“Advanced Native American archery” This is the name that was given to this art of progressed traditional skills passed down to him by his family along with the forgotten and lost skill that was made popular by the master Archer Lars Andersen. Not every skill that is used in this video is historical for the Amerindian tribes, but the traditional art is continuously evolving and each individual progressing this art serves it’s evolution. There are two types of skill sets the ones for war and the ones for hunting. the hunting ones are not as fast or dynamic and heavy bows would be used to penetrate the game and take it down with one hit. The hunter would seek to be hidden and covered and he had the luxury to take all the time needed to aim. The combat would be done often with weaker bows so that they would be swifter. Considering that poisons were often used and that there was never any heavy armors to make light bows obsolete then we can see how lighter bows were lethal in war. In warfare there is no time to aim, so the technique mechanism changes a little. This is the most common Native American quiver made from leather. There are many ways of wearing it depending on how you want to use it. Mostly when it was placed as a back quiver it was only for traveling like carrying a bag. The many leather straps of the quiver can be used to tie your bow or other tools and make it easier to carry them while walking or running. One of the ways to use it is placing and securing it like a belt. This type of quiver provides great freedom of use changing it’s position at any time depending on how it fits best each warrior. Another common way of placing this quiver was by pulling it to the front making it easier to kneel or squat to take cover. The arrows can’t fall off thanks to the physics provided by the thick leather. It bends in such a way that it secures the arrows inside no matter what you do while bending in action. The arrows that we use are nockless, they do not have this common “V” shape to their back so they need two special handling techniques. There are many ways of handling the arrows and shooting them fast. All of them them are useful to know and can come in handy during different moments in action. Our shooting technique is that we use our bow hand to push forward the bow while the arrow hand holds the arrow in place for it to be pulled. This technique makes the pulling happen instantly and it saves energy by not holding the arrow while it’s fully pulled back. All of the aiming is done before the arrow is pulled. The moment that we want it to be fired and the timing of pointed back and releasing the arrow is all accomplished in one movement. Much like pulling the trigger of a gun. And here we can see the famous technique of rapidly shooting your arrows by holding them in your arrow hand. The only difference from what Lars Andersen has shown in his videos is that we are shooting the arrows from the left side of the bow instead of the right. The first step to achieve this level of skills is to learn to knock and shoot the arrow almost instantly. One technique that you can see him do here is that when he shoots his arrows he pushes them with the bow forward right after releasing them. This makes the arrows fly faster and with more force while making the bow completely silent. Perfect for guerrilla warfare and ambushes. For a trained archer distance does not affect accuracy no matter what technique is used. If our bow can reach a distance then it’s up to us to learn and hit the target within that distance. Almost all of my bows are around 30 pounds heavy and with this demonstration I want to show that even if they are so light they can be deadly. Bows have been used as melee weapons as well. Here I’m demonstrating some basic counter attacks based on the four direction hits that can be done on a target. Throughout the rest of the video you will see him performing several different techniques. Enjoy, see you in the next videos and have a Blessed Day.