Four members recently attended the International Kyudo Federation (IKYF) Seminar and Shinsa in Amsterdam, the Netherlands hosted by Kyudo Renmei Nederland. This year also marked the 10th anniversary of the IKYF.
Seminar participants had intensive kyudo training over three days with four sensei coming from Japan to oversee instruction. After the seminar, a Shinsa (exam) took place on Friday 29th July 2016 in Sporthallen Zuid for 3rd and 4th dan gradings.
Two members of the West of Scotland Kyudo Society were successful in their exam for 3rd dan. Shinsa for both 3rd and 4th dan saw over 100 examinees for each grade with Kyudo practitioners coming from all over Europe.