A new mobile app teaches aspiring archers everything from fundamentals to advanced methods for shooting recurve bows. The Kim, Hyung-Tak Archery app debuted in April, and was created by Coach Kim, Hyung-Tak himself. Kim led Korea’s national team to the Olympics in 1984, and has trained hundreds of archers from dozens of countries for over 40 years.
The app is available on Apple and Android devices, and is designed to help archers improve their shooting, review basic and advanced skills, and understand arrow grouping. It simplifies Kim’s recurve archery techniques into easy-to-follow videos, pictures and short explanations. Its main menu has three sections: Technical Basic Skills, Teaching Method and Analyzing Expansion.
The basic skills section reviews fundamentals like stance, hooking, gripping, shooting and follow-through. The teaching method features Coach Kim’s methods. Coaches and athletes can watch the videos and practice the exercises to improve their recurve skills. The analysis section reviews finishing the shot during expansion, a crucial lesson for improving archery skills.
At $22.99, Kim’s app isn’t the market’s cheapest archery app. It is, however, loaded with information, including 65 short, precise videos with subtitles, and over 100 pictures and 74 lessons.
Whether you want to shoot recurves for fun or prepare for competition, the Kim, Hyung-Tak Archery app is a solid place to start. You can take the app with you into the field and brush up on your skills. You can also supplement the app by visiting an archery shop for lessons, and spending more time perusing the Archery 360 online curriculum.