In this post I warned people to view Internet videos with a somewhat skeptical eye and gave reasons. I specifically mentioned YouTube videos by NuSensei, who has myriad instructional videos available, many of them suitable for beginners and developing archers. I went on to say “I do recommend Mr. Nu’s effort as his videos are mostly informative.” I then went on to point out what I thought were a number of shortcomings in those videos as examples of what one needed to watch out for in Internet-based instructional videos.
One of you wrote back that you thought I was too tough on NuSensei, that his videos are some that they recommended frequently.
I referred to the author of those videos as Mr. Nu, even though that is not his real name because that is the way he presents himself in his videos. I mean no disrespect to “Nu” and his videos are quite recommendable for beginners … and I still think that before you, as a coach, recommend any of those videos that you view it with a critical eye because you may find some things you might want to add to those presentations. I recommend this process for all instructional material you find on the Internet.
There are a number of sources of very good archery content on the Internet. They are few and far between in most cases. It is my hope that one of the tasks of the currently under development Archery Coaches Guild is that some sort of guide can be created of such videos for people looking for help. Current a broad spectrum search for content will produce as much chaff as wheat (actually more).
If David Nguyen (NuSensei) reads these posts, I mean no disrespect to him and I appreciate all of the work that he has put into making instructional content for beginners. I will add that if he wants to produce a book on archery, helpful to those he is focused on, I will publish that book willingly.