Black Smithing Courses
3 experiences, one historic weapon
Now Strike Archery Ltd proudly offers you the unique opportunity to learn the skills of your ancestors who lived some 600 years before you. Shooting one of our longbows is much more than just archery, it is connecting with the past and embracing your heritage through a simple wooden bow.
Learn to shoot a traditional English longbow by challenging yourself against a series of targets at progressive distances. Become competent with the bow learning under one of our dedicated instructors before being able to practice your new skill.
Medieval Longbow Taster
2 hour session learning to use a longbow
You session starts with registration and introductions. Once you have our quality arm guards and gloves fitted, you will learn the basics of handling the bow and arrows, how to safely load, shoot and retrieve your arrows. Now Strike Archery Instructors teach you firstly how to shoot the “Victorian style” which forms the basis of all modern Olympic archery.
Learn the correct stance, handling of bow, release techniques, consistency, aiming & compensation in order to achieve.
You will then move on to learn the “Medieval” archery to include a different stance, accuracy by being instinctive at short and longer ranges, getting “in the bow” to full draw and the principles of speed shooting. You will be surprised at what you can achieve as a novice using this technique! Learn to be a true sniper with your bow and never waste an arrow…
Moving forward, it is up to you which style of longbow archery you prefer and which you practice as your new found hobby. Our full day Medieval Longbow Experience is the perfect opportunity to practice your developed skills.
Longbow Master Class
3 hour coaching session
When you hear “English Longbow” you’ll no doubt have an image of plucky outlaws and brave archers standing against unthinkable odds with nothing but their bow to keep them safe! The Medieval bowmen of England and Wales became the first specialised soldier in the English army and stories of their victories at battles such as Crecy & Agincourt immortalised them forever in history books, stories, plays and modern film.
Our Long Bow Experience days are full of fun and enjoyment as you learn to shoot the famous Longbow! This is an immersive experience where dressing up is encouraged as you join a band of brothers who practiced archery together as childhood friends, travelled together and then fight for King and country together on the battle fields of Europe.
Spend a day with Now Strike Archery as we teach you to use an authentic longbow and the history behind it. Feel the power of the weapon that dominated warfare for over 300 years while raising the common man into the upper echelons of infamy and thrusting our steel tipped arrows into the nightmares of our enemies.
Prove yourself worth your coin as you shoot accurately at both short and long distances.
Our Medieval Longbow Experiences run selected days throughout the year, with weekends getting filled up quickly, so please book early to avoid disappointment
Medieval Archer Immersive Expereince
5 hour experience
NOW STRIKE ARCHERY LTD
Now Strike Archery is a trading name of Reach the Core Ltd
East of England, office address: The Essex Barn at Rook Hall Farm Chigborough Road Heybridge Essex CM9 4RB
Please check the location of your experience on your confirmation email as we work from different venues
Company number 09478171