Type: Martial arts


During the USC course archery, you learn how to shoot with a longbow – not to be confused with the Olympic variant.

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Week 24

Traditional archery at USC

Course of 9 classes of 1,5 hours.
The focus is on Korean archery with its so called thumb grip.
Please note! Make sure that you’re present for the first 2 classes. You’ll receive important archery info!
You learn the basic positions, but you also learn to shoot while moving and turning.
After the course you have a strong basis in traditional archery.
Combines well with the Kumdo classes.


Course structure

  • 1st lesson: The basics: anchor point, position and the thumb grip.
  • 2nd lesson: Target: focus and instinct.
  • 3th lesson: Korean draw 1 + kneeled and turned shooting.
  • 4th lesson: Shooting while moving.
  • 5th lesson: Quick draw and speed shooting.
  • 6th lesson: Korean draw 2. Torq, Khatra and overdraw.
  • 7th lesson: Other styles: Mediterranean draw and other variants.
  • 8th lesson: Friendly team tournament.
  • 9th lesson: Archery Tag of Moving Targets.

USC instructor

Dominic den Drijver is the USC instructor in Kumdo. He’s also the instructor for this archery course.

Wear and gear

Easy to wear sports clothes and indoor sports shoes. Unexperienced shooters often hit their fore-arm. You can wear a longsleeve to reduce the risk of bruises. The instructor brings thumb guards and hand/arm protection.

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Fees courses
cat. I: €62,- | cat. II: €105,- | cat. III: €140,-
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Starting dates courses*
Period 1: in the week of 11 September 2023
Period 2: in the week of 20 November 2023
Period 3: in the week of 12 February 2024
Period 4: in the week of 22 April 2024
*courses are available for purchase on the Monday 5 weeks prior to the starting dates above


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Science Park 306
1098 XH Amsterdam
(020) 525 89 55

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Cat. I Students UvA and HvA, other Dutch day universities
Cat. II Employees UvA/HvA, alumni HvA, AUV-members UvA, other full time students of universities of applied sciences
Cat. III Anyone else