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Japanese martial arts goods (Yumi, etc.)

Muz1234

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Are there particular sites to buy Japanese bow (Yumi) that has affordable price? I am looking for good range of Japanese martial arts items.
 

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If you are in Japan, you'd probably be better off going to one of the dojos and talk to the sensei. They'd provide you with all the goods and have examples to try out.
 

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There are martial arts stores all over, and probably some local to you. Japanese bow are a little specialized though so you would have difficulty locating one on your own; better idea to find a qualified instructor anyways
 

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I've seen several online stores, but can't make a recommendation since I haven't ordered any budo supplies online.

When I shopped at physical martial arts shops in Tokyo, some sold supplies for a broad range of arts and some specialized in kendo and iaido. I learned kyudo for a year, and the only place where I ever saw kyudo equipment sold was at a kyudo shop.
 

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Depends on what you think is expensive
 

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You don't just go out and "Buy a bow". Like a sword you need to wait for advice from your sensei on what particular bow and strength is ideal for you.
 

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Kyudo items are kinda expensive, right?
The Tozando page gives you a good idea of the price ranges. A set of beginner-level kyudo equipment would cost several hundred US dollars.

Where are you learning kyudo? When I learned at a city sports center, they had bows and arrows that beginners could use. I bought equipment in phases.
 
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