The Rules of Archery – EXPLAINED!

The Rules of Archery – EXPLAINED!

33 Replies to “The Rules of Archery – EXPLAINED!”

  1. Ninh explains – The Rules of Archery, starring my future wife Chang Hye-Jin (wishful thinking, I know).
    As contested in the Olympic Games, there's actually several forms of archery, but this video covers indoor and outdoor target archery. Hope you guys find this video helpful?!

  2. Great video šŸ™‚
    It's pretty accurate (pun intended) as far (see what I did there?) as the basic rules are concerned.

    One thing that would have been nice to be mentioned is that the indoor targets for compound and recurve are different.
    the "dutch target" (the 3 targets in a vertical line) for recurve has a bigger 10, which is split into two sections:
    the "regular" 10 and the "x".
    hitting the "x" counts as a 10 but when a tie occurs, the person/team with the most "x"s in that set will win the set.
    Compound, however, does not have the "outer" 10 (only the x) since compound shooters have all kinds of tools that make them more accurate (release aid, maginifying scopes and a water spirit for example).

    Feel free to ask any questions as a response on and I'll try to answer them šŸ™‚

  3. I have just discovered your channel and I love it! my gym exam is next week and I your videos helped me so much so thank you!

  4. Apparently S Koreans dominate this sport (at least outdoor archery for sure). I wonder which bow they prefer or in general which bow is preferred for which archery by archers & why? Personal comfort?

  5. As a target archer I'm going to get really pedantic about this, but this video was still great.

    Firstly, this video should really be called "The Rules of Head to Head Archery" (or something similar), because target archery is typically not in a head to head format, but in rounds (For example a WA1440 round is 12doz arrows at 4 different distances), and the Olympics and other large tournaments (in this context different from competitions) have a ranking round shot at the start, giving archers seeds for the head to heads.

    The size of the face (the paper "face" attached to the "boss" (the straw or foam block the arrows stop in)) and distance (outside) are usually set depending on the bowstyle, Recurve a 122cm face at 70m, and compound a 80cm face at 50m.

    The Set point system is nearly universal, and 90% of big tournaments use that scoring method.

    No offence here (as I'm sure it must be basically impossible to find good sources for these), but the timing section you mentioned is completely wrong for outside as it's been confused with shooting rounds. Inside or Outside, you receive 20 seconds to shoot each arrow, although you may nock an arrow (place an arrow on the bow) before your opponent has shot. That figure of 2/4 minutes has come from shooting rounds, having 4 mins for 6 arrows and 2 mins for 3 arrows.

    The faces used for indoors you mentioned are referred to as "triple spots" and are not used to make it more difficult, but to make sure extremely consistent archers don't "Robin Hood" (shoot and smash) all their arrows, which would happen if they used a single spot face (one gold, one red etc.)

    That's about all that needs to be mentioned, but still a great video, and keep up the great work!
    P.S. The Koreans are great at archery. If you're shooting against a Korean at the Olympics, you're shooting for a silver medal.

  6. most tedious game ever especially for a former archer like me. love the video though you did leave out a very important rule.

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