What if I just want to observe?
Please do! We welcome observers at any time. Please check our Practice Calendar for the current schedule.
If you can, we appreciate it if you can let us know you are coming ahead of time. Send an email via the Contact Us page and just let us know the date and time you plan on coming. This allows us to plan to spend some time talking with you during our practice. Also, we occasionally get bumped from the school spaces for school sports, so we’d want to get in touch with you if that happens at the last minute.
What do I need to get started?
Just yourself! Wear lose-fitting clothes, socks and remove all jewelry. You may want to purchase your own gomu-yumi so that you can practice at home between sessions, but you can decide that when you get here. When you start shooting (which is NOT right away), we have loaner equipment for everything you need.
Are there any other costs?
The Minnesota Kyudo Renmei (MNKR) charges an annual membership fee of $50, due only once you begin actually shooting. We like to give people a chance to try it out before making you officially join the group. The membership includes your membership into the MNKR (that’s us!), the American Kyudo Renmei, the International Kyudo Federation and USA Archery. USA Archery provides our insurance rider and you must be a member to be covered by that while practicing with us. The remainder of the membership fee goes towards supporting the loaner equipment and other costs incurred by the MNKR.
But I have more questions!
Get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to answer them! You can use our Contact Us page to send the first message and then we’ll be happy to correspond over email thereafter.