7th Chinese Archery Program (2019)

7th Chinese Archery Program (2019)



15 Mar 08:30 - 17 Mar 18:00 - Odum
Odum, Georgia

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Participants, please fill out and return the registration packet: www.thewayofarchery.com/forms/2019ChineseArcheryProgramRegistration.pdf

In 2019, the 7th annual Chinese Archery Program will take place on Friday, March 15th @ 8:30 am through Sunday, March 17th @ 6:00 pm at Jaap & Kay Koppedrayer's bamboo farm in Odum, GA, USA.

Registration:
Spaces are limited to 35 attendees. Additional registrants will be placed on a waitlist.

Registration fees are $140 for the weekend (rental equipment is an additional $20--$40). Registration form + fees must be submitted to Jaap Koppedrayer .



Overview:
The weekend will feature instruction, practice, talks, and discussions about traditional Chinese Archery. Whether you're learning thumb ring archery for the first time, an archer looking to fine-tune your form, or an archer looking for a group of like-minded friends to discuss archery culture or technical minutiae, all skill levels are welcome!

Organizers and Speakers:
* Jie Tian (co-author of “The Way of Archery”)
* Justin Ma (co-author of "The Way of Archery")
* Duke Bhuphaibool (instructor)
* Jaap & Kay Koppedrayer (hosts)

Copies of "The Way of Archery: A 1637 Chinese Military Training Manual" (www.thewayofarchery.com/) will be available for sale at the program. This is the teaching reference that Jie and Justin will use for instruction in Gao Ying's Ming military style of archery.

Lodging:
Typically folks stay in hotels in Jesup, GA (including Days Inn, Baymont Inn, and Quality Inn) or Glenville, GA.

Equipment rental:
Bow and arrow rental is available for the weekend. Fees are $40 for bow + arrow rental, or $20 for arrow-only or bow-only rental.

Program Details:
Shooting activities include technical work at the gaozhen (close-range bale for working on form), shooting from multiple distances, the Archery Ritual (a pillar of Chinese archery culture), as well as archery games. Lectures will cover a range of topics. Please stay tuned for details.



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