The Tuba Archery Club was founded in the summer of 2005. The club has become very active in seeking to realise the original intention of the founder members, which is essentially to revive a love for archery and specifically the styles and traditions of the East. We help our members progress with their knowledge and skills through regular shoots, events, demonstrations, translating literature and much more.
The club prides itself on being a friendly, welcoming, family-focused club. We are open to all people of all faiths. We meet regularly on Sundays at our training ground in Croydon for shoots and competitions. The club also has an arm based in Somerset where horseback archery is taught.
On top of our regular meets we also put on annual "open days" to let the public have a go at archery.
Come and join us!
We meet every Sunday 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
Zeki Ismail Chairman
Jehad Shamis Treasurer
Jacint Bagdi Secretary
Abdullah Oyede Coach
Croydon Sports Arena. Albert Rd, South Norwood, SE25 4QL.
Telephone: 020 8654 3462
In December a mixture of NFAS and FITA targets - bare bow and traditional style shooting. End of year assessment for all young Tuba archers.
Part of the Archery Development Programme for Tuba archers who will have the opportunity to learn about arrow and bow maintenance.
Our Taster session is an introduction to archery. The session is aimed at people who want to try out archery but don't want to commit to the beginners course. At the end of the session the person will have the option of joining the beginners course. The session cost £10 and lasts roughly two hours. Please contact one of our coaches.
The Tuba Archery Beginners Course consists of three two hour weekly sessions. The sessions are delivered by qualified Archery GB coaches and the course is designed around the Archery GB Syllabus and will get the
beginner shooting in a safe and proficient manner
Areas Covered by the course include:
The course fees are £40 for Adults and Juniors. All shooting and safety equipment is provided and all participants will receive a certificate after successfully completing the course.
Membership -we welcome all who want to take up archery as well as experience archers - Download Membership Form
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How long was a Gez? - English translation of original by by Z. Metin Ates
Turkish Traditional Archery - By Murat Ozveri
Below is a copy of the coat of arms used by the Ottoman Empire. Central to the coat, almost playing a pivotal role in the make-up of the emblem, we see a bow, quivers and arrows.
This artwork depicts Murat II during archery practice. The original piece is from the Topkapi Collection.
This artwork from Hidayat al-Rami shows the four methods of stringing a bow.
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