Traditional Turkish archery is one of the oldest archery traditions in the world. A highlight of the Ottoman Empire, it is a disciplined art and recreational sport. After gaining popularity during the reign of Mehmed the Conqueror, it declined.
During the height of the Ottoman Empire, cavalries featuring horseback riding archers are the symbol of strength and majesty of the empire. Accounts of Turkish archers raining arrows accurately over long distances while riding their horses backwards are numerous.
Traditional Turkish archery has existed at least a hundred years prior. In admiration of this heritage, Idrissi School has become the first school in Malaysia to incorporate Turkish Archery in its curriculum. This has become via an MOU with the Turkish Embassy of Malaysia, via a partnership with The Yunos Emre Institute.
IDRISSI School students are indeed excited and honoured with this ‘time-travelling’ sports which will indeed have tremendous benefits for them.