Category: archery

Handmaking a Mongolian Sinew Back Bow

Handmaking a Mongolian Sinew Back Bow

from Stiliyan Stefanov

Polychrome wooden bow, Modoc People (Northern …

Polychrome wooden bow, Modoc People (Northern California) 19th century.

from Artemis Gallery

French crossbow with carved stock, 18th centur…

French crossbow with carved stock, 18th century.

from Hermann historica

Traditional Archery Form

Traditional Archery Form

from Gary Chynne

An interesting vid of a man shooting a pellet …

An interesting vid of a man shooting a pellet bow, which is like a bow and arrow except it shoots pellets and stones.

Swordsman vs. Arrow- Sword Cuts Speeding Arr…

Swordsman vs. Arrow- Sword Cuts Speeding Arrow

Speed is one of the five essential elements of Chinese Swordsmanship (Jiànfǎ, 劍法). Cutting an arrow in flight is the ultimate test of a Swordsman’s skills. The Japanese refer to this skill as Yadome no jutsu (the military study of arrow cutting or blocking), considering it an indicator of superior martial prowess. Scott M. Rodell, director of the Great River Taoist Center, draws his jian (sword) slicing an arrow shot at him from just over 15 meters away. Traveling at 70.2 mph (113 kph) the arrow flies 51’ (15.5 m) in .48 of a second. Drawing his jian (sword) from the scabbard, his Liāo cut (撩) sliced it neatly in two. 

The elevation trick from Gary Chynne

The elevation trick

from Gary Chynne

Medieval war bodkins with English longbow fro…

Medieval war bodkins with English longbow

from Gary Chynne

Open stance wango tango from Gary Chynne

Open stance wango tango

from Gary Chynne

Simple enjoyment Afrom Gary Chynne

Simple enjoyment

Afrom Gary Chynne