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How Do I Join as a Beginner?

Introductory Course

What would I learn at the course?

This introductory course is held over 4 sessions over 4 consecutive weeks, designed to introduce the basics of Kyudo to anyone who is interested – no experience required!

 

Every person practices Kyudo for different reasons - some for sport, some for health, some for the spirituality to name a few. As mentioned in our FAQ, whilst some practitioners enjoy exploring a spiritual aspect to the martial art, it is not a requirement nor is it expected of you. However, Kyudo is more than just shooting with a bow and arrow, which will be explored over the duration of the introductory course.

We understand that some curious minds would like to learn more about Kyudo first and give it a try before deciding whether or not it is for you. For this reason, this 4 session introductory course is designed for you to 'come-and-try' Kyudo, where you will be taken through areas such as the basic movements, fundamental postures, rituals and the eight stages of shooting. You will be able to experience shooting an arrow, though not at full draw due to safety reasons, by the end of the first session.

If you would like to continue on your Kyudo journey with us, you must be present for all 4 sessions to complete the course.

Please noted that:

  • Minimum age 16 (willing to consider on a case by case basis. Please contact us for any further discussions).

  • Only 18 places are available.

  • Once a session is attended, the course fee is not refundable.

How much is it?

When and where?

To book in your spot, the course is $100 per person payable before the course.

It is non-refundable once a session has been attended.

If you would like to sign up, please register here:

Enrolments are now closed for our 2023 Session 1, 2, and 3, and waitlist registration is open for Session 1 for 2024. Upcoming sessions below:

Session 1 Dates: Sundays starting 19 February 2023 until 12 March 2023 (enrolments closed)

Session 2 Dates: Sundays starting 4 June 2023 until 25 June 2023 (enrolments closed)

Session 3 Dates: Sundays starting 1 October 2023 until 22 October 2023 (enrolment closed)

Session 1 2024: Sundays starting 28 January 2024 until 18 February 2024 (waitlist open)

 

Session 1 2024 waitlist registration is currently available following the Events link above. You will be notified by email one month in advance of the session start dates when registrations are open.

 

Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm (please arrive on time to allow time for admin and set up)

Location: The Stadium at North Melbourne Recreation Centre, 204-206 Arden St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

What to bring: Yourself in comfortable clothes and pants, and socks you don't mind being dirtied

To check out how to get here, head over to:

What next?

Once you've completed all 4 sessions of the introductory course and you've decided you'd like to continue on your Kyudo journey, you can join us as a full member!

Once you join as a full member, you and your fellow introductory course cohort will continue to be guided by the instructors together to fine-tune your foundational knowledge and further practice the basics on Sunday sessions. From the learning syllabus, once you are able to meet the goals that are set for you to reach the basic shooting level of a good standard, you will be able to join regular experienced members for normal training on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

For more information on what regular training and fees look like, head over to:

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