Course Method


Orientations

Nowhere Archery cultivates a traditional approach in the use of the recurve and long bow.  Our aim is to ground students in their use with proficiency and poise from which they may more deeply encounter and explore the vast range of this royal art.

Our beginner’s course includes 6-1/2 hours of instruction, divided over three consecutive Sunday afternoons; in other words, three 2-hour classes compose our beginner’s course.  Our teaching method is a confluence of three tributaries which guide consecutive classes.

♦ Form:  Foundation for the art.

With a growing awareness of balance and poise, the student learns to “take her stand,” accepting responsibility in doing so.  Attention-sensitive hands are ready to lift the bow, drawing the arrow with deliberation and grace. These are foundational parameters forming the archer’s platform.

♦ Rhythm:  Music of the art.

A dynamic extension of poise with a rhythmic awareness of time. Moving with the current of his own tempo, the student explores the relationship between tension and ease, stillness and movement, hold and release.

♦ Mark:  Aim of the art.

The student learns to extend a gravity of awareness, to comprehend the range with an unobstructed view of the target.  With refined intention and patience “making the mark” punctuates the practice and fulfills the art.



 

Scheduling and fees:

Our beginner’s course is generally held over three consecutive Sundays.  Each 2-hour class, outlined above, can be found listed on our Calendar page.  The course fee for students is 120$ or 40$ per class.  For families of three or more we offer a discounted rate. In addition, our two-class youth course for ages 7 to 11, are generally scheduled on Saturdays.  Our fee for this course is 90$.

Advanced Archery and Beyond

We’re currently offering Saturday clinics for advancing archers.  Please refer to the menu bar for method details and our Calendar for dates.

For Students who’ve completed the Beginner’s Course, we host a weekly rendezvous to hone your skills, sharpen your release, and enjoy the fellowship of archers.  The gatherings alternate Wednesdays and Saturdays.  See our Calendar for dates and times.

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