The Longbow Shop Blog — English Longbows

Archery the next generation

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Archery the next generation

Hands up who’s kids are very happy in front of a video game or a TV? Mine certainly are and that’s great for some hand eye co-ordination but personally I would sooner they get out into the fresh air alongside playing their video games. Getting my kids involved in Archery for me as a coach was a winner - it’s a safe, fun activity with tons of extra benefits to be had along the way plus I get to spend quality time with us doing something together - no brainer! New blood If you’re new to the sport or your...

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Bickerstaffe Coaching and Demo Day 2016

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Bickerstaffe Coaching and Demo Day 2016

On 5th March Pip Bickerstaffe paid a visit to The Longbow Shop For those that couldn’t make the latest Bickerstaffe demo day we had a slight change in format concentrating more on the mechanics of shooting with some coaching analysis input alongside shooting tips and historic thoughts on all aspects of that greatest of bows – The English Longbow. Alongside Pip for the day was renowned Warbow archer and expert Simon Stanley who brought some fantastic examples of Yew Longbows including a huge 154lb Warbow. Everyone there was treated to Simon shooting this beast of a bow so take a look...

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Advice on shooting a new English Longbow

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Advice on shooting a new English Longbow

A new English Longbow needs to be used with due care and attention Your English Longbow has been made very carefully over a long period of time to draw in an optimum bend and tillered to suit the stated draw length and draw weight. Before using your new bow you need to ‘teach’ it to shoot. This is why we always tell Longbow Archers to never let anyone else draw your bow. It’s been taught to shoot to how you shoot and any variation on this usually has very bad results! To teach your bow, brace it a low brace height and...

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Spotlight on The ILAA

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Spotlight on The ILAA

The ILAA (International Longbow Archers Association) is for english longbow archers. The ILAA seek to make entry into the sport of longbow archery easier by ensuring the safe organisation of insured traditional longbow shooting. They cover all the aiming and ranging traditions of the english longbow as practised into the 16th Century. We would like to take the opportunity to inform traditional archers and other interested parties of their history. They encourage historic research into the traditional forms of archery in all countries that trained for battle. Members are insured for all the aiming and ranging traditions of the english longbow and for all weights and sections of the...

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Robert Hardy a day with The Longbow Shop

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Robert Hardy a day with The Longbow Shop

Robert Hardy visited the Longbow Shop on May 2015 which is a date everyone will remember for a very long time to come and a high point for the UK's largest traditional archery shop based in Birkenhead. The Longbow Shop had the privilege of hosting a day with the legendary actor, author and longbow expert Robert Hardy CBE who enthralled over 100 guests, sharing his amazing experiences and knowledge about longbows and the famous battles they were used in while keeping the enthusiastic crowd of people (archers and non-archers alike) spellbound and hanging on every word. Mr Hardy gave insights...

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