu) was adapted into a method of standing meditation. The emphasis of aiming at a target is non-existent in modern forms of Japanese archery now referred to as Kyūdo, meaning the way or profound method of the bow.
For beginners: The Shuuko Hampshire Kyudojo invites you to participate in the first steps of this journey over a weekend of beginner’s instruction and training of introductory skills.
For more experienced students: have the chance to practice their alignment over long distance shooting, hitote and tsukubai, and etiquette on the platform (shajo).
Shuuko class equipment will be available to use. No purchase of Kyudo equipment is necessary.
Meals & Lodging:
No lunch Saturday but hot tea, water, and light snacks will be available during both days of the event.
Lunch Sunday will be catered by Hampshire Dining @ Noon – 1:15pm in the mezzanine of the gymnasium.
Feel free to bring your own food and refreshments. Many restaurant options within a short drive of the campus and on the bus route.
As Hampshire College is in session, we cannot occupy the dorms overnight.
Some hotel/motel options include:
Holiday Inn Express – Hadley, MA
Marriot Courtyard – Hadley, MA
Howard Johnson – Hadley, MA
Rodeway Inn – Hadley, MA
Select your ticket type, below, to reserve your space at the event. Payment will be accepted at the event via cash or check. Venmo and Square Cash are now being accepted. Unfortunately, PayPal as of yet. Thank you!
If you have any questions, contact Samuel Kanner, instructor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bookings are closed for this event.