Kodanda Archery Range: Channeling our inner Katniss at the new Eastwood branch

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Eating out, movie watching and malling are all fun, but can get pretty boring if done ever so frequently. For the boyf and I, our weekly dates would usually consist of stuffing our faces full a few times, window shopping, bookstore visits, then chilling at a cafe. You can actually say that this itinerary is our default should we not have anything special planned for that weekend.

While we still find joy in this routine, it's definitely a lot more fun to mix things up at times and try something more novel. And for this particular weekend, we were off with friends to channel our inner Katniss Everdeen at Kodanda Archery Range.

Kodanda Archery fun activity with friends

Kodanda is not new to me. However, while I've already heard of it back when they still only had one branch in Makati Cinema Square, I still haven't personally tried out archery at their range. Today though, Kodanda Archery Range already has four branches, with their newest one located at the second floor of the Cyber & Fashion Mall in Eastwood, Quezon City.

Kodanda Eastwood

The boyf and I have both enjoyed archery for a few times now since we've been together, though we don't do it as often as we'd like. In the past, the boyf even considered picking up this sport as a hobby. It didn't materialize though. Haha! But that doesn't mean we're not interested. We can still remember the good vibes shooting arrows and getting more in touch with our inner focus that archery made us experience. So when we were planning this visit, we can't help but get really excited!

Archery is for everyone.

It was back in college when I first tried archery as an activity. I first thought that only pros and aspiring pros can enjoy the sport. But I was proven wrong. Anyone, despite the age, height, weight and fitness level, can actually enjoy archery as long as the person can hold a bow and arrow.

Just bring yourself.

Bows for archery at Kodanda
Free use of bows (different weight & sizes)
Kodanda finger tab, arm guard, quiver and arrows
All the necessary gear is provided
Kodanda archery range at Eastwood
Shoot from 5-meter, 8-meter, or 10-meter distance
The Purple Doll at Kodanda
Obligatory photo before the session starts

If you decide to try out archery, Kodanda offers its range for only P590 per hour. This rate already includes the use of equipment, unlimited arrows, safety gear, target paper, and even comes with the basic how-to instructions. You only have to bring yourself, and a camera or your phone for picture-taking. v(*’-^*)-☆

The Experience

Chong jonun balsa! Point aim shoot!
Chong, jonun, balsa~ ♪
If you get it, we can be best of friends! (○゜ε^○)v

The archery range at Kodanda can accommodate 10 players at a time. Each player gets 5 arrows per set, and you'll have to wait for the others to finish shooting before everyone can retrieve the arrows at the same time. The staff at Kodanda blows a whistle to signal everyone to get ready, to start shooting, to retrieve the arrows (after placing back the bow on the rack), and to do it all over again.

Shooting at 10-meter mark in Kodanda Eastwood

We first started shooting at the 5-meter mark. After getting used to it, we moved to shooting at the 8-meter mark. And finally, a few sets before we ended our session, we tried our skills at the 10-meter mark (which seemed and felt pretty far, btw). ∑(⌒◇⌒;)

My shots at 10-meter mark

Although we only had a one-hour session, it actually didn't feel like an hour. It felt longer! Which is a good thing. I wasn't able to keep track of how many sets we already played, but it seemed like we had a lot. And for the rate Kodanda offers, I can really say that it's worth it and sulit!

Kodanda Promos

Kondanda Eastwood Promo
If you're interested to try your hand at archery, and visiting Eastwood is not a problem, I highly suggest to take advantage of Kodanda Eastwood's introductory rate of P490 per hour until March 31, 2017.

And if you can visit any of Kodanda's branches from 12PM to 3PM on weekdays, then take advantage of their March Madness promo where you can enjoy 50% off their hourly rate. Yup, you'll get to enjoy an hour of archery fun for only P295! This is super sulit!

Should you be interested to take archery lessons this summer, Kodanda also has their Summer Archer Program where you can enjoy 10 sessions for only P5,000. Available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1PM to 2PM from April 17 to May 8, 2017.

Kodanda Archery Range, Eastwood
2/F Cyber & Fashion Mall, Eastwood,
Libis, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
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