Traditional archery using longbows and traditional one-piece recurve bows has become very popular in recent years. Archers are attracted to the simplicity of the equipment and purity of the form, hearkening back to the heroes of yesteryear.
Who: Archers who have taken our Archery Fundamentals class and are interested in Traditional archery.
What: This class teaches the techniques of Traditional (longbow and traditional recurve bow) archery. Archers will learn instinctive archery shooting techniques in an environment of guided practice. After mastering instinctive archery and developing sufficient physical strength, archers may choose to study among a number of aiming styles including point on target, gap shooting, and string walking.
Equipment: Traditional archery longbow equipment is provided for beginners. Serious students should plan on purchasing their own archery equipment to continue in this discipline. Instructors will be happy to advise archers during the selection and purchase process.
When: Saturday mornings, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Cost: Five-week course. $75 for non-members; $50 for PRA members.
Where: The Traditional Archery class meets at the practice area.
How to Join: After completing the Fundamentals class, archers are automatically placed on the Traditional class waiting list.