Gingkokyudojo

We are a Japanese archery group based in San Francisco



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Gingkokyudojo practices Heki Ryu Bishu Chikurin Ha
 
  • Harmony
  • Respect
  • Purity
  • Tranquility
Schedule
 

Where

Konko church

please contact Lucy Halverson before coming to observe a class

When

  • Monday: 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Saturday (May-Nov): 12:00pm-4:00pm

Special Schedule

  • Jun 8-12 2016: Program with Kanjuro Shibata-sensei at Jemez Springs, New Mexico -- for more information, contact Lucy Halverson (kyudoka@juno.com)
  • REGISTER
Short History
 
shibata
Shibata Kanjuro XXI is the official head of Zenko International, the multi-national umbrella organization of Shibata-style kyudo. Shibata-sensei is a 21st generation master bowmaker, archer, and is also a 4th generation official bowmaker to the Emperor of Japan in the Shibata family lineage.

shibata
1921-2013
Shibata Kanjuro XX, was the 20th in a line of consecutive master bowmakers and kyudo teacher. Shibata served as the official bowmaker to the Emperor of Japan from 1959 until 1994.

In 1980, Shibata Sensei XX accepted an invitation from Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche to come to the West to teach kyudo. He later founded Zenko Kyudojo in Boulder, Colorado.


1880-1959
Kanjuro Shibata XIX was the grandfather of Shibata Sensei XX. Most Japanese traditions follow the system called ie, a system of passing traditions from father-to-son. However, Shibata Sensei XX's father elected not to be a bowmaker--so at the age of eight, Shibata Sensei XX became the student of Shibata XIX.

 

"One is not polishing one's shooting style or technique, but the mind." – Kanjuro Shibata XX

More lineage info
Interested in kyudo? Please contact Lucy Halverson before coming to observe a class
 

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Lucy Halverson: kyudoka@juno.com
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Konko-kyo Church, San Francisco

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