This club is designed to teach members how to shoot a traditional bow, using many time-honored techniques. We will use different and unusual targets that you won’t see anywhere else. Here, you will learn finger-drawing techniques, from the Mediterranean loose to the Apache draw to styles of thumb draw used in Mongolia, China, and Japan. You will learn just how surprisingly difficult it is to aim a traditional bow without a sight or a scope. We will demonstrate instinctive shooting, point-of-aim or gap-shooting, and string-walking, to name but a few. We will teach you how to find a firm anchor point that is suited to your bow and your body. You will learn proper posture, and what we mean when we say “I cant.” All of these techniques will be taught in a friendly and supportive club environment to help you achieve your dreams of hitting that perfect bullseye with nothing more than a stick, a string, and a lot of skill.
Instructor: Alina Boyden, State Champion in Archery
Who: The archery club is open to adults, teens and older children (Kids aged 10-16 must be accompanied by an adult sponsor) Individuals may join in at any time. New members are always welcome.
When:1-3pm alternate Saturdays beginning September 22nd
Cost: Register ahead of time to pay $10/members and $15 nonmembers per class. Drop-ins pay $20 per class.