It is generally believed that the bow an arrow was invented to be used in game hunting. However, the effectiveness of the weapon soon elevated it to a tool of warfare. The English used highly trained long bowmen to defeat the French during the Hundred Years war. This victory led to the elevation of archery to a position of respect in the British army. Young boys were trained with small bows from a very young age in order to develop the needed prowess to use the difficult bows in combat. This need for skilled archers led to the invention of the archery competition. These competitions, first held in the sixteenth century, were originally intended to encourage the young boys to become skillful with a bow and arrow.
The tradition of the archery competition lives on. It is a popular sport around the globe. The most common type of archery competition … Read the rest