This mini e-book is based on USA Archery's National Training System, as developed by Coach KiSik Lee, and written about here by Guy Krueger. You'll learn to master the 13 basic steps of a proper shot sequence. Full-color photos and detailed instruction take you from the stance to nocking the arrow, hooking and gripping, set position and mind-set, setup, drawing, loading, anchoring, transfer, holding, expansion and aiming, and release and follow-through. You'll also learn how to evaluate your shot and make proper adjustments for the next one.
Developing Your Archery Shot Sequence is a handy resource you'll refer to again and again.
Featuring the in-depth instruction, insight, and advice from the world's top coaches and archers, "Archery" sets a new standard in resources for those who compete with the recurve or compound bow.
"Archery" includes a wealth of information on perfecting stance, body alignment, muscle recruitment, and shot sequence. You'll master the skills and techniques taught at the U.S. Olympic Training Center by legendary coach KiSik Lee. Then you'll prepare for competition:
- Select and properly tune equipment.
- Develop a winning shot sequence.
- Set up, draw, and complete the shot.
- Maximize practice time.
- Train physically and mentally for competition.
- Develop a successful tournament strategy.
Developed by USA Archery, " Archery "is an invaluable resource you'll refer to again and again.
I. In the Name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate
II. On Holy War and the service of archery therein
III. On the excellence of the Arab bow, its use, adoption, the reward of the maker of its arrows, its target, urging the mastery of its technique, the offence of him who discards it after he has learned its use, and the first to use and the first to make it
IV. On the different kinds of bows and the most desirable of them
V. On the names and nomenclatures of the Arab bows and their different parts
VI. On the master archers
VII. On the principles of loosing and the different schools therein
VIII. Things the archer should know
IX. How to determine the cast of the bow, its weight, and the limit of the archer’s strength in drawing
X. On testing the bow before bracing
XI. On bracing, which is the same as stringing
XII. On the curvature of the bow after bracing
XIII. On unstringing
XIV. On picking up the bow and arrow preparatory to shooting and the manner of shooting
XV. On the different draws and the manner of locking the thumb and the index finger on the string, and on the rules of arranging the index finger upon the thumb
XVI. On how to hold the grip of the bow with the left hand
XVII. On the clench
XVIII. On drawing and its limits
XIX. On aiming, which is the same as pointing at the target
XX. On the loose or release
XXI. On the passage of the arrow over the left hand
XXII. On blisters and wounds on the index finger of the right hand caused by stringing, clenching, drawing and loosing, together with the remedies thereof
XXIII. On the blow of the string on the archer’s right thumb, which causes it to turn black and blue on the inside and beneath the nail and sometimes results in breaking the nail; as well as on the blistering and bruising of the left thumb at the time of shooting, together with the remedies thereof
XXIV. On the blow of the string on the forearm of the archer and the remedy thereof
XXV. On the blow of the string on the chin of the archer, or on his ear, and the remedies thereof
XXVI. When the tip of the bow hits the ground at the moment of loosing, and the remedy thereof
XXVII. When the nock of the arrow breaks and the remedy thereof
XXVIII. On causing the arrow to move on itself, or wag, in its flight
XXIX. On the management of the arrow when shooting against the wind, et cetera, and on trying not to shoot it when a break is found after it has been fully drawn
XXX. On how near or how far the target should be
XXXI. On standing and sitting for aiming
XXXII. On the variations in the length and construction of the Arab bow
XXXIII. On strings; how to make them and how to form their eyes
XXXIV. On the length and shortness of the string
XXXV. On the thinness and thickness of the string and on how to choose the correct and appropriate size
XXXVI. On the weight of the string in relation to the weight of the bow
XXXVII. On the names of the various kinds of arrows and their different parts; and on the length of each kind, the desirable wood from which to make it, and the manner of its paring
XXXVIII. On arrowheads; the different kinds, their various uses, how to fix them on the shaft; and the manner of cutting arrow-nocks
XXXIX. On feathers and fletching
XLI. On sundry points not yet mentioned concerning the competition bow, the description of its arrow, and the manner of its use, together with some of the tricks employed in competitions
XLII. On thumb-tips and the various kind thereof
XLIII. On shooting with the husban, dawdan, and ‘usfuri arrows through the hollow of a guide
XLIV. On stunt shooting
XLV. Targets and target practice
XLVI. Quivers, belt, arrow picker, file
The Ultimate Guide to Traditional Archery offers instructions on all facets of traditional archery, from gear to games, methods to masters, and competition to nostalgia. Interspersed with brief histories and tales from archers present and past, The Ultimate Guide to Traditional Archery provides detailed explanations of such subjects as building your own arrows, choosing bowstrings, aiming methods, accurate shooting, and practicing safe archery.
Traditional archery represents the passion of the simple, the elegance of the pure. The Ultimate Guide to Traditional Archery proves it is truly a sport for the ages.
A new series of full-color how-to guides, the BASIC ILLUSTRATED guides are written by experts and aimed for beginners, but even veterans will use these books as basic reference tools. Each book contains comprehensive information for a specific activity, has an affordable price and a portable format, and includes full-color photographs throughout. A great impulse item as well as a gift for all ages and all occasions.
BASIC ILLUSTRATED ARCHERY
Beth Habeishi and Stephanie Mallory show how to select equipment, safely shoot and retrieve arrows, fine-tune accuracy, increase strength, and enter competitions.
Not only is knife throwing fun, it is also a great sport, entertainment, recreation and exercise. It can be a wonderful hobby, pastime, or even a profession, and the fundamentals are easy to learn. Anyone who can throw a stick, stone, or baseball can also learn how to throw a knife with skill and accuracy. All you need is a good knife-designed for the purpose, whether made to throw by the handle or blade, a target, and a small portion of the back yard for the throwing range.
Few sports can provide so much recreation at so little cost. Knife throwing is a sport in which individual skills can be developed to a very high degree. Expert knife throwing, like great proficiency in any other sport, is developed by natural aptitude and instinct combined with that one magic ingredient: practice!
In Knife Throwing by American Knife Thrower's Alliance founder, Harry McEvoy, demonstrates how to throw a knife successfully in chapters such as:It's Fun to Throw a KnifeChoice of WeaponsHow to Throw a KnifeHow to Develop "Pin-Point" AccuracyHow to Select a Throwing KnifeTargets: How and WhereTomahawks and BowiesSafety Measures, Rules, and Care of KnivesThe ProfessionalsHunting: A New Twist to an Old SportTales, Legends and People
Logging tens of thousands of miles and visiting private collectors from all walks of life since 1982, Robert Boszhardt has documented thousands of projectile points found in this region. In addition to drawings of each style, he provides other accepted names as well as names of related points, age, distribution, a description (including length and width), material, and references for each type. The guide is meant for the many avocational archaeologists who collect projectile points in the Upper Midwest and will be a useful reference tool for professional field archaeologists as well.
Emphasizing the preservation of sites as well as a mutual exchange of information between professional and avocational archaeologists, this guide will reveal projectile points as clues to the past, time markers which embody crucial information about the cultures of the Mississippi River Valley's early inhabitants.
With a solid introduction to the form and practice of Zen meditation, as well as a thorough description of the Eight Stages of Kyudo, One Arrow, One Life captures the subtleties of the complementary nature of thought and action, movement and stillness. Demonstrating the importance of bringing movement, posture and breathing into harmony, One Arrow, One Life interweaves Zen philosophy with daily experience and techniques, teachers, and the dojo, to give a name and face to kyudo. Beginning with its discussion of the breathing, posture, and concentration that is fundamental to both disciplines, then quickly moving on to the subtleties of advanced practice, author, Ken Kushner ties everything together into a personal testimony of the pervasiveness of Zen in everyday life.
Illustrator, Jackson Morisawa's line drawings bring the art of kyudo to life. For those interested in Zen and moving meditation, kyudo practitioners of all levels, as well as students of the Way of martial arts, this volume is an indispensable guidebook.
It provides detailed explanations and instructions on all aspects of the blowgun's use—from grips and stances, to targets and trajectories, to how to construct your own blowgun.
While shooting the blowgun may seem effortless, it actually requires not only power, but also intelligence, focus and good technique. This unique combination—simplicity of design yet complexity of technique—has caused the blowgun to undergo a dramatic rise in popularity in the modern world. This popularity makes Blowgun Techniques a timely guide for hunting enthusiasts and those interested in archery–style sports competitions.
It provides thorough explanation and instruction on everything from grips and stances, targets and trajectories, and even how to construct your own weapons. The fundamentals of weapon throwing are easy to learn, but mastering aim—let alone mastering aim with a variety of weapons—involves time, effort and practice. Let The Art of Throwing ease your transition from novice to expert with its detailed, but easy to follow instructions from an author who has spent years mastering his technique.
With a foreword by knife throwing legend Joe "Brokenfeather" Darrah, this edition includes updated information and an hour-long downloadable video to better aid newcomers in learning the basics or help experienced throwers perfect their techniques.
The Art of Throwing includes:Basic concepts—Grips, Methods, and MechanicsThrowing implements—The Bagakay, the knife, the ax, and the spearJapanese throwing implements—The Shuriken and the ShakenChinese throwing implements—The flying dart, the golden coin dart, the flying steel olive, and the flying stickerOther throwing implements—The western dart and the boomerangSport and defensive throwingWeapon and hand care
Stay on target with all the essential information needed to learn recurve, compound, or traditional shooting. Get step-by-step instructions on aiming, shooting, tuning equipment, and maintaining equipment. Also includes information on target and field archery competitions.
details the skills, techniques, and strategies for shooting safely,
accurately, and consistently. The Steps to Success format, complete with
full-color photos, drills, and assessment exercises, allows casual
archers, competitors, and bow hunters to progress at their own pace.
• Learn proper shooting form and tips for improving accuracy
• Exercises to develop strong technique for target and stump shooting, 3D archery, and hunting
• Explores the history of the longbow as well as its modern appeal
Harry McEvoy, foremost expert in the field of tomahawk and knife throwing and best-selling author of Knife Throwing: A Practical Guide, provides us with an exciting, in-depth look at the popular sport of weapon throwing.
Meet the men who throw flaming knives at lovely ladies on a spinning target—and not scorch a hair; learn about the legendary "Skeeter" Vaughan, whose record-breaking throw saved the lives of hundreds of U.S. servicemen during World War II; and witness the courage of Tony Cascarella, who brought down a 275-pound wild boar with only three Bowie-Axe throwing knives.
In addition, this book will clearly show you the skills involved in knife and tomahawk throwing—skills all the professionals first mastered before attempting the daring feats required when performing the "impalement arts." Also presented is an interesting history of throwing-knives, from the earliest times, through the development of the European daggers, and up to the knives used during the Vietnam War. Furthermore, you'll learn about many of the other throwing weapons of the world, including the martial arts weapons used by the Japanese ninja, and the deadly boomerangs of the Australian aborigines.
Concisely written and illustrated with more than 50 photographs—including many of the "greats" in action—Knife and Tomahawk Throwing is a must for anyone interested in these fascinating sports.
Chapters include: The Fine Points of Knife ThrowingHow to Build TargetsEvolution of the Throwing KnifeThe Art of the ProfessionalsThe Saga of Skeeter VaughnTomahawk ThrowingThe Hunt of the "Hog Heaven" BoarThe Other Throwing Instruments
• Information on choosing a bow, setting up the bow and arrows, selecting tackle, and ordering a custom bow
• Practical advice on storing and transporting bows and gear safely
• The history of the bow and arrow and stories of the fathers of traditional archery
• Includes a glossary of archery terms and advice for teaching beginning bowshooters
In this entertaining collection of memoirs, Don Thomas takes readers to places few will ever have a chance to explore. His deep respect for the wildness of nature is ever-present as he recounts the country, people, and animals he encountered during archery expeditions in Alaska and Siberia. Whether pursuing open-country caribou, stalking Russian rams, or quietly observing black bears on the coast of Alaska, Thomas's vivid descriptions of the Arctic wilderness convey the wonder inherent in the hunting experience.
The Japanese Art of Archery, is deeply rooted in tradition. It not only continues to enjoy widespread popularity in Japan, but is also attracting the interest of more and more foreigners, in much the same manner as Japan's other distinctive sports, such as judo, sumo, kendo, and karate. Kyudo: The Japanese Art of Archery offers a concise description of kyudo by an ardent American enthusiast, describing the aims, the techniques, and the philosophic basis of its ceremonial aspect, which is strongly influenced by Zen philosophy.
Carefully illustrated, this is a practical text, giving all of the necessary fundamentals. The author clearly describes the basic difference between American and Japanese archery. He points out the superior neatness and schematic beauty of the Oriental full draw, in which the chest is fully extended and the shoulders are thrust as far apart as possible, inasmuch as the string is drawn to a point well back, as was done in the old English archery of Roger Ascham’s time.
Japanese Throwing Weapons: Mastering Shuriken Throwing Techniques is a detailed instruction manual for learning authentic shuriken throwing techniques as practiced in Japan, known as shuriken-jutsu. Daniel Fletcher studied under Japan's most notable shuriken sensei, Yasuyuki Otsuka, of the Meifu Shinkage Ryu and in this knife throwing book he reveals the secrets learned in his years of study and training.
Fletcher explains the origins and purpose of the shuriken as a weapon and provides information on the various types of shuriken used by the historic samurai and ninjas. Fletcher's expert instructions, along with over 200 photographs and the enclosed DVD can help anyone become proficient with Japanese throwing techniques.
Weapons instruction includes:Shaken Shuriken—The most familiar of the shuriken family, this sharp-edged, star-shaped weapon is the one typically seen in martial arts film.Bo Shuriken—Shaped like a spike, easy to manufacture, economical, and convenient to carry, this simple weapon is a staple in the arsenal of the Japanese warrior.Teppan Shuriken—A multi-purpose weapon made from iron plates, it can take a variety of shapes and is used both for throwing or hand-to-hand combat.
To inspire better relationships, like Father and Son working together, to make something that will last along time, and continue the great memories! This book is also, for the sportswomen and sportsmen of the archery sports and in great expectations that these innovated trackless crossbows will help create a new sport in America and other great countries! These are a great training and course leading to other archery sports, and are, a new archery sport and fun! I really want to include a note of inspiration, because the “Low Country” of Georgia, with its wonderful natural resources, lead myself in many ways to invent, including all of our proto-typing, researches and our developments, in creating “The Eagle I & II” and “The V-king I & II” - Totally Trackless Crossbows at Slingbows Archery. Also, this includes the cities of Midway, Hinesville, Richmond Hill and our great historical city of Savannah, GA.
It was, therefore, a distinct surprise to the first explorers of America that the natives used the bow and arrow so effectively. In fact, the sword and the horse, combined with the white man's superlative self-assurance, won the contest over the aborigines more than the primitive blunderbuss of the times. The bow and arrow was still more deadly than the gun.
With the gradual extermination of the American Indian, the westward march of civilization, and the improvement in firearms, this contest became more and more unequal, and the bow disappeared from the land. The last primitive Indian archer was discovered in California in the year 1911.
Throughout, the author highlights archery’s traditional spirit by exploring the history and craft of bowhunting and chronicles the challenges faced by today’s bowhunters in continuing their important role as hunter-conservationists.
As a professional wildlife biologist, Ron Rohrbaugh Jr. also provides valuable information on wildlife ecology and behavior that is instructive for all those interested in increasing their success with archery tackle.
Specific shooting techniques for hunting situations, ways to set up effective ambush sites for big game, and dealing with the stresses of “buck fever”The latest information on equipment and arrows, including the pros and cons of various bow styles and arrow shaft materialsAdvice on using the wind, hunting bedding areas, creating effective scent trails, and understanding why and how deer moveDiscussion of controversial topics, such as baiting and trophy hunting