THE URGENT NEED TO BAN ILLEGAL ARCHERY SCHOOLS AND COACHES!
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). 98416-18386
MISSION: Project AMMA (All-out Medal Mission in Archery)
THE ARCHERY ASSOCIATION OF TAMIL NADU
"The official state body of Tamil Nadu Archery!"
Only State Archery body recognized by and affiliated to:
Tamil Nadu Olympic Association (TNOA) and Archery Association of India (AAI)
(TNOA is the only body recognized by Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and AAI is the only body recognized by World Archery (WA))
Registered Headquarters: The Archery Association of Tamil Nadu (TAAT)
T16/2, Coastal Road, Kalakshetra Colony, Besant Nagar, Chennai - 600 090, Tamil Nadu, India. mobile: 098416-18386, 096001-88278. email:firstname.lastname@example.org, website:www.tamilnaduarchery.com
Patrons: Dr. Padmashree Kamal Haasan Shri. S. Balasubramaniam Adityan
President: Ms. Anjana Ali Khan
Founder, Chief Coach and General Secretary: HU (Shihan Hussaini)