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The Minnesota Kyudo Renmei is dedicated to the study and practice of modern kyudo, Japanese archery. Kyudo has been founded on both martial and spiritual influences, and encourages the development of body, mind and spirit.Carly and John Born began their study of kyudo while living in Japan and have continued their study ever since. Now we strive to improve our own skills while sharing the art with those who are interested. 

While kyudo is not well-known in the United States, there is a national organization and several state federations. The American Kyudo Renmei(AKR) is the parent organization to 8 state federations. In addition to the full-fledged state federations, there are several other organizations that have not yet attained federation status.


This picture demonstrates the full draw of kyudo.  The archer is MNKR instructor John Born, 4th dan, at the 2009 American Kyudo Seminar in South Carolina.


Recent News

  • Fall 2014 Registration - Classes start Sept 13th! It's time for fall session registration!  Returning members should register as soon as possible.  If you are new to kyudo, feel free to register any time.  If you aren ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2014, 9:33 AM by Carly Born
  • Upcoming Demos & Fall 2014 Registration We have a busy second of August coming up!  Read below to see our demonstration schedule and Fall 2014 registration information!!Japanese Lantern Lighting FestivalEvery year we participate in ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2014, 8:06 AM by Carly Born
  • Normandale Nihon Teien Matsuri We will be demonstrating kyudo at the Nihon Teien Matsuri (Japanese Garden Festival) at Normandale Community College on June 14, 2014.  This popular festival has been on hiatus for the ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2014, 6:51 AM by Carly Born
  • Winter 2014 Registration As many of you know, our class registrations are handled by the Community Education office of the towns we practice in.  We have established a lovely deal with them so ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2013, 5:52 PM by Carly Born
  • Fall Registration is Open! Registration for kyudo in both Northfield and St. Louis Park is now open!  Please be sure to sign up if you plan to join us!NorthfieldLocation: Northfield High School ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2013, 2:05 PM by Carly Born
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