Upcoming events

S.P.T.A. St Georges Shoot
Huish Woods, Nr Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom. April 25th-26th, 2014.

Organized by S.P.T.A.'s founder and well-known bowyer Hilary Greenland, the St. George shoot, to me, is like coming home to a bunch of good friends. Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

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List of past events:



March 5, 6 and 7
CHINESE ARCHERY PROGRAM
An intensive training program with evening lectures of Ming and Qing archery by Justin Ma and myself. The event is hosted at Jaap and Kay Koppedrayer's bamboo farm. See the facebook event page and last year's review.
Odum, Georgia
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

November 29 - 30, 2014
PADERBOW
Hosted a stand with Justin Ma of Cinnabar bow. Justin gave a demonstration of his Gao Ying style archery of the Ming.
Paderborn
GERMANY

April 26th - 27th, 2014
S.P.T.A. St GEORGES SHOOT
Organized by S.P.T.A.'s founder and well-known bowyer Hilary Greenland. A challenging 3d course, roving marks, and a whole range of other tests of archery. The St. George shoot is like coming home to a bunch of good friends.
Huish Woods, Nr Taunton, Somerset
UNITED KINGDOM

September 24-27, 2014
ARCHERY SYMPOSIUM AT MUSÉE DE L'ARCHERIE ET DU VALOIS
A symposium with professionals, collectors and researchers from different areas of the museum and / or archery world. I presented a talk on my research on Manchu archery.
Crepy-en-Valois
FRANCE

February 15-17, 2014
CHINESE ARCHERY TRAINING PROGRAM
The second edition of this event, with three days of intense, focused training in traditional Chinese archery of a Ming and a Qing style. With Justin Ma, Jaap Koppedrayer and Peter Dekker and evening lectures by teachers and participants.
Odum, Georgia
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

September 13 - 15, 2013
W.T.A.A.F.
The inaugural international traditional archery festival of France.
Paris
FRANCE

May 27 - 30, 2013
OPENING OF OKCULAR TEKKESI, ARCHER'S LODGE
Grand opening of the newly built archery training hall in Istanbul, with a competition consisting of 70 meter traditional Turkish "puta" shooting. Invited by Murat Ozveri of Tirendaz to attend as a representative of the Netherlands and of the Manchu archery culture.
Istanbul
TURKEY

March 22 - 24, 2013
CHINESE ARCHERY PROGRAM AND LECTURES
A three day seminar of Chinese archery, hosted by Jaap & Kay Koppedrayer. Accompanied by lectures covering Ming dynasty archery based on Gao Ying's inchworm method by Justin Ma and Jie Tan, Qing dynasty Manchu archery by Peter Dekker, and Japanese military archery by Jaap Koppedrayer.
Odum, Georgia
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

March 18, 2013
Presented a talk on Manchu archery at the Wayne county library
Jesup, Georgia
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

March 14, 2013
Addressed the Chinese Military History Society with a lecture "Design features of composite bows and their consequences on the battlefield" on their annual gathering at the Sheraton hotel.
New Orleans, Louisiana
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

August 31, 2012
Visited Ju Yuan Hao's new shop at Panjiayuan.
Beijing
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

August 29, 2012
Visited the Beijing Archery Studio for a shoot.
Beijing
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

August 22 to 27, 2012
Attended the 1st World Folk Archery Tournament and presented a talk on researching Manchu archery during its seminar.
Ledu, Qinghai
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

Juli 11, 2012
Photographed the Steppe Warrior collection, on loan in the Allard Pierson museum
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
THE NETHERLANDS

April 20 to 22, 2012
Attended the annual SPTA shoot. Concluded with a visit to Hector Cole for a photo report and interview.
Stoodleigh, Devon
UNITED KINGDOM

April 8 & 9, 2012
Dutch Warbow Society shoot
Rhenen, Utrecht
THE NETHERLANDS

January 6, 2012
Interviewed Ku Ku, the last known formally trained Manchu archer.
Singapore
SINGAPORE

October 29, 2011
Visited the special exhibit of art from the Palace Museum in Beijing at the Louvre. Also visited the Musée de l'Armée in Paris
Paris, Île-de-France
FRANCE

October 30, 2011
Researched the archery collection the Musée de l'archerie at Crepy-en-Valois.
Crepy-en-Valois, Picardi
FRANCE

October 1 & 2, 2011
Fairday and Fairflight
Ruïne van Teylingen
THE NETHERLANDS

September 16 & 17, 2011
Taught a weekend seminar of Chinese / Manchu archery at "Guo Shu" concluded with the first Qing style military examination since 1908!
Bad Krozingen, Baden-Württemberg
GERMANY

August 20 to 22, 2011
World of Traditional Shoot
Adventon, Osterburken
GERMANY

April 23 to 27, 2011
SPTA shoot with subsequent visits to the reserve section of the Ingo Simon collection, part of the Manchester archery collection in the Manchester Museum, and the Royal Armories in Leeds.
Stoodleigh, Manchester & Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM

October 27 & 28, 2010
Visited the guys at www.tirendaz.com and visited the Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Military Museum. Advised the latter about whistling arrows.
Istanbul, Marmara
TURKEY

July 10 & 11, 2010
Taught a weekend seminar of Chinese / Manchu archery AT "Guo Shu" concluded with the first Qing style military examination since 1908!
Bad Krozingen, Baden-Württemberg
GERMANY

May 16 & 17 2010
Presentied a lecture on Asian archery, followed by two days of demonstrations and workshops on Manchu archery.
Oldambt, Groningen
THE NETHERLANDS

April 24 to 26 2010
Attended the annual SPTA shoot
Stoodleigh, Devon
UNITED KINGDOM

October 2009
Taught a weekend seminar of Chinese / Manchu archery at Chinese martial arts school "Guo Shu".
Bad Krozingen, Baden-Württemberg
GERMANY

September 2009
Presented a lecture on antique Manchu archery equipment, as well as a demonstration at the World Traditional Archery Festival 2009.
Taean, Hoseo
SOUTH KOREA

July 2009
Teaching a workshop of Manchu archery at Landgoed Roswaard for Golden Flower Taiji.
Doornenburg, Gelderland
THE NETHERLANDS

May 2009
Presenting a lecture on historical Chinese weapons followed by a two day seminar in their use.
Oldambt, Groningen
THE NETHERLANDS

April 2009
Teaching a weekend seminar of Chinese / Manchu archery to teachers of bagua of "Central Pa-Kua Italia".
Florence, Tuscany
ITALY

January 2009
Presented the jurors of the STN (Dutch National Taijiquan Association) with a lecture on antique Chinese arms.
De Glind
THE NETHERLANDS

April 2008
Two days of seminars on Manchu archery at the Elf Fantasy Fair, as well as lectures about antique Chinese arms.
Haarzuilens, Utrecht
THE NETHERLANDS

September 2008
Demonstrated Manchu archery and presented a lecture on Manchu archery at the World Traditional Archery Festival.
Busan, Yeongnam
SOUTH KOREA

March 2008
Visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art to research their collection of Manchu / Chinese archery equipment.
New York, New York
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

March 2008
Presented a lecture about Manchu archery for the Etnographic Arms Preservation Association
Baltimore, Maryland
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

May 2007
Demonstrated Manchu archery at the World Traditional Archery Festival.
Cheonan, Hoseo
SOUTH KOREA

July 2006
Bought my first antique Manchu bow in Beijing. My interest got started. Got acquainted with Yang Fuxi on a visit to his workshop.
Beijing
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

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