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Catrina Dennis

In recent years, Hollywood's obsession with archery has seemingly exploded: from Disney classics like [Brave](movie:22364), to Katniss' impeccable skills in The Hunger Games, to Legolas' Surf-On-A-Shield-and-Shoot stunts throughout Peter Jackson's Tolkien epics, archery is everywhere. The combat art has even made a mark on television with hit shows like [Arrow](series:720988). Heck, even I left my house for once and tried it out.

With the rise of archery in our entertainment, talented practicians of the combat form are getting the recognition they deserve from a mainstream audience. Denmark's Lars Andersen is one of these incredible people, and he's not afraid to show that off.

Andersen takes on a more traditional style, very different from that of Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye in [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035): his moves are bold, wild, and controlled all at once. He uses forgotten historical methods and holds all of his arrows with the same hand he shoots with. Andersen's techniques are over 5,000 years old, and his speed shooting is unmatched.

Poor fake bear.
Poor fake bear.

Andersen is hoping to rekindle the love for the ancient style of combat: quiver-less, fast, and anything but standing still. But with Hollywood's greatest archers using bows and staying in one spot to aim, Andersen certainly has a lot of work to do.


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