Archery Continues to be Big News in Vancouver


The Province Newspaper features a half page article today about Archery that mentions a lot of different people with the last name Boorman. Interestingly I do have a distant relation to the Boorman’s who run the archery store in New Westminster and certainly some shared passion for traditional martial arts.

I’m really glad to see Archery’s rise in the media bringing a lot of new people to this art. One of the most appealing elements to me is the inward focus that archery brings. I obviously love swordplay and the opportunity to directly pit my skills against another but I have always found the internal process of archery quite profound. There is something special about it being just you and the bow.

You can check out the Province article in their paper today or on their website here.

devonboorman Devon Boorman is the Co-Founder and Director of Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay, which has been active in Vancouver, Canada since 2004. Devon’s expertise centres on the Italian swordplay tradition including the arts of the Renaissance Italian rapier, sidesword, and longsword, as well as knife and unarmed techniques.
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