Archery was the sport invented in the late Palaeolithic or early Mesolithic periods that develop people skill of using a bow to shoot arrows. The word archery comes from the Latin word which means ‘bow’ or ‘arch’. In Europe, archery was used from around 10,000BC, while in Asia and the Middle East archery was used even earlier. In the ancient time, archery is used for hunting and combat while in modern times, it has become a competitive sport and recreational activity.
A person practices archery is normally called an archer, who has mastered skills of precision, control, focus, repetition and determination. People of all age, gender, ability can practice the sport which is a widespread pastime in both developed and developing countries. Archery has been featured as an important sport on the Olympic Games, and popular culture, featuring in big-budget Hollywood blockbusters, including Lord of the Ring, The Hunger Games, The Avengers and The Hobbit, as well as in small screen productions like Arrow.
Every player who likes to practice archery must make sure their vision is sharp and that they can aim at the target. This has to be the most important step to consider for any archer as the targets are far away and very small, it takes clear observation power to hit the target. The next important things needed are a bow, arrows, and guards for protecting various body parts from hurtings and injuries during the game.
Costumes and Equipment
Commonly, the players suffer minor injuries on their hands, wrist and fingers as they release the arrow. Therefore, protection gear for arm, fingers and chest must be secured before participating in the game.
Select a suitable bow and is comfortable in your grip, arrows that are prefixed with some length and sizes. Once you choose one, get ready to launch the first arrow.