"Archery is like a journey. It begins with a love for shooting a bow and a passion for watching our arrows fly."
"Hmmm... Archery Looks like a Great form of meditation"
I'm Ely and I'm an archer. This site is dedicated to sharing my experiences and knowledge of traditional archery. (AKA No Wheels).
Recurve, longbow, horsebow or selfbow, I'm constantly learning to become better at my art.
From my first lesson, I knew I loved the bow. It's elegant and takes focus & Mindfulness.
IN about 1 year's time, I went from my first lesson to owning a recurve, a Longbow & a Mongolian Horsebow. I entered my first longbow competition
and came in 1st place in my region (5 Northwest States).
With my love of archery and sharing my knowledge with so many new archers i meet, I decided to get certified as an instructor as well. My goal is to help bring back a strong community of
traditional archers and spread the knowledge to as many minds as i can.
The Art of Archery
Archery is one of those great activities that has more than one purpose.
Archery can be for hunting.
Archery can be for sport.
Archery can be for exercise.
Archery can be for art..
Archery can be for meditation and relaxation. (My personal reason)
Or... Archery can be just for fun with family & friends.
It doesn't matter what the reason is, It can be a lifelong journey.
"A good archer is known not by his arrows but by his aim" - Thomas Fuller.
Just getting started
with your first traditional bow and want to really know what you're doing ?
I do a limited number of one on one and small group classes ages 15 and up.
Classes and lessons are at lcoal ranges in the portland area.
Places, Things, Gear & More that i recommend
Local shops, Ranges and Such that i recommend
Pics and stuff from my adventures and practice.
Events around that i support and/ Or attend.
What's up with me and my own journey. (AKA Blog)
Archer's Checklist (Coming Soon)
Equipment, Gear and other stuff you should have handy
More stuff to add to your shopping list that i totally recommend!
Here's Just a few of the books that i recommend to every archer, It's a great place to start
The master himself, Byron Ferguson. I've learned a ton from him with this book (and the video version). Want to step up your shots, this book will help!
Looking for more on the "Art" of archery ? This book will give you a great understanding. I've read it at elast 5 times.
THis book is a staple for any stickbow shooter. It covers both traditional and olympic bows.
Great overview of getting your equipment set up and tuned right.
This is a classic. If you want to know the history of archery this book from the 1800s will teach you a lot !