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by Bede
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: SOCIETY NOTICE BOARD
Topic: Robert Hardy dies
Replies: 1
Views: 1966

Re: Robert Hardy dies

He is a great loss. A man who had a clear view of archery and an enquiring mind. Being a great actor and excellent author is a bonus for us all.
by Bede
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Serious questions
Topic: Ancient Greek shooting position
Replies: 5
Views: 6535

Re: Ancient Greek shooting position

The statue is in a standard posture that is mentioned in most Arabic manuals and seen in Persian paintings of the 15th century. The arm position, while common in Greek art, is totally impractical and does not fit the descriptions in the Greek historians. As a part of a fuller motion, it would work, ...
by Bede
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Serious questions
Topic: Ancient Greek shooting position
Replies: 5
Views: 6535

Re: Ancient Greek shooting position

It is unfortunate that growing up with chairs has meant that many people are not as flexible as our ancestors were. Middle Eastern manuals list many squatting and sitting positions for shooting. Some of them were designed to present a small target to the enemy, whether in approaching or retreating. ...
by Bede
Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: SOCIETY NOTICE BOARD
Topic: 4th World Traditional Archery Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 16395

Re: 4th World Traditional Archery Festival

here is a picture of some Mongol archers at the 2008 WTAF.
by Bede
Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: SOCIETY NOTICE BOARD
Topic: 4th World Traditional Archery Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 16395

Re: 4th World Traditional Archery Festival

The email address is
gungdoo@naver.com

The current contact person is
Eunae Jo

If you email the address and ask any questions, I am sure that they would be answered.
by Bede
Tue May 25, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: SOCIETY NOTICE BOARD
Topic: 4th World Traditional Archery Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 16395

I must second Jan's comments. The World Traditional Archery Festival is an excellent meeting place for all kinds of traditional archers and craftsmen. In the past Great Britain has been represented by notable members of the Society who not only participated in the competitions, but also gave interes...
by Bede
Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: SOCIETY NOTICE BOARD
Topic: Low attendance at the Summer Shoot
Replies: 25
Views: 37186

I would be very happy for you to read it out at the AGM. The Society has been of great benefit to me and anything I can do to help is a pleasure.
by Bede
Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: SOCIETY NOTICE BOARD
Topic: Low attendance at the Summer Shoot
Replies: 25
Views: 37186

I use several forums for different purposes. I have noticed here that most of the questions seem to fall into groups that you would only ask here. there is a wealth of practical experience in examining old bows, shooting, reconstruction and research. Several members are outstanding reconstructors. I...
by Bede
Mon May 25, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: SOCIETY NOTICE BOARD
Topic: Obituary, Dr Charles E. Grayson 1910-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 10020

Obituary, Dr Charles E. Grayson 1910-2009

We in the archery world have suffered a great loss with the death a week ago of Dr Charles E. Grayson. His long association with the Society of Archer-Antiquaries is only one of his many accomplishments. The articles he wrote were always interesting and often contained insightful analysis. He acted ...
by Bede
Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: SOCIETY NOTICE BOARD
Topic: World Traditional Archery Association
Replies: 0
Views: 8116

World Traditional Archery Association

In Korea at the World Traditional Archery Festival, it was decided to found an association to promote and protect traditional archery worldwide. There were archers from all the inhabited continents, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. Rather than as official delegates of the co...

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