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Kyudo Introductory Day in December Dec 2018
On 9th Dec, HKKA has held another Kyudo Introductory Day of the year. We welcomed 14 participants to Dojo to experience kyudo. The day introduced to participants basic kyudo knowledge and shaho-hassetsu, the eight stages of shooting. They were all invited to have shooting trail in front of the target. Participants were passionate in questioning more about kyudo. As usual, HKKA always look forward to spreading kyudo to more members of the public.
Reception to Celebrate the Birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan Dec 2018
HKKA was attending the Reception to Celebrate the Birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan on 4 Dec. It is our second invitation received since 2017. The reception commenced by the opening speeches and a toasting of the Consul General, Japan and the Financial Secretary, HKSAR, as guest. The occasion brought together people from all walks of life, cultural, educational and business groups and more. Hence, we met old partners and new friends. Some of the Japanese friends residing in Hong Kong felt amazed when knowing there is a kyudojo in Hong Kong. Their visit would be most welcomed, and hopefully we may have the opportunity to cooperate in future.
Magazine SPORTSOHO Interview Nov 2018
In Nov, HKKA has been invited to do an interview about kyudo for a magazine?Sportsoho?. They met us first time in a HKKA's demonstration in Aug 2018. A production team came on 23 Nov 2018, after a dojo visit was carried on 31 Oct 2018. An interview and a video shooting to record a Zasha practice session were conducted. The interview is anticipated to be released in Dec publication, and a video will be put online after.?Sportsoho?is a monthly issued sport magazine, also operating website and Facebook page.
Taiwan-Hong Kong Kyudo Friendship Exchange Shakai Sharing Oct 2018
On 20th to 21st October, Taiwan Kyudo Association has organized the Taiwan-Hong Kong Kyudo Friendship Exchange Shakai Sharing for the intimate exchange between kyudo members from both Hong Kong and Taiwan. There were 20 HKKA members attend the event in Taipei.
Visiting of Shanghai Kyudo Friend Jun 2018
KK Ho, a kyudo friend from Shanghai, joined our practice and sit in a Kyudo Introductory Session. She also shared pictures of Shanghai kyudo practice and activities.
Martial Arts Exchange Day Sep 2018
Early before 8 am, our members were helping out the logistics for a special event already. 19th Aug is the day we joined the Japanese Martial Arts Exchange Day co-organized by Japanese Martial Arts Association and Hong Kong Buddhist Association Youth Centre. Other than Kyudo, the event also presented Kendo, Iaido, Naginata, Karate and others. To the public, or to any members of HKKA and other clubs, it was a very valuable day to experience.
Interview by TVB Jul 2018
Derek, host of the show visited our Dojo on 23 July 2018. With the help of TVB staff, Helen, who prepared us a suitable set up and other coordination including speech-flow, props and directorship, an interview was recorded in the TVB studio as a broadcasting programme smoothly. The episode was on air on 29th Aug.
Kyudo Introductory Day in June Jun 2018
In June, HKKA organized another Kyudo Introduction Day, an event aiming at promoting kyudo to the general public. Our dojo welcomed 18 kyudo enthusiasts on the day. In two hours, they learned the basics of kyudo, and experienced first-handedly the way of bow in front of a mato (target). Participants were all very passionate, and were much intrigued by the culture of kyudo.
Kyudo Promotion at Christian Alliance SC Chan Memorial School May 2018
Being invited by the Christian Alliance S. C. Chan Memorial College, HKKA members were sharing the kyudo knowledge and fun with the students at school on 28th and 29th May. Around 50 students joined the first day, enjoyed watching the zassha demostration, also doing the hands-on trial of shahou hassetsu by bare hands and gomu yumi. There were more sharings and zassha demonstration with kimono on the second day. During the two days, students were actively participating and expressed their interest in Kyudo.
The 4th International Kyudo Seminar & Special Provisional Chuo Shinsa, and the 3rd World Kyudo Taika Apr 2018
The 4th International Kyudo Seminar & the Special Provisional Chuo Shinsa and the 3rd World Kyudo Taikai were held in Tokyo Budokan and Meiji-Jingu Budojo Shiseikan Kyudojo in April 2018. There were 54 members from the Hong Kong Kyudo Association participated in the Seminar, and 18 members joined the World Kyudo Taikai. More than 200 participants from Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Mainland China joined the International B Seminar, which was leaded by Mr. Masahiro Ijima (Hanshi Hachi Dan) in Tokyo Budokan. Under the instructions from sensei during the three days, all the joined members benefited greatly. The group photo taken on the last day of the Seminar with all the sensei and HKKA members captures a wonderful memory for all of us.
Kyudo Talk at Lingnan University Apr 2018
Invited by the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong and the Lingnan University, our Chairman Mr. Bruce Li, on behalf of the HKKA, held a talk about Japanese culture at the LU campus on 6 April. He introduced the history and modern development of Kyudo, some kyudo equipments as well as its related ideology and culture. It is glad to see the event received enthusiastic response from the participants.
Hatsushakai Feb 2018
Hatsushakai is a traditional event in dojo celebrating the New Year. The event started with performing hitote gyosha to express our gratitude to dojo. During the day, there were also three asobimato (fun targets) kinteki (golden target), fukumato (fortune target) and ogimato (paper fan target) which have left an enjoyable and distinctive experience to the members from the normal practices.
Kyudo Friend from Melbourne Feb 2018
In the blink of an eye, Raymond from Melbourne had been visiting our dojo and practiced with us for 4 months. He mentioned it was a rewarding experience here and wished to meet all of us again in Hong Kong and in Australia.
Kyudo Friend from New Zealand Jan 2018
On the first day of 2018, we are delighted to have Kingsley Tang from New Zealand and his wife at our dojo. He joined our zasha and general practice, and together we kicked off another year of kyudo journey. Isn't it great?