ASC History

The idea of forming the Asian Shooting body was proposed in 1954 during the second Asian Games in Manila. This was fully supported in principle by the members of the Asian countries at the 18th Olympic Games held in Tokyo in 1964.

The Asian Shooting Union was formed by 17 delegates from 12 Asian countries during the 5th Asian Games held in Bangkok on December 1966. The first General Assembly meeting was attended by eight member nations held on July 20, 1967, at the Tokorozawa Ranges near Tokyo, Japan.

It was first known as the Pan Asian Shooting Union. Then in 1967, the members decided to rename it to Asian Shooting Federation (ASF), then later changed it to Asian Shooting Confederation as advised by the U.I.T., and now ISSF.

Since then, ASC has traditionally been held at the domicile of its President’s nation. The Confederation conducts its affairs through the following bodies:

  • The General Assembly
  • The Executive Committee
  • The Technical and Judges Committee
  • The Medical and Anti-Doping Committee

With the election of H.E. Sheikh Salman Al Sabah as the President of Asian Shooting Confederation in 2004, the headquarters was permanently moved to Kuwait.

H.E. Sheikh Salman Al Sabah chaired the first Executive Committee Meeting as the President on February 16th, 2004 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It was decided in the meeting to:

  1. Open ASC home page (, to enable ASC member countries to have faster access for ASC shooting calendar and other useful information.
  2. Organize annual Air Gun competitions in different Asian regions, especially in Central Asian countries.

The First Asian Airgun Championship was held on September 2005 in Bangkok, Thailand. Whereas the First Asian Shotgun Championship was held on November 2011 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Since then, the Asian Airgun and Shotgun Championships are being held annually, and the Asian Shooting Championships are being held every four years.

ASC also started organizing Youth Training Camps in the year 2009. The First Asian Youth Training Camp was held in Air Rifle discipline on August 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Youth Training Camp is an annual event, rotated between different disciplines of shooting sports. This remarkably serves as a great platform for educational, cultural and social exchange purposes, which unites Asia in friendship.


ASC Headquarters
Address: PO.Box 195, Hawally 32002, KUWAIT
Tel: +965 1840040 Ext.: 225,227 and 324
Fax: +965 24676303
Email: [email protected]
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