Anand C K Shashidhar started as just another shooting enthusiast who bloomed into the sport in over two decades of learning and experience. The initial grooming started with existing practices, grew with revelations at national camps & exposure to international standards, and matured with several interactions with the game and its champions. Having seen the long road of numerous bottle necks and uphill battle, to source and gain information on the sport, the author has faced the common but unpleasant grime, which actually retards progress towards excellence. This realized into a need for spreading awareness in Shooting Sports; to lay a platform for beginners to quickly understand, correctly choose and confidently stride towards betterment in the sport.
He is the first receipient of Karnataka State’s highest sports honor, the Ekalavya Award. He also received the 'Best Sportsman of the Year' (Karnataka Olympic Association), and Paaramparaa Nidhi honor. He is Karnataka‘s only ISSF 'B' Judge, Founder & Secretary General of M.D.R.A., Founder of Kadamba Sports, and Ex MC Member of K.S.R.A. With a tally of over 30 Medals in National & State events, Anand relates his vast experience as a complete guide for new aspirants, in a book aimed to inform and educate international standards and shooting procedures with ample Indian flavoring.
The book covers the expanse of shooting sports with comprehensive knowledge that is a must for all beginners in India. It details availability, selection and procurement of equipment, places of practice, safety and many other such aspects. The awareness of the sport, which is the main objective of the book, remains the author’s best tip for laying an essential stepping stone into the sport, and aims for a better organized and intelligent breed of new sportsmen. This is India's guaranteed bet for limelight on the International podium. Having trained several youngsters, setting up shooting ranges and mentoring on online forums, the author has recognized the traits and flaws in learning, along with a complete understanding of the Indian context, which is addressed in the several sections of this work.
Real time experience, recognition of guidance and quality of information is captured in India's first comprehensive book on Shooting Sports.
- First Ekalavya Awardee
- ISSF 'B' Judge
- KOA 'Best Sportsman of the Year'
- 'Paaramparaa Nidhi' Awardee
- Founder & CEO, Kadamba Sports
- Founder & Hon Secretary General, MDRA
- Ex-MC member, KSRA
- Registered Life Member, NRAI
- Sports Trainer & Competitor, NRAI
- 40+ medals in Shooting Sports
- Consultant for Shooting Ranges
- Ex-Chief Instructor, Civilian Rifle Training