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Kyūdō seminars

Practitioners' bows and arrows.

Every year, the following events take place:

  • A winter seminar in February, traditionally known as Kanchūgeiko, under the direction of Taikan Jyoji
  • A summer seminar in July, traditionally known as Shochūgeiko, under the direction of Taikan Jyoji
  • A national seminar for beginners in August (exclusively for complete beginners and people who have been practising Kyūdō for less than a year), run by CNKyudo

2022 Calendar

KanchūgeikoShochūgeikoCNKyudo seminar
19–25 February02–08 July12–18 August

The Falaise Verte Kyūdō sessions are open to all, from complete beginners to advanced practitioners. All the necessary material is lent to beginners for free.

The CNKyudo seminar is open to complete beginners and people who have been practising Kyūdō for less than a year.

Arrival in the afternoon of the first day, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Departure after lunch and clearing up, on the last day around 1 p.m.

Cost

The cost covers full-board accommodation, vegetarian and organic meals, and use of the Centre’s infrastructure.

SeminarDepositBalanceTotal
Kanchūgeiko
Shochūgeiko
€100€260€360
CNKyudo€120*€360€480
Cost details for Kyūdō seminars

* Fee for CNKyudo teachers, including insurance, which amounts to the deposit value.

Payment

You will be asked to pay the deposit when you sign up for the seminar, and the balance when you arrive. Any seminar that you start is considered due. Any early departure, planned or otherwise, is not reimbursed.

By simply asking, people under the age of 26 and those on a low income can benefit from a 50% reduction of the cost.

Registration

To register, contact the Centre.

Your registration is validated when we receive your deposit by cheque or bank transfer. If you cancel up to 10 days before the start of your session, the deposit is transformed into credit for a later seminar, valid for a year. If you cancel at the last minute, your deposit is not reimbursed except in the case of force majeur (family reasons, illness such as COVID, etc.).

CNKyudo Seminar

To register for the CNKyudo seminar, download the form (PDF; French only), fill it in and send it back with the deposit to the Centre by post.

Membership of the Falaise Verte Kyūdō Association

For insurance reasons, annual membership of the Falaise Verte Kyūdō Association is mandatory to attend any training session.

MembershipAmountComments
Ordinary€30For people coming to the Centre for the first time or for people not subject to French income tax.
Support€76For people renewing their membership.
BenefactorAny amount above €76For people who wish to contribute a larger amount to support the activities of the Centre.
Summary of the different types of membership of the Falaise Verte Kyūdō Association

Membership includes subscription to the Revue du Centre Zen, an annual printed newsletter (available in French only).

Practical details

Participants will receive an email with all the required practical details about two weeks before the start of the seminar.

You can bring your own bedclothes:

  • pillow case, under sheet and sleeping bag, or,
  • pillow case, under sheet and over sheet (blankets are provided).

Alternatively, you can hire sheets and a pillow case. In this case, you will be asked to contribute €10 towards laundry costs.

When you register, you can request a single room for a supplement of €40 per stay. Whether or not we can meet this request depends on the total number of participants.

See the directions to access the Centre.