Kyudo Books

Kyudo, translated as "the way of the bow" in Japanese, is a traditional martial art and spiritual discipline that embodies the principles of mindfulness, focus, and harmony. Rooted in Japan's samurai heritage, Kyudo is more than a sport or technique; it is a path of self-discovery and personal development.

The history of Kyudo can be traced back to ancient Japan, where archery played a central role in warfare, hunting, and spiritual practice. In the early periods of Japanese history, archery was considered a vital skill for samurai warriors, who trained rigorously to master the bow and arrow for both combat and ceremonial purposes.

During the peaceful Edo period (1603-1868), Kyudo underwent a transformation from a martial art to a form of contemplative practice and moral training. The principles of Zen Buddhism were integrated into Kyudo training, emphasizing the importance of mental focus, discipline, and self-awareness in archery.

One of the most influential figures in the history of Kyudo is Awa Kenzo (1880-1939), a renowned archer and Zen master who played a pivotal role in revitalizing and standardizing Kyudo in the modern era. Awa's teachings emphasized the spiritual aspects of Kyudo, encouraging practitioners to cultivate a sense of presence, mindfulness, and inner harmony through the practice of archery.

In the post-war period, Kyudo experienced a resurgence in popularity, with organizations such as the All Japan Kyudo Federation (ANKF) promoting its practice and preservation. Today, Kyudo is practiced and taught in countries around the world, with practitioners ranging from dedicated martial artists to enthusiasts seeking a meditative and contemplative practice.

Kyudo training encompasses a wide range of techniques and practices, including proper posture, breathing, and mental focus. The ultimate goal of Kyudo is not simply to hit the target but to achieve a state of harmony and unity with the bow, the arrow, and the target—an experience known as "hitotsu mato ni naru" or "becoming one with the target."

Our store offers a curated selection of Kyudo books that delve into its history, techniques, and philosophy. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to Kyudo, these books provide invaluable insights into the rich and profound world of Japanese archery. Explore our collection and embark on your own journey of self-discovery and mastery through the ancient art of Kyudo.

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow Book by Feliks Hoff

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow Book by Feliks Hoff

Prezzo di listino $24.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $29.95 USD Prezzo scontato $24.95 USD
Kyudo the Japanese Art of Archery Book by William Acker (Preowned)

Kyudo the Japanese Art of Archery Book by William Acker (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $49.00 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $49.00 USD
The Fundamentals of Japanese Archery Book by William Acker (Preowned)

The Fundamentals of Japanese Archery Book by William Acker (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $699.00 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $699.00 USD
Kyudo for Beginners Book & DVD by Yoshihiko Ishiyama (Preowned)

Kyudo for Beginners Book & DVD by Yoshihiko Ishiyama (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $89.00 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $89.00 USD
First Kyudo: Learn Beautiful Movements. Train Your Mind & Body to Stay Healthy Book by Makinori Matsuo

First Kyudo: Learn Beautiful Movements. Train Your Mind & Body to Stay Healthy Book by Makinori Matsuo

Prezzo di listino $34.99 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $34.99 USD
Kyudo Basics & How to Improve Book by Jun Fukuro & Hiromitsu Kase

Kyudo Basics & How to Improve Book by Jun Fukuro & Hiromitsu Kase

Prezzo di listino $39.00 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $39.00 USD
Learn Kyudo with Videos Book (With QR Codes) by Yoshihiko Ishiyama

Learn Kyudo with Videos Book (With QR Codes) by Yoshihiko Ishiyama

Prezzo di listino $59.00 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $59.00 USD
Kyudo for Yudansha Book & DVD by Yoshihiko Ishiyama (Preowned)

Kyudo for Yudansha Book & DVD by Yoshihiko Ishiyama (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $89.00 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $89.00 USD
Zen in the Art of Archery Book by Eugen Herrigel

Zen in the Art of Archery Book by Eugen Herrigel

Prezzo di listino $12.88 USD
Prezzo di listino $19.95 USD Prezzo scontato $12.88 USD
Budo: The Martial Ways of Japan Book & DVD by Nippon Budokan - Budovideos Inc

Budo: The Martial Ways of Japan Book & DVD by Nippon Budokan (Hardcover) (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $89.95 USD
Prezzo di listino Prezzo scontato $89.95 USD
The Secret of the Target Book by Jackson Morisawa (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

The Secret of the Target Book by Jackson Morisawa (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $59.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $89.00 USD Prezzo scontato $59.95 USD
Nihon no Budo Book 6: Kyudo & Naginata (Preowned)

Nihon no Budo Book 6: Kyudo & Naginata (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $179.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $249.00 USD Prezzo scontato $179.95 USD
The Way of the Bow Book by Rei Yoshida - Budovideos

The Way of the Bow Book by Rei Yoshida

Prezzo di listino $24.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $39.00 USD Prezzo scontato $24.95 USD
Improve Your Kyudo Book & DVD by Makinori Matsuo - Budovideos

Improve Your Kyudo Book & DVD by Makinori Matsuo (Region 2 DVD)

Prezzo di listino $44.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $59.00 USD Prezzo scontato $44.95 USD
Kyudo Perfect Mastery Book & DVD by Tsuneo Muraki (Preowned)

Kyudo Perfect Mastery Book & DVD by Tsuneo Muraki (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $39.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $59.00 USD Prezzo scontato $39.95 USD
Top 50 Tips for Kyudo Book & DVD by Hiromitsu Kase (Preowned) - Budovideos

Top 50 Tips for Kyudo Book & DVD by Hiromitsu Kase (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $39.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $59.00 USD Prezzo scontato $39.95 USD
Kyudo & Body Movement Book by Tatsuichiro Moriya - Budovideos

Kyudo & Body Movement Book by Tatsuichiro Moriya

Prezzo di listino $24.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $39.00 USD Prezzo scontato $24.95 USD
Kyudo Book by Kiyonobu Ogasawara (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Kyudo Book by Kiyonobu Ogasawara (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $18.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $29.00 USD Prezzo scontato $18.95 USD
Kyudo Mastery Book By Noriaki Takayanagi (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Kyudo Mastery Book By Noriaki Takayanagi (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $18.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $29.00 USD Prezzo scontato $18.95 USD