Type: Combat sports


Learn how to use a bow and shoot like a medieval knight. You learn how to shoot both from a static position as well as while moving.


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    Week 24

    Traditional archery at USC: How does it work?

    • Course of 9 classes of 90 minutes.
    • The focus is on Korean archery with its so called thumb grip.
    • You learn the basic positions, but you also learn to shoot while moving and turning.
    • You shoot instinctively, without the use of adjusters or other tools.
    • After the course you have a strong basis in traditional archery.
    • Combines well with the Kumdo classes.

    What do you learn during the course?

    1st lesson: The basics: anchor point, position and the thumb grip.
    2nd lesson: Target: focus and instinct.
    3th lesson: Korean draw and special positions.
    4th lesson: Special positions and movements.
    5th lesson: Quick draw and speed shooting.
    6th lesson: Shooting from distance – between 25 and 40 meters.
    7th lesson: Other styles: Mediterranean draw and other variants.
    8th lesson: Friendly tournament.
    9th lesson: Archery Tag.

    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.

    USC instructor

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


    Online or at the front desk

    Starting dates courses*
    Period 1: in the week of 13 September 2021
    Period 2: in the week of 22 November 2021
    Period 3: in the week of 14 February 2022
    Period 4: in the week of 25 April 2022
    *courses are available for purchase on the Monday 5 weeks prior to the starting dates above


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

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    Cat. IStudents UvA and HvA, other Dutch day universities
    Cat. IIEmployees UvA/HvA, alumni HvA, AUV-members UvA, other full time students of universities of applied sciences
    Cat. IIIAnyone else