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Shoot! Bulls eye! How I Got to Be Katniss for a Day at Kodanda Archery Range Makati

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Surpsingly I’m a skilled marksman. Kidding!
Last week, I was fortunate enough to have been invited to try out Kodanda Archery Range in Makati to try out some fun bow and arrow shooting.

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I was very excited to go shoot arrows because I had this feeling in my gut I was a skilled archer like Katniss from Hunger Games where I can easily shoot an enemy from a distance with my arrow. I also imagined myself owning a bow during a future zombie apocalypse (besides owning a samurai) for long range zombie shooting. Okay, enough with the day dreams and on to the experience.

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Located at the basement area of Makati Cinema Square, you get to experience archery for 550php for an hour which includes a brief instruction from a trainer. There are rules where the first whistle means shoot, second means stop shooting and put down your bow, third is to pick up your arrows from the target. Meaning, you and other shooters hit in the same time frame. There’s a specific schedule and time.
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I was inspired to hit the bulls eye.

 

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 The bow was heavy and it will take practice and effort to be able to hit the target! But I’m sure you will be able to get the hang of it in a couple of rounds.

Tip: Don’t rush things but also don’t take too long. Focus on where you want to hit (center) and strike while your grip is still strong. Holding for too long makes your grip weaker and have a tendency to shoot out of target

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Bulls eye!

 

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and another one!
It was a fun experience overall and it would be fun to do again. Maybe with friends and go on a bet on who will get the most hits on the bulls eye?  I didn’t expect that and boy was that a good arm and back workout! What I didn’t like too much was the place was too small and cramped, and the whistling, I wish it was more private, like per person.
You know what I want to try next time? GUN SHOOTING! *bang bang* Oh boy that would be more convenient if anyone gets on my nerves…. Kidding!
Here’s more information for those who are also interested to try it out.
Range Information
□   Fully-air conditioned indoor
archery range with seven (7) 10-meter lanes and a function room that can
accommodate up to fifteen (15) people
□   Located on the Upper Basement
of Makati Cinema Square, Chino Roces Avenue (formerly Pasong Tamo), Makati City
□   Open from 10:30am to 07:30pm
from Mondays to Sundays
Rates
□   Php550.00 per person, per
hour inclusive of the following:
ü  Use of the archery range
ü  Rental of
international-standard equipment and protective gear
ü  Coaching on archery basics
from expert instructors
□   Add’l Php30.00 for the target
paper clients can take home as a souvenir.
□   Php 200.00 is the range
rental per person, per hour for those who already have their own gear
Lessons Offered
□   Php6,000.00 for ten (10)
sessions, one (1) hour per session
□   Student will be issued a
Certificate of Completion after the ten (10) sessions
□   Fees include the use of the
archery range, and rental of international-standard equipment and protective
gear
□   Dedicated coaching on basic
or advanced archery from one of our expert instructors:
o   Syd Nerickzon Fraginal ( former Phil. player, sea games record
holder)
o   Ronalyn Alvarez (former NCR Team member, Palarong pambansa winner)
o   Ronna May Alvarez (former member of developmental team of the
Phil.)
□   Sessions will be adjusted to
the student’s schedule
Group Packages
            Groups of up to 15 guests may avail
of Group Packages that includes rental of international-standard equipment and
protective gear, and coaching on archery basics from expert instructors.  It may also include parlor games and/or
coaching sessions depending on the intention of the group.  Rates also vary depending on the exact number
of guests and duration of stay in the range.
Contact Information
            Reservations
and further inquiries can be made through contact numbers (02)621.9109 and (0932)843.6614, look for May.  Our email address
is kodandaarchery@gmail.com. You may also check our Facebook page: Kodanda Archery Range.