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Submitted by on Oct 10, 2021

Archery has been around for centuries and is a sport that is still practiced from the ages of 10-200. It’s a great way to get exercise, sharpen focus, and make friends.

It is composed of various skills, which are used with equipment such as bows, arrows, and targets.

In the past, archery was primarily practiced by men. In today’s society, this trend has shifted as more women have taken up the sport. The influx of new players has changed how people view archery as a sport with its unique challenges.

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As a result of this culture change, many states have had to create laws regulating how people can participate in archery as an activity or sport, such as having age limits imposed on those who can participate or requiring some sort of training before being able to compete at an outdoor range.

Archery Origin

Archery originated in China around 500 BC. It was used by the ancient Chinese to hunt game and in warfare.

The ancient Chinese created a projectile-throwing device called the bow and arrow, made out of wood, sinew, horn, or bamboo. This tool was later modified with metal for greater stability and stronger power.

Is archery an individual sport

Archery may be considered an individual sport, but many different tournaments are organized by national, regional, and international governing bodies.

The earliest recorded competitions were held in the 10th century BC in Asia Minor to decide who would be the next cavalry commander for their king. Archery was also used to settle disputes between kingdoms until it became a common means of execution in the early 20th century.

Archery Rules

The rules are simple, but at the same time, they are very complex. Students must be familiar with how to properly shoot an arrow with proper form and technique.

Rules:

  • Safety equipment (bow, arrows)
  • Shooting line (at least 60 feet between target faces)
  • Distance from target faces: 15 yards
  • Target faces: at least 7 yards away from the shooter’s back line
  • Arrow rest (height is less than or equal to 12 inches)
  • Shooting at a stationary target

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