ASC History

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

The Asian Shooting Union was formed by 17 delegates of 12 Asian countries during the 5th Asian Games held in Bangkok in 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 before the members decided to rename it Asian Shooting Federation (ASF) in 1967 and then changed to Asian Shooting Confederation as advised
by the U.I.T., now ISSF.

Since then, ASC has traditionally been held at its President’s nation of domicile. 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 AlSabah as the President of Asian Shooting Confederation in 2004, the headquarters was permanently moved to Kuwait. H.E. Sheikh Salman AlSabah chaired
the first Executive Committee Meeting as the President on 16-Feb-2004 at 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 Asia countries.

The First Asian Airgun Championship was held in September 2005 at Bangkok, Thailand. Whereas the First Asian Shotgun Championship was held in November 2011 at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Since then, the Asian Airgun and Shotgun Championships are being held annually and Asian Shooting Championships 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 in August 2009 at Bangkok, Thailand. The Youth Training Camp is an annual event, rotated between different disciplines of shooting sports, which serves as a great platform for remarkable educational, cultural and social exchanges, 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]
09:00AM to 01:00PM
05:00PM to 09:00PM
GMT + 3:00

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