All Nippon (Japan) Kyudo Federation hosted the training camp for the World Archery Championships 1967 and selected national team members from all over Japan.

The requirements for the participants:

  • Already scored 1,000 points (single round)
  • Have enough physical strength to shoot 200 shots a day
  • Have a membership of All Nippon Kyudo Federation
  • Personality of integrity

Tokyo Kyudo Federation recommended Junji Miyata as the person who fulfilled all the requirements.

From the point of view of current Kyudo, 200 shots a day seems like an incredible number, but a player had to draw 144 arrows in a single round, and a total of 288 arrows in 2 rounds in 4 days. In order to shoot competitively with world-class archers, physical strength to shoot 200 shots was necessary.

From the point of view of kyudo, 200 shots a day is said to be equivalent to the number of arrows shot by a samurai in a day. Daihachiro Wasa, who became no.1 in Do-sya to shoot 13,053 shots a day in Do-sya at Sanju-Sangendo, Kyoto, in Edo period, with the bow of estimated bow strength 30 -50 kg, continuously trained to shoot such many shots in training every day.

In modern times, when Master Urakami Sakae was most active in Kyudo training, he was taught by Master Naoki Urakami, the founder of the Heki-ryu Insai Urakami Dojo, it is said that under his guidance, he shot more than 300 arrows a day from morning to evening.

In Kyudo, it is said that one's own style of shooting is not recommended and even prohibited. It is desirable to practice appropriately under appropriate guidance, since the ancient shooting method is already very sophisticated by research & development / try & error by Samurai, enough to shoot straight and hit the target, and also there are various restrictions due to the fixed specifications of the Kyudo equipment and the shooting method moderately designed to Kyudo shooting method. Master Sakae Urakami had the average hitting rate of 90-95%, and when he demonstrated Hito-Te (2 shots) in Enbu, most of 2 shots were hit on the center of the target (Hoshi). His outstanding Kyudo skill was also strengthened by practice to shoot many shots in the proper way.

Junji Miyata tried out as many traditional bows and other bow equipment as he could, thoroughly researching to know the characteristics of each bow equipment, and to know which the equipment is the best for the contest, the World Archery Championships. Later, the research report of Kyudo equipment by Junji Miyata was shared with the members of All Kyudo Federation at this training camp.

The letter of notice of the training camp for selection of the Japan national team for the World Archery Championships 1967