Welcome to Archery Target
by Rob Daniels
The history of archery will not only take you through
a journey of the evolution of archery, but also through
the history of mankind. From the beginning of recorded
history to today, archery has developed and grown, while
retaining much of its original design and intent. However,the
history of archery and its influence on civilization
is much more diverse and longstanding. There are many
occasions when archery has changed the course of history.
Evidence of ancient archery has been found throughout
the world. The Egyptians were able to dispel the Persians
using refined archery skill. The armies of Alexander
the Great attributed much of ifs success to mobile archery,
a tactic used also by Hannibal. In Japan, the practice
of Kyudo and Yabusame raised archery from mere discipline
to an art form and a philosophy of life.
The use of a bow and arrow for hunting and the sport
of archery are hard to separate, if not impossible.
The popularity of archery is reflected in the many ballads
and folklore, such as Robin Hood. Robin Hood's band
of merry men lived a carefree life, passing the time
playing games of archery, hunting the king's deer, and
robbing the rich. However, try thinking about what archery
really means beyond the heroes and legends of old matter
of life or death.
Nowadays, archery generally only appears in competitions
and pleasure hunting, but people once hunted and fought
with bow and arrow in order to survive. The development
of archery followed a course of key innovations by many
historical cultures. As inventions and man have evolved
through the years, archery has evolved as well. Today
archery is used primarily for three reasons: for relaxation,
for its challenge, and for hunting purposes.
About the Author
Rob Daniels writes educational material for http://www.archery-target.com
two of his favorite lifelong sports.