Master I. level student of the Kassai Equestrian Archery School
“We are not born with a blank sheet of the world. “But what is this content?
I was eight years old when I received my first serious bow from my father. Until then, I, like all my boy contemporaries, did it to the best of our knowledge, made of wood, reed, and just dreamed of more serious technology gear. I always felt like the bow had taken me to the horse. I spent a lot of time with my grandparents where I learned a lot about working around animals, taking care of them and responsibility. I graduated from the Sándor Kisfaludi High School in Sümeg, and then I graduated from the Georgikon University of Keszthely with a degree in stud farming. In addition to these, I also completed the training of a riding tour guide and a riding instructor at the College of Physical Education. I got a lot of help from my parents along the way. In 2007, I visited the cradle of equestrian archery in the world for the first time in the Kaposmérő Valley, where seeing equestrian archery, a kind of inner experience deep in me, a feeling of life that I had a hard time accessing until then, broke up on the road. I practiced archery in a self-taught way from videos, specialist books, on a road paved with a lot of mistakes and pitfalls. I could learn the technical knowledge of riding from László Cseresnyés military olympic, and the basics of natural horse training from Márton Szmrecsányi. I was admitted to the Košice Equestrian Archery School in 2014 and after passing the beginner and start license exams, I was able to start competing as a equestrian archer in 2015. I am currently a member of the Papal-based Piroska Tribe. On an annual basis, I take part in a number of competitions based on the rules of the Original Kassai System. In 2018, I obtained the Master I degree, thus I had the opportunity to participate in the 2019 World Championships as a starter, in which I won the 1st place. This year I held my first training camp in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania. In the spring, I received the “Sports Department for the Service of Vas County” award.
In my opinion, much of the world is constantly getting comfortable and looking for an easier way, but we can’t make the bar lower and lower! There is a level to keep!
Today, good communities and working with and for each other are on the verge of extinction. An example of this is the work of Master Lajos Kassai and the School he leads. His students are closest to acquiring the most complex and highest level of knowledge in equestrian archery. This training method has been Hungaricum since 2013.
Harmony with the horse, harmony with the bow. One possible way to get to know ourselves and the world around us. The horse is an endless journey, as well as the bow. It is in this infinite learning that what is written on that particular page appears to me, a way of life blessed with an excellent community of friends, to which equestrian archery provides the framework .
As a member of the College of Masters, I consider it important to protect the values of our School, to give them worthy representation and to pass them on as clearly as possible.