Paul Farbman (“Coach Paul”)

South Bay Archery Lessons is owned and operated by Paul Farbman.  
Mr. Farbman is a USA Archery and National Field Archery Association certified Judge and Level 4-NTS Coach.  That means he ranks within the top 10% of all the 1,783 instructors and coaches in the state of California.  He co-created a Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program training youth from 8 to 18 in Olympic-style competitive archery.

Mr. Farbman taught with the Los Angeles Unified School District from 1976 to 2017, and he was an honored Scout Leader with the Los Angeles Area Council for 17 years.

Since its beginning four years ago, some of his students have already achieved state and national ranking within USA Archery.
In addition, Paul Farbman and then South Bay Archery Lessons have staged four fundraising tournaments raising over $5000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society over the last several years.  Since December 2018 alone, the current range location at Kingsdale Avenue has hosted 3 of the 4 fundraising tournaments with support from others in the archery community. .

In April of 2016, Paul started a new Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program within South Bay Archery Lessons called The California Indoor Archers (aka “the CIA”).  In addition, the CIA has an active Adult Archery Program (AAP).

He has trained thousands of archers; consulted for TV, film, and individual celebrities; and trained many Level 1 and Level 2 Instructors, including the P.E staff at Mary Star of the Sea High School.  He coached Ted Lange of “The Love Boat” fame (Isaac, the Bartender) to defeat his opponent at the “Battle of the Network Stars” 9-0.  He has also held corporate team building events for such organizations as Mattel Toys, Mercedes-Benz, BQE Software, and the U.S. Department of Labor Compliance Division. 

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As noted in the picture from the cover of the 2015 California Senior Games brochure, Paul continues to compete himself.

In June 2017, he won two silvers at the 2017 California Senior Games.


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National Senior GamesNational2022 May (TBD)FloridaMale Compound
2022 Vegas ShootInternational
National Field Archery Association (NFAA) / World Archery (WA)
2022/02/04 – 2022/02/06Las Vegas, NVMale Freestyle Compound (FS) Flights
NFAA Sectional Indoor Championship 2022USA Southwest Regional Ranking
National Field Archery Association (NFAA)
2022/01/15 – 2022/01/16Redondo Beach, CA
(Host Location: South Bay Archery Lessons)
Male Freestyle Compound (FS)
CBH-SAA California State Indoor Championship 2022State Ranking
California Bowman Hunters (CBH) / State Archery Association (SAA)
2022/01/15 – 2022/01/16Redondo Beach, CA
(Host Location: South Bay Archery Lessons)
Male Freestyle Compound (FS)
He has been featured (as himself) in a KIA Adventure on YouTube and on CNBC’s “I Want to Be a Millionaire Inventor”.

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