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Kyudo is the traditional Japanese practice that uses the act of shooting the Japanese bow for the cultivation of the person and developing physical wellbeing. It is now a worldwide practice that has both a cultural and sporting aspect.

Through the European Kyudo Federation (EKF) and tutelage of the All Nippon Kyudo Federation (ANKF), the member nations of the European Kyudo Federation are the governing bodies for All Nippon Kyudo Federation style, which is the established style for kyudo worldwide.

The European Kyudo Federation is the umbrella organization in Europe and associated areas for the International Kyudo Federation (IKYF).

Obituary - Liam O'Brien, Kyoshi Nanadan

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that the United Kingdom’s Kyudo teacher Liam O’Brien Kyoshi 7th dan passed away on 28/8/2015.

O'Brien Sensei, Kyoshi Nanadan, had over 40 years' experience of kyudo, of which 11 years were spent in Japan. He was Chairman of the UK Kyudo Association (UKKA), and had served as Vice-President of the International Kyudo Federation (IKYF) as well as President of the European Kyudo Federation (EKF) for several years.

He was the visiting instructor for other federations and regularly visits Japan to train and attend seminars. He also translated the Teaching Manual volume 1 (Kyudo Kyohon) for the All Nippon Kyudo Federation (ANKF) .

O'Brien Sensei was awarded Hachidan posthumously.

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