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  1. New thumb ring archer

    Traditional Archery
    Hello everybody, After many years of thinking about it, lurking on forums and trying to put a few hundred bucks aside, I finally took the plunge and got my first bow: a Kaya Firefox, with a thumb ring. I thought I’d share my experiences as a newbie, for those who are interested. TLDR version...
  2. The Korean torque technique.

    Traditional Archery
    Some of you may know the Korean Traditional Archery (KTA) style of archery. One of the most important techniques of the art of KTA is the torque technique. In order to avoid the arrow slamming on the bow and tilting while in mid air (something like fish tailing) you must get the bow "out of the...
  3. Chinese Traditional? Anybody doing it?

    Traditional Archery
    Last time I was in Beijing I tracked down the Ju Yuan Hao bow workshop. They're the last of the family bow makers still plying their trade. I've got a custom bow on order that should be done sometime towards the end of the year. The trick is that I had them rig it up traditional style which...
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