Archery 2018

IS ARCHERY A DYING SPORT?

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IS ARCHERY A DYING SPORT?

Archery is the sport of shooting arrows (named bolts), using a bow. It is also commonly used in hunting game animals as well as in competitive sports and as leisure activity. In fact, people may not realize it, but archery has been a sport in the Olympic Games for several years now. Archery is actually very old and was invented many years ago, at approximately 10,000 BC in Asia and the Middle East regions. Over time, the design of the bow has become more complex, and the arrows have also changed to become shorter and heavier. (more…)

WHAT IS A CROSSBOW?

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WHAT IS A CROSSBOW?

A crossbow is a weapon that has been around since medieval times. It uses a string mounted on an apparatus. The weapon is held in the hand and used to shoot arrows that are called quarrels or bolts. The structure of a crossbow today is quite complex, consisting of a barrel, a stock and a sight. The stock is usually made of wood, and there is a body made of wood or composites. The bow is also mounted on the body. The two curved bow parts of the apparatus are known as the limbs. (more…)

MOVIES WITH GREAT ARCHERY SCENES

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MOVIES WITH GREAT ARCHERY SCENES

Archery is an art and skill that takes full advantage of two tools; a bow and an arrow. The two-work hand-in-hand together to enable an archer to take a shot at the desired target. Dating back to the Stone Age period, bow and arrow was an essential tool used as a weapon, for protection and hunting. Much hasn’t changed except for the fact that bow and arrows are no longer a weapon of choice in the event of war due to the introduction of more sophisticated artillery. (more…)

HOW TO STAY SAFE WHILE USING A BOW AND ARROW

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HOW TO STAY SAFE WHILE USING A BOW AND ARROW

Using bow and arrows is as perilous as it gets. Therefore, it’s of great importance that you observe a few safety rules to ensure you don’t hurt yourself or others. The rules also apply to storage and handling of the bows and arrows, and not limited to shooting only. If you follow a few simple guidelines you can be sure that you will have fun and stay safe on this adventure that is archery.  (more…)

HISTORY OF OLYMPIC ARCHERY

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HISTORY OF OLYMPIC ARCHERY

Even though archery was a significant part of Greek’s history, the game of archery was not featured in the first Olympic Games held in Athens Greece in 1894. Archery is no doubt an ancient sport and one that is practiced all around the world, but despite its popularity it did not make it to the Olympics until years later. It was at the Olympics Games held in Paris France in 1900 that the game of archery was first featured and at first it was only practiced by men, women were not a part of the sport at that time. Since then it has grown in the Olympic world and is a much more recognized sport. (more…)

GREATEST ARCHERS OF ALL TIME

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GREATEST ARCHERS OF ALL TIME

There are many great archers all around the world. While this sport may seem out of date and old it is in fact a well-respected sport that is still practiced by many. Throughout history there has been several ways in which bows, and arrows have been used and what made those techniques better than others. Here are a few noteworthy archery techniques and what made them great and why they are important. (more…)

HISTORY OF ARCHERY

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HISTORY OF ARCHERY

Archery can be rightly referred to as one of the oldest act that is still actively practiced until today. The history and development of archery can be traced as a face back as to the beginning of mankind’s history. (more…)

THE ART AND SKILLS OF ARCHERY

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THE ART AND SKILLS OF ARCHERY

Archery is an act or skill that involves the use of bow to shoot arms to aim at a target. The word archery is coined from the Latin word ‘Arcus’ which means ‘arch’ or ‘a bow’. From the ancient times, archery has always been used as a technique for hunting for food. It was invented towards the ending of the Palaeolithic period and the beginning of the Mesolithic period. The earliest reference to the use of archery in Europe was around the 10,000 BC, while history has it that it had been in use in the Middle East and Asian countries way before then. In recent times, archery has been turned a sport and an entertainment activity. A person who takes part in or has the skill of archery is known as an archer. While a professional or an expert at archery is known as a toxophilite, which is a Greek word for ‘Lover of the bow’. (more…)

WHAT IS A SWEDISH VARIABLE BOW

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WHAT IS A SWEDISH VARIABLE BOW

Archery is an activity that has been for over a long time. The bow and arrow are known to have been created by the end of the Upper Paleolithic, and for at least up to 10000 years, archery played a significant role in the military operation and also hunting skills and the core features in the mythologies of a lot of cultures. (more…)

WHERE TO PURCHASE BOWS AND ARROWS

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WHERE TO PURCHASE BOWS AND ARROWS

Archery bows come in all kinds of sizes and shapes. If you are going shopping for your first bow or you are looking to add a new one to your collection, consider the amount of attention you would like to give to your equipment. Are you looking to hit the bull’s eye every time you apply precision to your gear when you are at competitions? (more…)

WHERE TO LEARN HOW TO SHOOT BOW AND ARROW

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WHERE TO LEARN HOW TO SHOOT BOW AND ARROW

Archery is fun, safe and quite easy to learn. It is a discipline that is suitable for all sexes, ages, and abilities. For thousands of years, Human beings have used the arrow and bow for warfare and hunting. Today it is easy for you to buy bows equipped with devices and sights to help you aim accurately at the bull’s eye almost every time you draw your bow. (more…)