How to Shoot a Bow & Arrow : Arm Placement for Shooting a Bow & Arrow: Beginner Archery Lesson
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How to Shoot a Bow & Arrow : Arm Placement for Shooting a Bow & Arrow: Beginner Archery Lesson

August 12, 2019


Hello! My name is Harold Hall, Ft. Lauderdale
Archers in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and today we are going to talk about tips and techniques
of archery. On behalf of Expert Village, I would like to welcome you. Okay, the next
aspect in teaching of archer is your arm. That is very important as to where you hold
your arm. It has to be basically straight out in front of you; shoulder width kind of
level, need to be a little bit of a bend in your elbow; not very much but a little. Raise
your hand up so that you get the correct position in holding the bow and to do that we grab
the bow here. I’ll just show the archer and have him raise his bow, turn it up a little
bit of a bend in his arm. Okay, shoulder straight across.

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  1. @empi1290 If you are right handed, hold the bow in your left hand. But actually, the whole right handed-left handed thing is more complex than people realize. Some are right hand dominant when writing, but shoot a gun like a left handed person. So in short, try holding the bow with either hand and see what feels more comfortable.

  2. @empi1290 There is an even more important consideration: your aiming eye. I'm left-handed, but I use a right-handed bow, mainly 'cause my left eye is damaged (retinal detachment) so I can't aim with it. As LotusDragon09 wisely adviced, try both types and consider both comfort and ease of aiming. Good luck 🙂

  3. What happened to the traditional longbows? All of these modern bows are just insane. Even though longbows are more difficult I still chose to shoot with one because it feels more like…archery

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