Kyudo archery classes meet off site twice a month on Sundays, weather permitting, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Equipment provided.

Kyudo, “the Way of the Bow”, is the ancient discipline of Zen archery. The practice of Kyudo is elegant and deceptively simple. Neither age, sex, nor physical strength have any significance, so both young and old and those from all walks of life, are attracted to Kyudo.

Kyudo, a standing form of meditation, is unlike sport archery in that hitting the target counts for little. In Kyudo, the target serves only as a mirror of one’s mind. With this practice the aim is to synchronize body and awareness in the present moment, and thus purify the heart and mind. Confidence and natural dignity are the result.

The two Sundays for Kyudo practice change from month to month but are listed on the Kyudo website.

For more information:
Call Vivi Spicer at: 301-588-8396 or 301-580-3060
or email Vivi:  [email protected]

Outdoor practice is held in Vivi’s backyard (contact her for the address).

Scheduled practice automatically canceled if there is rain, sleet or snow, or:

  • the temperature and wind chill combined (feels like) is below 40˚, or
  • the temperature and humidity combined (feels like) is 95˚ or higher


Zen and the Art of Archery (Washington Post article)
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