Korean Archery (traditional) Practice Video
This is some more footage of archery mastesrs practicing Korean Traditional Archery (Kuk Kung, Gong Sul or Goong Do) at one of the top archery schools in Korea. For more traditional archery on YouTube check out the archery playlist at Courtesy of
Korean Archery (traditional) Aiming and Releasing
Korean archery masters demonstrate the process of aiming and releasing the arrow in Korean Traditional Archery (Kuk Kung, Gong Sul or Goong Do). For more traditional archery on YouTube check out the archery playlist at Courtesy of
160 yards Korean Archery shot
The original distance to the Gungdo target is 145 meters (about 158 yards). I shoot carbon .300 spine. The last arrow in the video, the one that has greater paradox (more flex) than the others, is only .340 aluminum.
Gungdo "eagle" | 그리스의 한국 국궁 - 독수리
Just an other video of Gungdo shooting. I called it eagle because I was more like 160m distance rather than the usual 145m.
NOTE: This is the second upload. First one had a sound copyrights issue.
Korean Traditional Archery Festival Footage
Five Armies Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
Gungdo - Proper follow through for optimum arrow flight
After months of trying to solve the problem of my arrows slapping the bow and thus flying sideways before they stabilize, I have come to the conclusion that not only the correct release but also the follow through actually effects the arrow flight more than one can assume. For the KTA I found essential to use both the torque technique and the technique pull the tiger's tail, push the high mountain in order to have a consistent arrow flight and direction. Roughly stated, you have to get the bow out of the arrow's path. On release everything happens instantly, but when your technique is correct, the mechanics of the torque and follow through have just began to take enough effect, on that very moment, and the result is proof of it's effectiveness. Not everybody needs to resort to this technique to accomplice the above wanted outcome, because there are many factors that play a role on the arrows flight, one of the most important ones is the archers paradox. Other archery styles use bows that are center shot and don't face the challenge of the archers paradox as much as the traditional bows without a shelf.
In KTA many archers hold the bow arm steady on release, but others use the techniques described above. In the following link you can watch the well known Kim Hyeong-tak shooting. Observe how he (in this video) moves his bow arm to the left on release and use torque technique:
Finally, we can find more examples, in other styles of archery, even in compound shooting, on similar follow throughs. One is in the following link:
Stronger grip, quicker but shorter torque (not all the way around) for better arrow flight. Getting closer to ideal form. Need a little more forward khatra because the limbs don't bend evenly.
Kukgung - Korean Horn Bow(Gak Gung) Shooting Demonstration by Heon Ku Kim
Gak Gung is Korean traditional horn bow; Master Kim demonstrates the shooting skill from preparing, set position, push & pull, full draw, aiming, release and following through...
Korean Archery release in slow motion - 한국 국궁 느린 동작
Just a funny montage of some test footage while trying to learn the proper Korean arrow release method. Slow motion at 120 frames per second.
Samick SKB vs Kaya KTB - embarrassing old video
Update: As I gain more experience in archery I see my past mistakes. This is an embarrassing old video. My technique sucks and I couldn't even draw the bows all the way back...
Original: Shooting the two most widely known and affordable korean horsebows: The Samick SKB (Samick Korean Bow) and the Kaya KTB (Korean Traditional Bow). They are both 60lbs. The SKB is 50 long, the KTB 48. The arrows are Easton Eclipse 2315 3x3 feathers with field points. The thumbring is the Vermil Brass Classic. I will try to answer any questions you leave in the comments. Thank you.
Samick SKB vs Kaya KTB v1.2 (better form)
This is a short second video with some corrected shooting form with the two most widely known and affordable korean horsebows: The Samick SKB (Samick Korean Bow) and the Kaya KTB (Korean Traditional Bow). They are both 60lbs. The SKB is 50 long, the KTB 48. The arrows are Easton Eclipse 2315 3x3 feathers with field points. The thumbring is the Vermil Brass Classic. I will try to answer any questions you leave in the comments. The original video in the link below:
Korean archery in Greece - 한국 국궁의 매니아를 위한 초대
Every scene of the video deliberately demonstrates the stance and the technique of Gungdo as I have come to perform it taught from books, articles, videos and discussions with experts.
If you happen to be around Ancient Olympia, lets arrange a KTA event!
Happy Summer wishes from Gungdo Greece!
See you again in a couple of weeks!
Tirando con arco tradicional coreano. My bow, Korean YMG Hwarang. 53#@28. Arco asiático
Archery short range practice
When the long range field is not available... a guy has to practice anyways.
arco coreano wtaf 2011 (2°PARTE)
2°PARTE- VIDEO Compra de un arco coreano, el vendedor lo prepara y regula segun el tamaño de mano.
활쏘기 2014 06 15(Edge of lunch)
Archery 185 yards shooting - 한국 국궁 170미터
Korean Traditional Archery (Gungdo) has an original distance from the target of 145m (158 yards). In this area, I couldn't place the target at that distance. I had to choose from a too short or a little longer. I chose the longer distance. In this long distances, the arrow reaches the target like falling from the sky, landing softly, making it almost impossible to loose arrows.
arco coreano wtaf 2011 (1°PARTE)
1°PARTE- VIDEO Compra de un arco coreano, el vendedor lo prepara y regula segu mi tamaño de mano.