KTA Diary: Competing in Korea

Kristina Dolgilevica’s KTA adventures continue I returned to Korea to put my skills to the test in competition. Here, I finally achieved my goal of representing my club and Seoul city on Korean soil, impressed with my shooting form, led

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Seoul Calling

Kristina Dolgilevica continues her Korean trad adventures at the second European KTA meeting The end of May is now synonymous with Istanbul’s Conquest Cup and this year many of the Ottoman style enthusiasts gathered for its 10th international anniversary event.

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Inside the KAA

What makes the Koreans so successful? Kristina Dolgilevica takes another look at the formidable Korea Archery Association The Korea Archery Association (KAA) is perhaps the only transdisciplinary organisation dedicated to the sport of archery on the elite level. Its organisational

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KTA: The Bow

The ‘strongest’ bow in the world? Kristina Dolgilevica investigates. The Korean gakgung literally translates as ‘horn bow’. In comparison to its other traditional counterparts, it is considered to be the most advanced bow in terms of its engineering. A horn

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Six ways to improve your recurve release

Ashe Morgan looks at a few different ways to improve the most important part of your shot. The release is the most important part of your recurve shot; consistency here will skyrocket your performance, and even minor errors can drop

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KTA: An introduction

Kristina Dolgilevica took a second trip to Korea to learn traditional archery, and gave us a taste. Korean traditional archery (KTA), much like Japanese kyudo, descends from both martial and ceremonial practices. Thanks to various Imperial campaigns to preserve archery

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What’s up with Korea?

The disaster for the Korean squad in Den Bosch had been on the cards for a while. While everyone involved in archery, and many in the wider world of sport, knows about the dominance of South Korean recurve teams, especially

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GBR wins six spots for Tokyo 2020

The majority of places for Olympic competition at Tokyo 2020 were handed out at the World Championships in Den Bosch, Netherlands. For Great Britain’s men’s team of Tom Hall, Patrick Huston and Alex Wise, they managed to qualify in eighth

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How To Destroy A World Record

At the Antalya World Cup, Kang Chae Young of Korea broke the 70m ranking round world record, becoming the first recurve woman to shoot more than 690 points in history

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Athlete of the year

Olympic bronze medallist Mariana Avitia is the Archery Athlete of the Year 2012

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