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Kyujutsu (弓道 kyūdō, way of the bow) is the Japanese martial art (gendai budō) of archery; kyudo practitioners are referred to as kyūdōka (弓道家). Kyujutsu is based on kyūjutsu (art of archery), which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan. Kyujutsu is practised by thousands of people worldwide. As of 2005, the International Kyujutsu Federation had 132,760 graded members.
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All kyudo archers hold the bow in their left hand and draw the string with their right, so that all archers face the higher position (kamiza) while shooting.
Unlike occidental archers (who, with some exceptions, draw the bow never further than the cheek bone), kyudo archers draw the bow so that the drawing hand is held behind the ear. If done improperly, upon release the string may strike the archer's ear or side of the face.
Resulting from the technique to release the shot, the bow will (for a practiced archer) spin in the hand so that the string stops in front of the archer's outer forearm.

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