Archery is an amazin art but a double edged sword. While a properly trained archer can use his archery to refine his mind, body and soul; a person trained from an illegal school, an imposter of a coach can turn out to be a menace to society and a criminal bringing disgrace to the entire archery community.
A legal school is defined as a school run by a coach who has been trained and certified by World Archery, AAI or the official state body. A legal school needs to be recognised and affiliated to the official state body ( TAAT in the case of Tamilnadu ) and an official state body is one which is affiliated to the official national body ( AAI - in the case of India ). Anyone can check this out in the internet with official websites.
A legal coach is one who has been properly trained by either the official state body, the official national body or the official international body - 'World Archery'.
In Tamilnadu, I have been leading an high intensity campaign to ban all illegal archery associations, illegal archery schools and illegal archery coaches.
My demand was that every person who joins archery needs to be screened for his criminal antecedents and monitored continuously for criminal activities. Every archer needs to be licensed and his equipment needs to be registered in a registry in the line of fire arms. ( please check our webpage www.tamilnaduarchery.com - equipment registry )
There was stiff opposition to this and in fact cases were filed against me by the illegal schools that I was doing something that was not practised anywhere else in the country.
I warned everyone that some big incident is bound to happen and then everyone will wake up to it.
The incident has now happened.
In a shocking incident two archers who were trained by an illegal school by an illegal coach have brought shame to the entire archery fraternity by using their Archey skills to smash car windows with metal balls propelled by slings and steal the valuables inside.
It's seems there were involved in over 100 cases and have apartments in Delhi with the illgotten money.
The two so called archers were never trained by me or any legal coach or legal school in Tamilnadu and they were never part of any proposed national team ever.
We are trying to find out who they learnt Archery from.
The registration and screening procedures in TAAT are comprehensive and we would never have trained anyone if there were even slight shades of delinquency in them.
It is very unfortunate that fake archery coaches and fake archery schools claiming are sprouting in many places in Tamilnadu. Leading this bunch of fake schools is "Vill Archery", "Eagle Archery" and imposters like Vasu and Udaykumar of Chennai, one Ravichandran of Mayiladuthurai and one Ramesh from Salem with units claiming affiliation to a fake field archery association.
TAAT is redoubling its efforts to bring them to the notice of law enforcement authorities.
We warn the public to be careful of fake archery schools and fake archery coaches to prevent a more serious incident from happening!
- Shihan hussaini (HU)
Level 3 Archery Coach
Chief State Coach.
Founder and General Secretary - The Archery Association of Tamilnadu (TAAT).
Good day. The Nationals are nearing.
There are just five days for you land in Chennai. Many of you are competing for the top positions in the country in Archery.
Tamil Nadu too is competing ... but to get the name of "THE BEST EVER HOST FOR A NATIONALS".
We are doing everything possible to make this a memorable event. More than any other time, this Nationals is a crucial one as Archery as well as Indian sports is passing through some tough times. We need your support to make this a huge success.
We need to remain united in our brotherhood and put the sport on the fast track - ROAD TO RIO!
Every body who comes to a Nationals want to go back with a medal. And our first promise to you is "NO ONE WILL GO BACK EMPTY HANDED".
For those who do not win medals you will go back with a "souvenir" you will most cherish.
Some Senior Archers wanted to have an extra day of shooting so that alternative shooting can be kept on the morning of 31st Dec. to make the sport more exciting.
As organizers, we wish to keep you all happy and would not mind extending it, so with the permission of AAI and all the State Coaches and Managers we can take a call on this in the Managers meeting on 26th Dec evening.
Please kindly note that while we are doing our best to make you all comfortable, to the best of our abilities, for the teams coming before 26th Dec' 12 Noon, it would be impracticable to arrange food. So please take care of your food before 26th Noon and after 31st Noon. On 26th dec catering starts from Lunch and catering ends at 31st Dec Lunch. On 26th Dec and 31st Dec, Lunch will be provided.
However we are happy to inform you that we shall provide you accommodations from the time you arrive till the time you leave taking into account the difficulty you have in booking train tickets.
If you do not get my number or my number is engaged, please call the following regarding your arrivals, pick ups and your accommodations.
1) Arrivals, Receptions and Pick Ups:
a) Mr. Ashwanth - Mob: 09962458005
b) Ms. Nishanthi - Mob: 07401122246
c) Ms. Dhanushka - Mob: 09840346702
While I shall do everything possible to receive you at the railway stations and airport, please pardon me if I fail as there is so much work to do.
Shall meet you at the field.
We are truly looking forward to receive you with a big HUG!
Yours truly in the Archery brotherhood.
(Call me HU)
General Secretary TAAT
IMPORTANT NOTE: As some mail ids are not working, I am sending my mails to AAI and they will be forwarding it to you. If you have received this mail, kindly help TAAT and send this mail to all AAI official state units in your contact list.
Dear Archery family,
This has relevance to the announcement of the government that the Archery Association of India (AAI) has been de-recognized.
While we all know that it is a political game and a reckless arm twisting tactic of the government that will soon be sorted out by our capable leaders at AAI.
The 33rd Senior Recurve, Compound and Para Archery Championships scheduled from 26th to 31st December, 2012 to be conducted at Anna University Sports Grounds, Chennai, will go on as announced, flawlessly!.
As the organizers of the event, we will take extra efforts to make you comfortable and make sure any unfortunate decisions by the government will only strengthen our resolve to conduct the event in a grand manner.
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ARCHERY WILL GET STRONGER WITH EACH HURDLE WE CROSS AND SHALL MAKE US MORE CLOSE-KNIT AS A SPORTING FAMILY.
See you all at Chennai!
The Archery Association of Tamil Nadu (TAAT)
33rd Senior Recurve, Compound and Para Archery National Championships, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.