After I covered the different bow types, I want to teach you now how to shoot with a bow and give you the 10 basic archery shooting techniques you need to know to become a decent archer.
Follow along as I explain everything step by step:
Before you can pick up a bow, you need to know whether you have to use a right hand or left hand bow.
Now you might think “I am right handed, so I just take a right hand bow.”
Wrong! While it might be correct, the opposite could be true as well.
You need to know which of your eyes is the dominant eye.
Luckily, this is very easy to find out.
Focus on an object in front of you (e.g. a book in your shelf, an electricity outlet).
Extend your arm out in front of you and keep both of your eyes open.
Now raise your thumb so that it covers this object. Don’t change your focus to the thumb, keep looking at the object.
Now close your left eye.
Did your thumb “jump” to one side, or did it stay at the same spot?
If it didn’t jump, then the still open eye is your dominant eye.
If it did jump, then the now closed eye is your dominant eye.
Repeat this exercise a few times to make sure which is your dominant eye.
If something about this method is unclear, please let me know in the comment.
Now, let’s start with the actual archery training:
This is only part one of a series I am writing about to give you the steps of how to shoot a bow the right way.
10 more parts are following after this introduction.
Let me give you a quick overview of what you will learn here:
Please make sure that you follow along carefully and don’t miss a step of this training.
It will make sure that you truly understand the different archery shooting techniques and they will help you to become successful in archery.
It is still a good idea to have an experienced archer to show you in real life how to handle a bow correctly, but if there is no one who can teach you, this guide will help you in a great way to get started with and really enjoy archery.
You will see results very quickly.
This is actually something I really love about archery. While it is challenging and difficult, you will improve consistently and see the fruits of your training, if you practice regularly.
If you ever have a question about one of the steps or about archery in general, don’t hesitate and leave me a comment here or below the article you have a problem with.
I will answer you as quickly as I can.
Without further ado, I want to introduce you to the first step of my archery shooting techniques series.
Have a great day!