Phases of the Combat Archery

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First, the student looks ahead, positions himself comfortably on the line of fire, with his feet parallel, and looks forward without lifting his chin to compensate for the posture. Because of addictions and poor posture behavior, people tend to have a certain weakness in the supporting muscles of the spine and so when upright they tend to form scoliosis in the lumbar part to compensate for this weakness. For the combat archery singapore this is important.

This is noticed when the person starts to smash the butt and bend the spine inwards. Many find this pose beautiful and sexy and accentuates it on purpose especially women, and when wearing high-heeled shoes. This posture is harmful to the body, especially to the spine and the alley. We will encounter this same problem in weight training gyms with most of them wear wide leather belts to support the spine. With such belts, such athletes can afford to lift more weight than the body would support. And this is something that we want to avoid with the bow and arrow.

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The second phase:

After filling the lung, with the head upright, the chin slightly lowered, with a certain tension in the neck, which is something natural because we tend to walk with the chin high to compensate for the muscular weakness of the back and the lack of flexibility of the muscles due to muscle tension, we accentuate the natural curvatures of our spine to relieve the musculature.

After the first inspiration, keeping the head upright we look to the side towards the target and breathe relaxing the body, but maintaining the posture acquired with the inspiration. This way the body relaxes, thus allowing the mind to also relax, but in losing posture because upright posture is as important as a relaxed mind for the third stage.

By relaxing through inspiration you allow the mind to focus even better on the goal. It is precisely at this point that you begin to focus on hitting the target.

The third phase:

With the body straight and the mind relaxed you can concentrate properly.

Let’s do an experiment: Sit in a chair without leaning, but all askew and relaxed. Can you pay attention to a lecture properly in this posture? Now straighten your spine, take a deep breath, fill your lungs with air, and thus your body with oxygen. Now pay attention, focus. Did you notice the difference? This is the same technique used by Zen Buddhist monks in their meditations.

After you have looked to the side without lifting your chin, keeping your posture unchanged, you raise your arm with the bow, keeping your aim on the target, you breathe in slowly while pulling the rope with your other hand.

This inhalation takes you towards the belly and no longer inflating the lungs. The reason is quite simple. If you are now going to inflate your lungs your posture would change and consequently, each shot would be different. You breathe into the belly, inflating the belly by lowering the diaphragm, this way you will keep your mind calm if disturbed, you will keep your body stable without being changed, and your shot will be more accurate. Throughout this phase you focus solely on the shot, the right pull, posture, aim and finally let go, let go of the rope.