MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2017

KYUDO: Japanese Archery

Joyce Wu, Jim Boorstein, Sam Kanner

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Limited to 15 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions
Fee: $20.00 for instruction

Kyudo, or Japanese archery, means the "way of the bow" and was considered the highest discipline of ancient Japanese samurai. Kyudo is based on standing Zen meditation used by Zen Buddhist monks as a means of cultivating self-awareness. Beginners will receive instruction in the basic form of kyudo.  Training will take place on the first day (1/14), followed by actual shooting on the second day (1/15). People are required to come on Saturday to be trained in order to shoot on Sunday.

Cosponsored by Byakko Kyudo.

Sponsor(s): MIT Japan Program, Center for International Studies
Contact: Christine Pilcavage, E40-431, x8-8208,


Jan/14 Sat 01:00PM-05:00PM MAC Court

Kyudo training


Jan/15 Sun 09:30AM-03:30PM Rockwell Cage, North Court

Kyudo shooting