The name of the Organization shall be “The All South African Kyudo Federation” and shall be abbreviated to “ASAKYF”


The Headquarters and the official address of the ASAKYF shall be at the domicile of the incumbent President or at such other address as the ASAKYF may at a general meeting determine, but at present being:



The official language shall be English. Technical terms shall be in Japanese written in the Roman alphabet. Documents and information, not originating from the ASAKYF may be circulated even if written in other languages.


The ASAKYF is a non-political organization, its sole objective being to promote and encourage the knowledge and the practice of Kyudo, ensuring that Kyudo can be practiced by any nationality, race, religion, gender, within South Africa.

The ASAKYF is to serve as the supreme governing body in all matters pertaining to traditional Japanese Archery (Kyudo) in the Republic of South Africa and any other regional territory, which, through affiliation becomes a member under the jurisdiction of the ASAKYF.      

Through Kyudo, as part of traditional Japanese culture, the ASAKYF shall endeavor to promote favourable character traits and good citizenship through the pursuit of the highest ideals of Kyudo (Shin (truth), Zen (goodness) and Bi (beauty) and to contribute to establishing a peaceful society and to build trust and friendship amongst its members.

The ASAKYF shall have the following purposes, activities and duties:


1.     To strengthen the bonds of friendship between its members and Kyudo practitioners throughout the world.


2.     The promotion and development of Kyudo in South Africa, the fostering of mutual trust, friendship and respect amongst its members and the active encouragement of international links and tours.


3.     Actively promote Kyudo through development and promotional programs to contribute to the moral and physical wellbeing of all communities in the Republic of South Africa.


4.     To organize or host seminars, workshops and demonstrations relevant to Kyudo and led by representatives of the ASAKYF or IKYF.


5.     Keep records of all graded and non-graded Kyudo practitioners and groups or Dojos in the Republic of South Africa.  


6.     Co-ordinate and disseminate information received from the IKYF and to publish newsletters relevant to the culture and practice of Kyudo .


7.     Show evidence of ANKF practice if necessary.


8.     Advise and assist in the setting up of clubs and Dojos through the Republic of South Africa and ensuring their proper registration.


9.     To assist in procuring equipment and literature relevant to the culture and practice of Kyudo.


10.  To assist in organizing visits by international teams, practitioners or licensed Kyudo instructors. 


11.  To assist individuals when justified, to visit or travel internationally for seminars and grading relevant to Kyudo. 


12.  The ASAKYF shall have sole right and authority in deciding on the selection of Kyudo archers for international Kyudo competitions and in recommending, to the South

13. African Colors Board, the awarding of Protea Colors to such competitors, their manager and or coach.


14.  To organize and monitor national trials and competitions relevant to the culture and practice of Kyudo.


15.  Organize national international/ regional grading’s/competitions under IKYF rules.


16.  Adopt, interpret and enforce Rules and By-Laws governing the sport of Archery in the Republic of South Africa and other affiliated territories.


17.  Protect and safeguard all material assets belonging to the ASAKYF and ensure that these assets are properly maintained.

18.  Arrange for the collection of dues, fees and other monetary contributions, as decided on in the bylaws, to assist the ASAKYF in its financial obligations and to utilize its available funds to achieve its aims.

19. Endeavour always to preserve and maintain the highest ideals and standards of sportsmanship in our relations with other persons irrespective of their country of origin, gender, race, religion or political affiliations.