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This study is aimed to explore traditional value and ideological background contained in the principle of Jipgungjae which is shooting manual of gukgung. The principle emphasizes Confucius behavioral manual through marksmanship of the old archers representing morality to face to the target with the mentality of fair play. the principle of Jipgungjae is composed of thirty two Chinese characters which interpretate Confucius man of virtue, seonbi, as follows: observation of topography and wind force; body position and breathing; strength of pulling the bowstring and the form of archer's ring after shoot; and not blaming the surroundings but finding from oneself for mistakes. It can be considered the traditional archery as alternative educational mechanism for virtue education while the principle had disappeared due to individualistic convenient shooting styles reflecting contemporary social atmosphere.