Three Types of Bows
The compound bow is a bow with a high draw weight that is mostly dedicated to competition use.
The longbow is also called a traditional bow. It is a one-piece construction and is intended for advanced archers (no accessories can be fitted to it).
The recurve bow is a bow that adapts to your usage while being available in different sizes, making it suitable for a wide range of people.
If you already know how to shoot: A right-handed archer aims with the right eye, holds his bow with his left hand and pulls the bowstring with the right hand. If you already know how to shoot with a bow and you are starting to shoot in a club, go to a learning or club range.
If you have already mastered archery at club level and are starting out at competition level, go to a club range.
If you are discovering archery with family or amongst friends, go to a learning range.
Left-handed or right-handed
Here is a simple method to know which is your dominant eye: With both eyes open, point with your thumb at an object 5 meters away; then close your left eye.
Your thumb is left of the target, which means that you use your left eye to aim.
A left-handed archer aims with the left eye, holds the bow with the right hand, and pulls the bowstring with the left hand
If your thumb is still centered on the target, this means that you use your right eye to aim.
A right-handed archer aims with the right eye, holds his bow with the left hand and pulls the bowstring with the right hand.