Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Alaska Kyudo Renmei

June 9 & 10 Yachiyo and I did a workshop with Delfin Labrador in Anchorage Alaska.
We decided to form the Alaska Kyudo Renmei and promote the art of kyudo in Alaska.

These are the adults that attended the workshop; we also had almost a dozen kids too.
I didn't post the kids pic at this time, because I want to respect the privacy and get permission from their parents.

These are the group's leaders: Yachiyo Beal; Budo Rick; Delfin Labrador; and Bill Templin.
Bill and Jeremy perform Ritsu-Rei (standing bow) before the approach the target.

Congratulations to Labrador Sensei and everyone in Alaska for their accomplishment.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

We lost a dear friend and Kyudo Dokokai Instructor, Bodhihanna Kistner. Bodhihanna was almost 89 years old when she passed away in Maui Hawaii.

This pic is from August 2013. For 6 years Bodhihanna and Budo Rick have been leading kyudo workshops in Maui Hawaii. They held most of the workshops at the Lahaina Jodo Mission.