Shoot some arrows instead of going to the movies this weekend
We looked for the best archery places for you to try
Sep 8, 2017
It may seem like an underrated sport, but archery is one of the oldest arts still practiced today. What’s interesting is that now, archery is introduced as a sport that welcomes skill levels of all kinds. From the Stone Age (history tells us it’s been around since 20,000 B.C.) to iconic figures in pop culture (Robin Hood, Hawkeye, Green Arrow), it seems like archery is one life skill we’re gonna have to learn sooner or later.
Make quality time a little different this weekend and book an archery session with your family or friends. Do it like John Rambo and utter the character’s famous one-liner (“Live for nothing, or die for something”) under your breath as you aim for the bull’s eye.
Congressional Avenue Extension, Quezon City
If you belong to a group of thrill seekers who wouldn’t back down from a challenge, book your weekend at Archery Attack in Quezon City. It was first established in Adelaide, South Australia in 2014 and has since expanded to New Zealand and the Philippines. Archery Attack looks similar to a paintball arena but with inflatable forts. This activity is perfect for competitive souls, plus you’re also squeezing in workout time that’s fun.
Arrowland by Gandiva Archery
Arrowland, SM Megamall
Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
Gandiva Archery is one of the first archery brands to open in the Philippines. Their primary goal is to promote the sport to Filipinos and instill its mental and physical benefits. They have two branches in the Philippines, with the second one located at Gaisano Mall in Davao.
Upper basement, Makati Cinema Square
Kodanda is derived from the liturgical language of Sanskrit meaning “he who has a bow.” They have three branches in Metro Manila—inside Makati Cinema Square, Eastwood, and at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay. They offer lessons for beginners if you’re working to be the next Katniss Everdeen.
Calbayog St., Mandaluyong
Benel Archery has been promoting and selling archery gear in the Philippines since 1986, making them the country’s first and longest running pro-shop.
Featured image courtesy of Archery Attack Manila
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