2012 Kyto Teiki Chuo Shinsa Information

2012 Kyoto Teiki Chuo Shinsa

Sponsored by:     Koeki Zaidanhojin All Nippon Kyudo Federation
Hosted by:        Kyotofu Kyudo Federation
Date:             May 4th, 2012 (Fri) Nanadan and Kyoshi
                  May 5th, 2012 (Sat)      Rokudan and Hachidan
Time:             9:00
Place:            Kyoto Shi Kangyo Kaikan Miyako Messe
                  9-1 Seishoji-Cho, Okazaki, Sakyoku, Kyoto-shi 606-8343
8 Minutes from the Higashiyama station of the subway Tozai line
                  Phone:      075-762-2630
Web Page:         http://www.miyakomesse.jp

Testing Ranks:    Rokudan, Nanadan, Hachidan and Kyoshi
Eligibility: Rokudan / Those who received Godan by 5/5/2011
             Nanadan / Those who received Rokudan by 2011 Kyoto shinsa
             Hachidan / Those who received Nanadan by 2011 Kyoto shinsa
             Kyoshi / Those who received Renshi by May 4th, 2011
Application Dead Line:  Application must arrive ANKF by the 5th of March.

Note:  Read carefully the Chuo Shinsa Remarks
       Your Names, federation, testing category and shooting order # will be
  listed on the 63rd All Nippon Kyudo Taikai program.

To the AKR members:

Those who are planning to attend both the 63rd All Nippon Kyudo Taikai and testing at the 2012 Kyoto Teiki Chuo Shinsa should read the remarks on the events.  Such remarks are in either the Kyudo Magazine or the ANKF web site.
Ask your sensei for help to learn more details of the events.  Make sure to send both your application forms with the required amount test fee. 

Yoshiko Buchanan

Videos of the All Japan Championship and other info.

From the ANKF web Site, videos of the five finalists in the 2011 All Nippon Kyudo championship.  Note there are six videos, the last video is the best performance award archer:

The following are the videos of the best five archers at the 2011 All Nippon championship.
I hope you enjoy their pretty shooting and it will help your study.
Also from the ANKF kyudo magazine:
Those two sites are the information on the 2012 Kyoto Taikai and 2012 Teiki Chuo Shinsa in Kyoto

Translation summary will follow soon.

Kyoto Taikai schedule information for 2012 Kyoto Taikai

Translation of above information:

The 63rd All Nippon Kyudo Taikai
 (2012 Kyoto Taikai)

Sponsored by      KoekiZaidanHojin All Nippon Kyudo Federation
Hosted by         Kyoto-Fu Kyudo Federation

Date:  May 2nd and 3rd      2nd (Wed.)/ Renshi and Hanshi division
                     3rd (Thu.) / 4th and 5th dan and Renshi division
Place:               Miyakomesse / Kyto-city Kangyokan
                     9-1 Seishojicho, Okazaki, Sakyoku, Kyoto
Pnone: 075-762-2630, 8 minutes from Higashiyama station of the TOZAI line subway
Participation fee:   3000 yen
Dead line:           By the 2nd of April.  Designated application form must    
                     be used (application form is inserted in the Jan.
                     edition of Kyudo Magazine.)  For the AKR members:
                     Your application forms must be signed by your
                     President and sent to the ANKF office directly with
                     the participation fee (3000yen).

Competition:            Kinteki (28m)/ The ANKF Tournament rules will be used
and the shooting style is  five person sitting form. 
Cometition:             Individual
Enbu Devision:          Dan-Holders division (above 4th dan), Renshi division,
                        Kyoshi division and Hanshi division
Competition Devision:   Dan-Holders (4th dan above), Renshi division and
                        Kyoshi division

The registration is at 8:00 and Opening ceremony takes place at 9:30 on the 2nd.  Enbu (hitote) begins at 10:30.  The Enbu begins at 9:00 on the 3rd  Those who hit both arrows can advance to the competition division.  The attire should be wafuku+Hakama or white dogi+hakama+white tabi.

Teiki Chuo Shinsa Kyoto-2012 schedule information:

Spain profiled in the January, 2012 edition of the Kyudo magazine.

Death of Matsuoka Takehumi, Hanshi Kyudan

This is sad news from ANKF web at 1/5/12.
1997 Georgia seminar teacher  Matsuoka Takehumi sensei, Hanshi Kyudan (9th dan) passed way.
He was the honorary president of the Ehimeken Kyudo Federation.
GKR will send flower for condolence.                 

Tomio Kato, Georgia Kyudo Renmei

editor's note: Matsuoka sensei's teaching 'it is not promising if you keep using the front of your body.  Use your back.'

Hitting wooden targets in slow motion! How cool is that...

The first Asia Oceanic Kyudo Seminar has been announced.

As an overseas kyudo practitioner it is wonderful to be informed that the first Asia Oceanic Kyudo Seminar finally takes place.  It was originally planned for last year but because of the earthquake and subsequent incidents forced a postponement of this event.

Details as announced in the January kyudo magazine, page 13:

Sponsored by the International Kyudo Federation and co-sponsored by the All Nippon Kyudo Federation.

Hosted by Iichi ken kyudo federation.

Date: April 13th thru 15th.

A special test will take place on the 16th.

Testing ranks are shodan to roku dan and renshi.


1. New Zealand Federation member.
2. Taiwan Kyudo Association members.
3. Foreign students who are practicing and who belong to the All Nippon Kyudo Federation and are practicing in Japan.
4. Foreign students, not in an official federation may be admitted with consultation.