NOTE: For the next few weeks, LKS will relocate to Reynolds Sports Centre and practice times will be 2-5pm every Sunday.

EXCEPT on Sunday 5 August, when we will be at Elthorne Sports Centre 12-6pm.


The London Kyudo Society is a private voluntary body originally established by Liam O'Brien*, Kyoshi 8 Dan, to promote the practice of Kyudo - the traditional art of the Japanese bow.

LKS is open to all who have an interest in Japanese traditional culture and in a practical way wish to take on the challenge and demands that Kyudo has to offer. Visitors are welcome by prior arrangement.

For more information about Kyudo, visit the UK Kyudo Association website kyudo.org.uk.


*O'Brien sensei (Apr 1946 - Aug 2015) started kyudo in Japan where he trained for 11 years. He was posthumously awarded the 8th Dan in October 2015 by the International Kyudo Federation in recognition for his contribution to the development of Kyudo outside Japan. He is the translator of the Kyudo Manual vol. 1 and was President of the European Kyudo Federation, as well as a Board Member of the International Kyudo Federation, for several years. He and his wife † Yukiko O'Brien, 5 Dan, assisted and interpreted on many of the international kyudo seminars in Europe.

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