射道 SHE DAO
射道 Shè Dào - Archery Path
The Mongolian bow is a reflex bow,
slightly curved at its ends.
When the bow is drawn, the curves create greater force,
allowing an arrow to be shot at a higher speed without adding
significant weight or size.
This bow's unique shape subjects it to higher stress, and the
materials used to construct it must be of high quality.
When not bent, the entire bow curves forward, and the center
moves away from the archer, forming an inverted "C"; this
distinguishes a reflex bow from a recurve bow.
This type of bow has been widely used by the nomadic tribes of
Central Asia, especially the Parthians, Mongols, Turks, and
Magyars, until the introduction of firearms.
With controlled breathing, the
execution of the gesture is managed.
With the mind, the gesture is commanded.
With the heart, the target is struck.