Where can I practise?

Kyudo practices with the West of Scotland Kyudo Society have resumed on 25 July 2021 and attendance has been restricted to experienced members only. While we are not taking beginners at this time, we encourage interested beginners to contact us for information about arranging to observe Kyudo in future.  Email queries can be sent to info@westofscotlandkyudo.org.

The West of Scotland Kyudo Society holds practices in Prestwick, Scotland. It is the intention of the Society for all members to practise formal shooting at mato (targets) at least once per month.

  • Prestwick Academy, Games Hall in Prestwick, Scotland
    Prestwick Academy is a 10-15 minute walk from Prestwick Town railway station and is also easily accessible by bus. We are able to practise formal shooting at distances up to 28 metres on mato (targets) and makiwara (straw practice targets).

Who can practise kyudo?
Kyudo can be practised by men and women, young and old alike. Kyudo practitioners with the West of Scotland Kyudo Society must be aged 18 years or older.

People interested in Kyudo / Beginners

While we are not taking beginners at this time, we encourage interested beginners to contact us for information about arranging to observe Kyudo in future.  Email queries can be sent to info@westofscotlandkyudo.org.

Our beginners intakes are usually in September and January. Beginners are welcome to contact us at info@westofscotlandkyudo.org to first observe a practice in Prestwick and to discuss Kyudo.

For further instruction and grading opportunities, travel outside of Scotland will be required.

Main dojo address – Prestwick Academy in Prestwick:
Prestwick Academy
Games Hall
Newdykes Road
Prestwick
KA9 2LB