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Ready to start shooting? How do you it?!



Just grip the string and pull right?



Just raise the bow, but how do you keep the string from hitting your arm?



Surely the arrow will go where you are looking…


Pulling the bow back and letting the arrow go is easy. There are many styles and ways to shoot a stick out. You will generally hit close to what you are looking at, but soon you will feel the desire to get better….

These are the 11 steps of shooting for the NASP program:


*Place one foot on each side of the shooting line.

*Find an agreeable adjusted position with your feet bear width separated. The foot nearest to the objective ought to be pulled back marginally.

*Stand straight and tall, with your head up and your shoulders down and loose.

2. Nock

*Keeping your bow straight up, lift the bolt up and over the bow.

*Place the bolt on the bolt rest, holding the bolt near the nock.

* Keep the record (odd hued) fletching indicating far from the bow (toward you).

*Snap the nock of the bolt onto the bowstring under the nock locator. Turn the bolt if the record fletching is not confronting you.

*Be mindful of the individual alongside you!

3. Set Draw Hand

*Grip your pinkie finger with your thumb, keeping your 3 remaining fingers together.

*Set the stack of your initial three fingers on the bowstring making a snare.

*The string SHOULD NOT be in the knuckle depression of the fingers.

4. Set Bow Hand

*Set your bow hand on the hold utilizing just the web and the substantial piece of your thumb.

*Your thumb ought to point forward at the edge of the grasp.

*Your pointer ought to point down the front of your grasp.

*Curl the rest of the 3 fingers until the tips lay delicately on the front of the grasp.

*Your bow hand ought to remain lose all through the whole shot. Abstain from snatching the grasp with a tight clench hand.

5. Pre-Draw

*Raise your bow arm towards the objective, while holding your shoulder down.

*Look at the objective over the tip of the bolt.

*Rotate your bow arm elbow far from the string. It ought to be marginally bowed.

*The elbow of your drawing arm ought to be close to the level of your nose.

*Draw hand fingers ought to in any case be set up

*Keep bears down.

6. Draw

*Draw the bow back by turning your draw arm bear around until your elbow is straightforwardly behind the bolt.

*Continue taking a gander at the objective and keep the string agreed with the focal point of the bow as you draw.

*Maintain a ceaseless drawing movement all through the shot.

7. Anchor

*Draw the string to the front of your button, setting the knuckle of your pointer at the side of your grin. You ought to feel your teeth against your finger.

*The string and string hand ought to be felt solidly against your teeth.

*Lightly touch the string to the focal point of your nose.

8. Aim

*Focus your eyes and your fixation on your pointing point.

*Your pointing point ought to be the measure of the tip of a bolt, not a general range.

*Look down the bolt and place the tip of the bolt on your pointing point.

9. Shot Set-up

*After achieving the stay point and starting your sight arrangement, make a slight development from your attracting shoulder and arm to the back.

*You can discharge at whatever time amid this procedure.

*This is done likewise with the String Bow and the genuine bow.

10. Release

*Simply discharge the strain in your fingers and drawing hand, at the same time, while you proceed with the drawing movement without halting. Proceeding with the drawing movement will bring about your complete.

*Continue expanding the bow arm towards the objective as you discharge.

*Continue concentrating on the objective.

*Fingers of your draw hand ought to remain together.

11. Follow-Through and Reflect

*Your stepping hand proceeds back along the face with fingers loose, winding up close to the shoulder.

*Bow arm keeps up its position.

*Continue concentrating on the objective and keep up your complete until the bolt hits the objective.

  • Think about how that shot just felt. After the bolt has hit the objective, hope to see where it hit. Consider how that shot just felt. If you can select any blunders, settle them amid the following shot.

That is good for the process of shooting, but how do you really hit what you want? We are going to give you some easy concepts for right now that will let you hit Coke cans at 10 yards in just a few minutes… 3AR…. Anchor, Alignment, Aim, and Release. These simple concepts will shorten your learning curve and transfer to more advance lessons later in this program. Think long math before you get a calculator.

Take a second now, print and study 3AR:

How to shoot with 3AR (PDF Handout)



Form questions that might affect performance/consistency? Each is a link to a video on the subject. These are also in “Resources” for easy future reference.


Back tension?

Bow arm position?

Hold the bow vertical or canted?

Anchor position on your face?

String slap?


What happens when the arrow leaves the bow? Archer’s Paradox.



That’s why arrows need to be matched and tuned to the bows shooting them. For instance, wood arrows are not strong enough to be shot out of high powered compound bows, they will shatter because the overload of kinetic energy transferred to the arrow! This will be explained later on in your advancement levels.

Watch this slow motion action of world famous archer Byron Ferguson explain Paradox…



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