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Loading Position

The Loading Position is located when the archer has reached the “wall” of angular motion during the draw; that is when most of the angular rotation is reached. The remaining motion is reserved for transfer and expansion which is the point when additional angular rotation would bring the body out of balance. The loading position […]

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Angular Motion and the Draw

Your body can move in two different ways, linear or angular. Linear is when you move in a straight line. Angular is when you move in a circle or along part of a circle. Which is stronger? Which uses less energy? Which uses fewer joints and therefore the same muscle all the time? Which uses […]

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Coiling and Lift

Coiling and Lift involve lifting the bow and arrow, pointing the arrow a little behind you and putting the bow arm and shoulders in alignment so you are ready to draw the bow. Coiling and Lift into Set-up is the third most important step in the National Training System archery form. Set-up means we have […]

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Mindset

Now that the posture, stance, arrow are loaded and you have made a good hook and grip, the archer must prepare for the shot. All extraneous thoughts must be banished by focusing on the steps of the Shot Cycle. Archers must keep their focus on the Shot Cycle from this point until after the shot […]

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Hook and Grip

The Hook and Grip are how we how we connect to the string and hold the bow and. Since the Hook and Grip are the only places we touch the bow, we must do this properly. First we make a good Hook (string hand) and slightly pull on the bow string; next we make a […]

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Stance and Posture

Stance The Stance is the placement and control of the lower half of the body, from the hips down. The KSL Open Stance creates a solid foundation for the shot. Once the proper stance is achieved, it does not change until after the shot is completed. One foot on each side of the shooting line […]

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How Many Arrows Per Day?

How many arrows should you shoot a day? That depends on how badly you want to get better. If you want to be a “good” archer, someone who can put the arrow into the red/yellow all the time, then you need to shoot 4-5 times a week and shoot 80-100 arrows per day. If you […]

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What is Practice for an Archer?

Every athlete must practice their sport to get better; without practice you will not improve. But just what is Archery Practice? Do you just shoot lots of arrows? Sure a good practice schedule does have lots of shooting and opportunities to score, but Archery Practice is executing some part of the Archery Form to make […]

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