Lars Andersen – Fact or Fiction?

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Over the past week there has been a lot of discussion about the new Lars Andersen video that has been circulating the web and I have been asked how true his claims are so many times that  I decided it was time to respond. Mr. Andersen is an excellent archer, of that there is little doubt. However his claims of historical and ancient techniques are much too broad and inaccurate, revealing that he is not actually an expert in traditional archery used for hunting or warfare. I can say this because I have spent over 20 years studying traditional archery, circumnavigated … Continue reading

An Archer Abroad

This blog post is dedicated to Robert A. I’ve been in Istanbul for almost a full day and aside from persistent jet lag things are going great. My hostel is located seconds from the Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. It fascinates me how the Roman world and the Islamic word of the Sultans have combined into a spectacular city. The people here are very proud of their traditional history, how could you not be, surrounded by such amazing monuments? It is this rich history that led Murat Özveri, whom I had the pleasure of meeting today, to … Continue reading

Archery in Hawaii

On a recent trip to Hawaii, somewhere I’d never thought I’d go, I had the chance to visit the island of Lanai. Lanai is what used to be the Dole pineapple empire. I can only imagine what a beautiful island it must of been before row after row of pineapple took over. As it slowly rebuilds after Dole pulled up roots and left for the Philippines, Lanai has embraced the ‘adventure tourist’ with various outdoor sports being offered on this beautiful island. Lanai Pines Sporting Clays is one of many ‘adventures’ one can do there. Dont be fooled by its … Continue reading