Archery, to me, is one of the coolest sports around
Seriously, who wouldn't want to be Katniss? Or Legolas from LOTR? Their skill with a bow and arrow are second to none and yes I know they are fictional characters but that's besides the point.
I adore archery and would love to learn how to do it someday. Not only is it a skill that is predominant in my favourite genre: Fantasy, but it is also a skill that was predominant in one of my favourite era's of History: Medieval/Middle Ages.
Unfortunately with the development of more advanced weapons, the use of bows and arrows quickly became obsolete. Which I think is a crying shame.