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Kim Hyung Tak Archery Book Pdf

Korea won its first Olympic gold medal in archery in 1984 and the man in the box behind was Kim Hyung Tak. He opened his own archery school in 2004 and is widely-regarded around the world as one of the best coaches in the sport.

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The official handbook from USA Archery, this book sets out to provide a comprehensive guide to all areas of shooting recurve and compound. As a reference book it contains a wealth of information, with chapters covering aspects of equipment set up and tuning, training methods and planning, technique and mental strategies.

For those still learning their shooting technique (which is 99.9% of us!) this is a great resource to try things from and use to explore a particular shooting style. Most archers, coaches or parents would benefit from reading this book, and then by keeping it as a point of reference to inform (but not dictate) their onward journey.

This is a rather slim book, which perhaps might give the illusion that the contents are light or limited, but this is very much not true. Designed as a short guide on psychology for rifle shooting, Bullseye Mind targets the most commonly made mental errors and gives detailed guidance on how to combat them.

The book is divided into many short, dense chapters, each presenting a specific common flaw in mental preparation or routine, rationalising how this can hinder the achievement of consistent performance and presenting a simple method on how to think differently.

Although a fairly short read, at only 134 pages, the philosophy outlined in this book really gives pause for thought. Amongst a litany of books claiming to deliver the secret formula to becoming a winner, Timothy Gallwey encouraging us to think about why we compete and what winning should actually mean remains a breath of fresh air.

The first half of the book is dedicated to a concept that is now well established: the distinction between the conscious and subconscious self, rooted in the simple idea that the conscious has a tendency to interfere with the abilities and performance of the subconscious.

This book shows its age, in the monochrome photos and homemade illustrations, but also as a result of the extreme level of detail Needham goes into on such diverse topics as entering competitions, arrow plotting and string building.

Overall then, The Art of Repetition is perhaps best considered an unusual reference text, although the book remains in print and is a familiar sight on the not-well-stocked archery section in larger bookstores.

The Bassham method is particularly dominant in American recurve archery. Brady Ellison, USA Archery team shooter and three-time Olympian, is one of the higher profile advocates of the system within our sport.

The idea of building a mental program is a concept frequently used in archery. As a key element of our sport is being able to find consistency between shots, it makes sense that we should aim for consistency in our thoughts.

While a lot of the theories behind this book do have scientific basis, the specific methods outlined are mostly based on anecdotal evidence. The Mental Management System and its strict rules appear to have worked very well for a number of international athletes, including Ellison, but it is impossible to say how reduced their achievements would have been otherwise.

As one of the first shooting-sport-specific psychology books I read, I was initially very excited to apply the methods within. We bought the audio book at The Vegas Shoot in 2017 and it has prompted many discussions over the years.

The meat of the book starts in the second half with a solid discussion of forces about the bow shoulder. Axford emphasises considering both the draw force and mass of the bow. If angled correctly, the line of the resulting combined force can help prevent the bow shoulder collapsing backwards.

Yet many modern athletes are using the KSL angular draw to great effect. This variation alleviates many of the flaws of the T-draw, but is unfortunately too recent a development to be covered in this book.

Most examples in the book come from rugby or golf rather than target shooting sports, but the underlying messages are universal. Especially when it comes to spotlight moments, where it is just you versus the target.

Total Archery is a book we had known of for some time but had never considered buying. Perhaps largely because the only version we had seen was the hardcover 1st edition, which could fetch prices of over 200 pounds!

Each chapter mostly stands alone, although there are helpful cross references between them, and there is a vast depth of information to be covered in each. This is not a book you will be able to read cover to cover, instead it is better to take in one or two chapters at a time and then spend a while putting these things into practice.

In the foreword, Lee recommends reading the book three times: once in detail, once focusing just on the pictures and a final time absorbing the Key Points summaries, which can be found at the end of each chapter. In reality, the volume of information here means that even after three read-throughs there will still be much more left to learn from this book.

Similarly, no one book is perfect in its entirety. Some of the red pages between chapters seem more like filler than substance, although there are some very useful ones such as the section on making a customized bow grip.

This book will save you a lot of trial and error in that department. It covers every general element of recurve archery I can think of; a couple of things are dealt with too briefly (such as fletching and points) but these really need to be taught directly, anyway.

There are drills for beginners, intermediates and experts alike. They do not focus on gym work; all routines are geared towards using the equipment you have already, with instructions included for making rope bows and balance boards. The book is illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs and diagrams.

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Twice weekly slot after-school, for children to come in and learn/improve their archery! We provide all equipment and instruction, sessions run for 60 minutes and are $25/head for non members, $12.50ea for members. Held at Eliza Archery, the home of Olympic Medallist, Alec Potts. Come along to 20 Stephenson Road, Seaford and learn how to shoot a bow and maybe even pop some balloons in the process! It doesn't matter whether you have never shot a bow before, or you are experienced in the sport, we cater to all! No minimum age, but we ask parents to please remain on the premises for all children under the age of 8. Please book to confirm your spots.

Alec is currently the only level 2 KSL coach in Victoria. He has attended seminars led by some of the most influential coaches in the world, such as Kisik Lee, Kim Hyung-Tak and George Ryals.He is an Olympic Medallist and is theonly Victorian archer to have won National Championships with both Recurve and Compound. He has also held State and National records with longbow, barebow recurve, barebow compound and even competed with crossbow!Sessions go for 60 minutes and are limited to 6 archers. Individual sessions can also be booked upon request. Book now at

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Archery for Over 55's! This is a 60min session open to all over 55's! Held at Eliza Archery, the home of Olympic Medallist, Alec Potts. Come along to 20 Stephenson Road, Seaford and learn how to shoot a bow and maybe even pop some balloons in the process! It doesn't matter whether you have never shot a bow before, or you are experienced in the sport, we cater to all! Please book online to ensure spots are available at;

This is a 4 session course, designed to introduce you to the various types of bows within the sport. You will get the chance to shoot a Longbow, Barebow, Olympic Recurve and Compound Bow. And will finish this course with a greater understanding of which type of bow you prefer. These sessions can be booked at your convenience, so please call us on 0488201288 or enquire in store. Cost is $150.


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