Principle Power Archery

Principle Power Archery

5.0 (15)
30 hires on
1 employee
3 years in business

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Archery instructor for serious minded people really wanting to try or learn Archery. My rate is curently $100 per lesson. plus range fees. I have taught hundreds of people. I greatly enjoyed showing people of all shapes and sizes that archery doesn't require huge athletic ability or strength.  Some strength is required particularly in hands, arms, back, and shoulders. Most stundents only need 3 to 5 lessons and they are good for life.  Lessons are not cheap. However, taking a single lesson is a great way to try something new without a heavy investment in classes or equipment.  I teach YOU how to shoot properly. Unlike many other "instructors," I do not waste your time or money showing off.

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Pompano Beach, FL 33071
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  • Nirvana Bissessar

    I love and enjoy working with Michael Thinsley. He starts from the basics, gives you the history behind archery, and how important it is to know why you’re doing this, because it helps you find the motivation to press on even if you’re a newbie like me, who has no clue what they’re doing. Michael is also very patient and takes all precautions necessary to make you feel safe and that you’re not being judged. He has helped me realize things about myself I didn’t even know, and can now work on to be a better archer. He is diligent and pays attention to details, like your posture, how you hold the bow and arrow, where you’re looking, down to how you breath. These techniques all add up so that one day, I’ll be able to get it right, and when I do I’ll feel confident in myself. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn the raw and real way of archery, but also if you want to take your mind off of anything, his lessons provide that escape. Not to mention, it’s a great deal of fun. Your time won’t be wasted.

  • Stephen Smith

    Michael was a patient and effective facilitator. His guidance was clear and concise. I recommend him highly.

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  • Erica Krider

    I just had my second lesson with Michael and brought my own bow this time. He taught me the proper way to set up my bow and how to maintain it. As I said before, if you want to learn archery the right way, you have to hire Michael.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Determine what exactly is their goal for learning archery.  Fun, competition or new skill set? Family time?

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have enjoyed archery since I frist learned it in summer camp 48 years ago. Since then I have taught my daughter and wife who persuaded me in 2008 to get certified and teach for the girl scouts. I received my instructor training and certification through USA Archery &  National Field Archery Association. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Yes. $100 per hour plus range fee.

How did you get started teaching?

2008 my wife found a Girl Scout troop near our home. They wanted to start an archery program and since I had recently constructed a backyard range to teach my daughter. ..she convinced me to help out.

What types of students have you worked with?

Over my teaching years, the total is nearly 700. Mostly girls aged 11 to 15. Their parents on occasion at GS events.  Mostly moms but some father's too. Many of whom had never tried it before. I encouraged the parents of the more enthusiastic girls to try it as it is also an excellent family sport. And if I could get the parents involved they would be more likely to allow their daughter to continue.  Since then, I have helped aproximately 50 to 60 more people 11 to 65 of both sexs.  

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Olympic archery and Pan Asian archery competitions.

Indoor Recurve and compound contests.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find one that focuses on achieving your goals for this fine sport. They should be able to teach you strong fundamentals and then help you develop the nuances and finesse of your style and equipment. Prospective students should bear in mind that archery equipment is fairly expensive to very expensive. Getting quality lessons first is money well spent and will great enhance your initial experience as well as future enjoyment.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What exactly is your goal for acquiring this new skill set. What level commitment are you willing to give it? Time, money, equipment, and training?

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