Korean traditional archery is centuries old but when the Korean nation started to embrace modern archery Hyung-Tak Kim decided to follow this trail and was one of the first Koreans to study and analyze this type of archery.
It was not long before his shooting skills were imported into coaching where his skills have been appreciated by the Korean archers for around 40 years. All of the technical knowledge he has gained over the years has been passed on to archers and coaches alike through the many training courses and seminars he has conducted. This knowledge has helped Korea to excel in the sport of archery and be one of the major players in the Recurve division. Hyung-Tak Kim’s wealth of knowledge is now being funnelled through the archery training center he is currently running in Goesan-gun in central Korea.
When the Korean archery team first took part in the Olympic Games, he was head coach for the Women’s National team and was delighted when they won the gold medal. He showed excellent performance as a head coach of the Korean National Women’s archery team, but was enticed away to coach the Taiwan National Archery Team in 1989. He worked for the Taiwan National Archery Federation from 1989 to 1997 as a head coach; during this time he raised their profile to be one of the world’s top teams. Currently, Hyung-Tak Kim is coaching Korean coaches through many seminars he is conducting in his position as research director of Korean Archery Association.
He opened his training center in 2004, and over 500 archers from around 30 countries have been trained by him, many rewarding him by producing good results at World Cup Tournaments, World Championships, Olympic Games, and European Championships.
Now he has published his archery book which focuses on how to learn and coach archery with ease, it brings to life his long experience and advanced skills of archery coaching. Each person can discover his teaching techniques from the basics to top levels through this tool where he is presenting problems and solutions in a precise and practical form.
This book, called “Kim, Hyung-Tak Archery”, will provide guidance for coaches and archers alike who want to improve their performance as he is providing accurate and basic technology of learning and step by step coaching methods.