The Legacy of Archery:
For many people, traditional archery signifies an element of adventure as well as a spiritual challenge. Bowhunters are particularly drawn to the traditional aspect of archery since shots are done quickly and the equipment required is modest.
Target archery is quite popular and many schools offer it as part of their curriculum.
The increased difficulty that a traditional bow provides over a compound bow with its let off, sights, releases and so on, is undeniably appealing.
For history buffs, the story of the bow and arrow is inextricably linked to the story of man. The traditional bow began as a survival tool. The bow then assisted in the construction of some of the world’s most powerful empires. Traditional archery eventually became a sport enjoyed by both monarchs and commoners. For those interested, Medieval reenactors demonstrate how the bow was used in medieval times at Renaissance fairs and other events
Many of us are looking for ways to return back to simpler methods as technology has grown to the point that it now affects most aspects of our life. Traditional archery allows us to disconnect from technology and enjoy the basic pleasures of a ‘stick and string.’
There is a sensation that entices us on the inside. Seeing the simple arc of an arrow in flight, and the feeling of complete pleasure when it lands on its chosen target. It is a difficult sensation to describe, but once you’ve experienced it, you’ll find it difficult not to smile and feel your worries fade away.
Mental Concentration is Required
To be a successful archer, you must have complete control over your mental focus.
It is one of the most difficult things to master, but it is also one of the reasons why so many people enjoy archery. It takes practice to be able to focus on your form, technique and target. When done correctly, your mind does not wander and instead focuses on the task at hand. When you pick up a bow and shot a few arrows, you will quickly forget about your problems. It is, without a doubt, a wonderful way to unwind.
With the simplicity of the technology employed, there aren’t many things that can go wrong. As a result, you won’t be concentrating on whether or not something has changed and requires modification. If the shot misses its target, it’s very certainly the shooter’s fault, not the equipment’s. Knowing that the harder you work, the better you can become can be fulfilling. Archery is a sport in which you compete against yourself.
It is what you put into it that determines what you will get out of it. Everything is possible and fun from shooting in your garden to shooting on the world stage for your country.
Traditional archery is a fun activity that the whole family may participate in. It is also a fantastic way to get some exercise, not just from shooting but also from walking, whether on a 3D target course or just back and forth to your backyard target. Another advantage is that archery may be practiced all year long, both indoors and outdoors.