Definition of kyudo in English:
The Japanese martial art of longbow archery, incorporating set rhythmic movements and practised in a meditative state.
- Next to kyudo, iaido is probably the most esoteric martial art form.
- She has also studied, to varying extents, kendo, jodo (short staff), kyudo and naginata (halberd).
- Iaido and kyudo are perhaps the best vehicles of the Japanese martial arts for meditative contemplation because of their essentially solitary nature.
Japanese, literally 'way of the bow', from kyū 'bow' + dō 'way, method'.
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