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Analysis of Your Shot

In the last step (Step #9), we discussed the follow-through motion your body should have after you release the arrow: your string hand should fall back a little, your chest should open a little bit, and your back muscles should contract a little bit. The top of the bow may come forward a little bit, […]

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How to Release Your Arrow

Welcome, gang! This is Step #9 in our “How to Shoot Your Bow and Arrow” series. In this step, we’ll discuss the method of releasing your arrow. If you’d like to see all the steps in the sequence, jump back to the “How to Shoot Your Bow and Arrow” post.One quick note: in the post […]

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How to Aim a Bow and Arrow

Welcome! This is Step #8 in our “How to Shoot a Bow and Arrow” lesson. This is it—the big step! AIM! (If you want to see a list of all the steps, click right over here).When you’re aiming, you’ve got two main options: aim using a bow sight, or do some instinctive shooting (that is, […]

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How to Draw Your Bow

When you pull the bow string back, that’s called “the draw.” When you’re pulling the bow string back, you’re “drawing.” It’s Step #6 of shooting an arrow, and it’s one of the most active—and detail-heavy—parts of the shot sequence.(And, by the way—if you need to see all 10 steps, you can check out my overview […]

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Raise Your Arm and Ready Yourself

Hello there! This is Step #5 in my “How to Shoot a Bow and Arrow” lesson. In this post, we’ll learn what to do with your bow arm. This one is pretty easy.The Process​ and Where You AreSo, you’re on the shooting line and your stance is aligned (Step 1). You’ve nocked an arrow (Step […]

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The Archery Grip: How to Hold the Bow

This is another step that’s not too difficult to master, but it has an incredible effect on your performance, so it’s worth a closer look: ARCHERY GRIP. Specifically, your hand gripping the bow.(By the way, this is Step #4 in our “How to Shoot a Bow and Arrow” series, so if you’d like to see […]

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How to Hold the Bow String

In this post, I’ll describe how you should grasp your bow string. It’s not too difficult, but there a few different ways to do it, and you’ll want to get it right.By the way, this is Step #3 in the “How to Shoot a Bow and Arrow” sequence, and you can jump back to the […]

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How to Nock An Arrow

Welcome to Step #2! In this post, we’ll talk about how to get the arrow from your quiver and correctly onto your bow string. If you want to jump back to get an overview of the entire shot sequence, you can do so here.The Nocking Point and the Nock LocatorBefore we begin, let’s start with […]

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The Archery Stance: First Things First

Hello and Welcome! You’re reading Step #1 of my “How to Shoot a Bow and Arrow” series. In this post, we’ll go over the proper archery stance for beginners. We’ll start at your feet and go all the way up to your head, detailing exactly how you need to hold yourself to shoot with precision […]

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