Archery is a sport, practice, and skill of using a bow to shoot arrows. The objective is to hit targets at various distances with high accuracy.

Description and How to Do It

Archery involves drawing a bow, aiming, and shooting arrows at a target. It requires focus, control, precision, and physical strength, particularly in the upper body. There are different styles of archery, including target archery, field archery, and bowhunting.


  • Concentration and Focus: Enhances mental focus and concentration.
  • Upper Body Strength: Builds strength in the arms, chest, and back.
  • Coordination: Improves hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
  • Patience and Discipline: Fosters patience, self-discipline, and goal setting.

Best Age to Start

Children can begin practicing archery from around 8 to 10 years old.


  • Websites: World Archery Federation for rules and competition information.
  • YouTube: Channels like NUSensei for instructional content.
  • Movies/Documentaries: “The Hunger Games” series (film), “Brave” (animated film).
  • Books: “Archery Fundamentals” by Teresa Johnson (available on Amazon).

Equipment and Costs

  • Bow: $100-$500.
  • Arrows: $30-$150 for a set.
  • Target: $40-$100.
  • Armguard and Finger Tab: $20-$50.
  • Club Membership (optional): $30-$100 monthly.

Starting Tips

  • Begin with basic archery lessons to learn proper form and safety.
  • Practice regularly at an archery range or club.
  • Focus on consistent technique and posture for accuracy.

Recommended Practice Frequency

Practicing 2-4 times a week is advisable for steady skill development.

Requirements/Tasks for Mastery

  • Achieve high levels of accuracy and consistency.
  • Compete in archery tournaments and competitions.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of equipment and techniques.

Famous Archers

  • Ki Bo-Bae (Olympic archer)
  • Howard Hill (historical archer and stuntman)


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