Program Details

Kyudo Archery Intensive with Shibata Sensei (via Skype)

with Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI
June 1 / 10:00 AM - June 2 / 5:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: due to health concerns Sensei will teach the Kyudo intensive participants via Skype call.


"Through Kyudo one can learn to live beyond hope and fear, how to be"
     -Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Shibata Sensei XX to teach in Halifax!
Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XX will teach in Halifax once more, June 1-2.
To meet this master is truly a rare opportunity.

The program will be for Kyudo practitioners having done their first shot only.
First Shot can be accomplished at the Preparatory Intensive on May 12th. For questions, please e-mail, or call Sam West at 902-406-6483 or John Mills at 902-401-0647.

THE PREPARATORY INTENSIVE will be held May 12th, 9:45am – 5pm
SENSEI’S PROGRAM will be held June 1&2, 9:45am – 4:30pm daily

Kozan Iba
900 Herring Cove Road, Halifax (map)

Saturday and Sunday June 1 & 2
10am - 5pm
(please come at 9:45am for registration)

Lunch and equipment will, as always, be provided. $90 tuition or $45 a day

See you there!
The Kozan Iba family

There is much information about this practice (including a movie) on the following website under 'articles and transcripts':
and also more info here:

Shibata Sensei

About Kanjūrō Shibata Sensei
Onyumishi Kanjuro Shibata is a 20th generation master bowmaker and archer and 3rd generation "Bowmaker to the Emporer of Japan" (retired).
In 1980, by the invitation of The Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche , Tibetan meditation master and founder of Shambhala International, Kanjuro Shibata XX came to the United States from Japan to teach Kyudo and together with Chogyam Trungpa, founded Ryuko Kyudojo (Dragon-Tiger Kyudo Practice Hall) in Boulder, Colorado.
Since then Shibata Sensei has traveled extensively and established Kyudojos throughout North America and Europe. In 1985 he established permanent residence in Boulder, Colorado.
Born in Kyoto, Japan in 1921, Shibata began his Kyudo training in the Heki Ryu Bishu Chikurin-ha School of Kyudo at the age of eight. At a young age he also began training in bowmaking with his grandfather, Kanjuro Shibata XIX, in the family workshop. In 1959, upon the death of Kanjuro XIX, he officially became Kanjuro Shibata XX and assumed the duties of Imperial Bowmaker.
For many years he was the master of Taiyusha Kyudojo in Kyoto which was founded by the 18th Kanjuro Shibata in 1883.

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