Are you interested in shooting a recurve bow as a hobby? It is a fascinating weapon based on an ancient design, so no wonder it got your interest. And if you are interested in learning archery, then you need to get some lessons on how to shoot your own bow and arrow. And to help you get a head start on your lectures, here are some things that you can expect to learn in your first archery lesson. Safety Learning how to safely use different types of bows, or any weapon for that matter is the most important thing that you need to learn in your archery lessons. You will learn the proper etiquette of bow handling, how to hold it when not in use, and other lessons on how to safely use your bow. History of the Sport You may also be given a brief history of how the sport of archery came about. You will learn about the famous archers that came about in history, maybe even some of the fictional ones as well, and you will also learn about the famous battles where bows made the difference. Different Types of Bows You will also be given a primer on the different types of bows, like the longbow, recurve bow, and the high-tech compound bow. More emphasis will be given on the type of bow that you will be shooting in the lessons that you signed up for, you will learn things like the different parts of the bow, and all about its strengths and weaknesses. Proper Bow Maintenance Though this will not be taught in detail on your very first day, you will know the importance of taking good care of your bow and arrows. Like how to properly disassemble the bow, how to clean it, and how to store and keep your bow. Introduction to Marksmanship Though you may not get to shoot your bow and arrow much on the first day, you will learn some of the basics in bow marksmanship. One of the things that you may likely learn on the first day is how to line up the sight for an accurate shot. In Closing... These are just some of the things that you may learn on your first archery class, you will learn more about the sport of archery and on how to shoot your recurve bow in the following lectures.