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On Saturday 17th November, President Ramon Lawrence visited Hobart to kick off the opening of the Tasmanian Kyudo Association. Seven new members attended a 3.5 hour introductory seminar on Saturday morning, some of them trying Kyudo for the very first time and some training formally for the first time.
With a big thankyou to our friends from Sendai, Ramon was able to kindly donate 6 yugake, a bow, and two makiwaraya to help them get started, as well as lending out another bow to help anyone heading over to instruct.
Currently there are 3 members from Launceston and 5 from Hobart, and they will be joined by another person when she moves back from Japan in February. Ramon with WAKA and Gavin with MKK will continue to support TKA to get things rolling, and hopefully we'll be seeing some of them in Taiwan!
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WA State Championships
On the 11th November 2018, members of the West Australian Kyudo Association gathered for the annual WA State Championships (and BBQ). Results below!
First place: Chiharu Fukumoto
Second place: Brendon Manning
First place: Neville Browning, Ramon Lawrence, Jeri James, Brendon Manning
Second place: Rachel Carr, Mai Fung, Kerry Harris, Kara Wong
Melbourne Kyudo Kai public demonstration
Gavin Downs, Rachel Fisher, and Eric Chau of MKK were recently kindly invited to perform a Makiwara Sharei at the opening ceremony of the Ballarat-Goldfields Kendo Taikai.
Gavin and Rachel performed the 2-person variation of Makiwara-sharei as taught at Gregory Sensei's seminar in August. Check out more images of the day here.
Kyudo news from around the world
Taipei city mayor visits the Taiwan Kyudo Association dojo
Check out the album of images from the day here.
Shanghai Seikoku Kyudo Kai recently held a very successful seminar to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and China.
It was attended by 100 members from all over China, including Beijing, Shenzhen, Nanjing and Hong Kong.
Kyudo Monochrome - Photographer and Kyudo 5dan, Koji Okuno recently held an exhibition of his images at the Horie Art Gallery in Nagoya. For more fantastic Kyudo images, check out his twitter page.
Invitation to international seminar in Florida USA
February 8-10th 2019
Seminar fee: USD$90
Some accommodation available at the dojo (dojo is apparently conveniently located to Disneyworld)
Seminar will include Shinto instruction, Enteki competition, and sake tasting among other things.
Please email email@example.com before 15th December 2019 if you are interested.
Last AKA event of the year!
Sunday 9th December - Internet Taikai Finals
All states welcome to enter - contact Ramon or Gavin if you are interested.