|Arrow Splitting String Down Middle|
Archery Warmup Exercises + Stretches
Rapid Fire Archery - Different Techniques of Fast Shooting
Archery as an Alternative to Weightlifting
Correcting Errors in Archery Release
Learning Instinctive Shooting for Archery
Archery Lessons for Kids in Toronto
|Robin Hood after hitting Moving Target|
Archery Tips for Amateurs
Stabilizers for Archery - How do they work?
Olympic Archery Equipment - Does more expensive equipment mean better shots?
Mind Body Fitness Vs Zen Exercising
Dominant Eye for Archery and Other Sports
On the topic of recreational archery I feel that is archery at its purest form. The sheer joy of archery for archery's sake. No compound gadgetry or Olympic gadgetry, no confusing hunting or competing with the sport of archery, just archery in its most natural form without anything added or subtracted.
Earlier this week I was named "Athlete of the Week" by CityTV News, not because of any great deed in terms of competition, nor for any feat of bowhunting skill, but for my interest in furthering recreational archery as a sport. Yes, I teach archery - but I don't limit myself solely to bowhunting or solely to people who want to compete in archery. My goal is much simpler: To promote archery as a whole, both as a pastime and as a recreational sport.
The CityTV news clip made reference to my ability to shoot at moving targets and shooting while walking, but I do many other things too. For example in my personal practice I routinely practice shooting at many different distances, sometimes while also shooting at moving targets. Such practices force my brain to work over time, to force myself to concentrate on the task at hand.
In my most recent personal practices I have taken to shooting at tiny moving targets, the size of a bottle cap. Or other similar targets so small most archers wouldn't even attempt to shoot at a moving target that small. Such practice causes me to go into a semi-meditative state as I study the moving target and determine how best to hit it. Part of it is timing, other parts are things like aiming (finely honed aiming), perfect form, perfect release, etc.
|Bullseye on Plastic Bottle Cap|
* Note - Technically it will be my 2nd archery book. The 1st archery book I wrote was a book of zen poetry on the topic of zen archery and is titled "Dreaming of Zen Archery", which is available on Kobo.
Have a great day reading and shooting!