Nico Gallegos owns and operates Ohlone Archery. He is an “old school” traditional archer who shoots a made-in-the-USA hand crafted wood recurve bow “off the shelf.” Nico shoots in the instinctive style (that does not mean he doesn’t aim!).
Time permitting, Nico is happy to provide “spot coaching” when you shoot at the shop for an additional $25.00 above your shooting fee. Nico requires you to take his beginner lesson and read Instinctive Archery Insights by Jay Kidwell as a prerequisite to getting coaching from him – this book best represents Nico’s methodology and coaching focus, and will also give you a sense if Nico is right for you. Nico has written a number of blog articles about shooting – check them out on the Ohlone Archery Blog – type “Nico Gallegos” in the blog search engine.
Nico spent two years shooting an Olympic Style Recurve bow competitively, two years shooting a Freestyle Compound Bow competitively, and was trained as a USA Archery Level 3 NTS Coach (not current). He is very familiar with technical, competitive Barebow archery as well. He can bring that background into your training, and recommend one of the other coaches if you want to go in a different direction.
You can reach Nico through the Ohlone Archery CONTACT page.