How is archery scored?

Scoring points in archery is a matter of hitting the target. The center of the target is 10 points. Each concentric circle outside of the center is one less point. the scores go, 10x*, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1. Hitting the target outside of the last ring or missing […]

7 benefits of archery

In addition to being fun, there are many beneficial effects we can gain from getting involved in the practice of archery. While some benefits are obvious, others are less so. Here are 7 benefits that can be gained through archery: coordination – Archery requires good hand-eye coordination. It builds our coordination by teaching our brain […]

How to get into archery

There are many advantages to starting archery in a club or group setting.

Olympic archery distance

Olympic archers display their skills by hitting their targets at 70 meters (229.66 feet) using a recurve bow.

Which way should the fletching be pointed?

A small but potentially important archery detail for accurately firing arrows is, which way should the arrow’s fletching be pointed? The simple answer is, the index vane, or odd colored vane (cock vane) should be pointed away from the riser facing you (as seen in the featured image). The other two will point towards the […]

Korean Horseback Archery

Korean horseback archery dates back to the Goguryeo period. It was a widely practiced form of archery during the Joseon Dynasty. Mounted archers are a proud part of Korean heritage. Mounted archers are historically known as the “true soldiers” of Korea. Horseback archery was used extensively in warfare until the introduction of firearms in the […]

How to use a Mongolian draw to fire a bow

The Mongolian draw is a technique used in archery that involves drawing the bowstring back with the thumb instead of your index finger or forefingers. Many who use this technique make use of a thumb ring that protects the thumb by displacing the pressure from the bowstring across the ring’s surface. To successfully use this […]

What is archery?

Archery is the practice of shooting arrows at a target with a bow. The target you’re aiming at can take various forms. ┬áIt can be the center of the archery target (the “bullseye”) used in target archery, the torso of a hunted animal, or a soldier of an opposing army. The word archery is derived […]

Which country’s national sport is archery?

Unlike Olympic-style archery where spectators are silent as the archer stands on the shooting line, spectators and competitors sing songs, dance, cheer and jeer the shooter as he lines up for his shot as well as after the target is hit or missed.