“It was a big commitment to travel 8,000 miles (round trip) for 2 days coaching in the USA”

“I’d been pistol shooting for a few years (2-3) and had reached a plateau of about 550 in Air Pistol and 510 in Free Pistol. I’d tried books, forums, friends and although I’d manage small increases at times I was trying to find tips to fix something all the time. In competitions under stress I was dropping as low as 525 in AP and 480 in FP.

It was after having a golf lesson with a new golf coach that I started to realise I needed to approach shooting coaching like golf coaching. I’d paid for a golf lesson and spent 30 minutes of the 1 hour lesson not even hitting the ball. We went back to fundamentals starting with how to hold the club properly. I started looking for coaches for pistol shooting and that’s when I discovered Ruslan on Target Talk. After a few emails it was easy to see that Ruslan was not about giving free tips but about fundementals and a process. 

It was a big commitment to travel 8,000 miles (round trip) for 2 days coaching in the USA. Before I even arrived Ruslan had given me some direction and goals for my Dry Fire and I started to realise that my previous Dry Fire training had been just going through the motions with little focus and insufficient time to build the endurance required. With Ruslan’s guidance with my Dry Fire training I started to make small gains in AP even before the visit. On the plane trip I read “Mastery” by George Leonard and then something clicked. I realised I had become Outcome Obsessed rather then Process Orientated.

 On Day 1 – Ruslan introduced me to Bikram Yoga. Three Bikram Yoga sessions later I started to understand the benefits both physically and mentally. It is a uncomfortable environment and it takes mental fortitude to complete the session. The breathing and balance are also of physical benefit to pistol shooting.

 The commitment to the fundementals and the knowledge behind them is what I most appreciated about the course. Often in Pistol Shooting people will tell you to do certain things but they don’t back it up with why? I’m a person who likes to understand the reasons behind something rather then to blindly follow. I appreciated Ruslan’s obsession with the fundamentals and now understand the realisation that if you can’t shoot 570 in training (low stress optimum conditions) how could you expect to do so in competition. I withdrew from my competitive shooting and have embraced the training of the fundamentals. I now Dry Fire more then I Live Fire and have a greater understanding of the requirements to complete a perfect shot. I am also aware of the dedication and hard work required to shoot at a high level required to make a National Team. I continue to train hard but understand that this is only the start of the Journey to Mastery.

 I had previously wasted 18 months on tips and technical modifications to grips and pistols and only wished I’d visited Ruslan at the start of deciding to concentrate on ISSF pistol shooting.”

 Thanks,

Adam

Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom.

August 31,2012

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How to Measure the Quality of Olympic Style Target Shooting Practice?

I see some discussions about practice in Olympic style pistol target shooting. One would like to measure practice by the amount of shots made during the practice day. Another would like to measure practice by the hours they spend at the shooting range while someone else is obsessed with their final score.

I think the shortest way to achieve a desired goal is to gain deep knowledge of your subject (Olympic style pistol target shooting) by acquiring a solid mentoring program with a high level of determination to your goal and meticulously following instructions without a second thought. When you see how your mentoring program works for you and become capable to achieve over a short period of time (two or three months), a score which was not reachable in the last three to five years, you will understand the value of your wasted time in pointless discussions and struggle with the try and error method.

This sport is not about to “build a wheel” again. This sport is about personal development of psychological skills and you will face this game after you will reach the level of 570 in air pistol at a constant basis. At this moment, I am receiving reports from my students from the United States, United Kingdom, and other countries that 570 is a reachable score in threee months as I have said before by mature, motivated, and healthy individuals.

I am expecting to have more proof from different countries. When you will reach this score, it will give you the opportunity to place in the  national ranking in most European, South American, and North American countries in the top ten national ranking level. What you will do with this is up to you. You can continue your journey to success with or without me, but I can guarantee the journey to reach the 570 level will be your most pleasant and successful lifetime develpment!

 Have fun and join our program: “The Perfect Single Shot Development Program”.

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London 2012. Women’s 10m Air Pistol

CHNGUO Wenjun 388 100.1 488.1
Qualification Round
Series 1 2 3 4 Total
Score 98 98 98 94 388
Final Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
Score 8.0 10.8 9.3 10.5 10.1 10.1 10.3 9.8 10.4 10.8 100.1
+ 2 FRAGOBERVILLE Celine 387 99.6 486.6
Qualification Round
Series 1 2 3 4 Total
Score 96 98 96 97 387
Final Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
Score 9.8 10.0 9.4 9.6 10.8 10.6 10.1 10.4 10.1 8.8 99.6
+ 3 UKRKOSTEVYCH Olena 387 99.6 486.6
Qualification Round
Series 1 2 3 4 Total
Score 97 95 97 98 387
Final Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
Score 10.1 9.7 9.1 10.6 9.9 10.6 10.1 9.8 9.2 10.5 99.6
+ 4 RUSYASKEVICH Liubov 385 101.0 486.0
Qualification Round
Series 1 2 3 4 Total
Score 96 96 94 99 385
Final Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
Score 10.8 9.7 9.1 10.1 10.0 9.8 9.8 10.5 10.5 10.7 101.0
+ 5 BLRCHAIKA Viktoria 385 100.2 485.2
Qualification Round
Series 1 2 3 4 Total
Score 96 96 98 95 385
Final Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
Score 9.4 9.6 10.2 10.6 9.8 10.2 9.5 10.2 10.7 10.0 100.2
+ 6 CHNSU Yuling 386 98.6 484.6
Qualification Round
Series 1 2 3 4 Total
Score 97 96 96 97 386
Final Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
Score 8.7 9.4 9.9 10.3 10.4 9.9 10.1 9.4 10.3 10.2 98.6
+ 7 SRBARUNOVIC Zorana 385 98.5 483.5
Qualification Round
Series 1 2 3 4 Total
Score 94 98 96 97 385
Final Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
Score 9.8 9.3 9.4 10.3 10.0 9.4 10.4 9.6 10.4 9.9 98.5
+ 8 CZEMARUSKOVA Lenka 385 97.6 482.6

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AIR Pistol Final London 2012

KORJIN Jongoh 588 100.2 688.2
Qualification Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 99 98 96 98 99 98 588
Final Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
Score 10.6 10.5 10.4 10.1 10.4 9.3 9.0 9.4 9.7 10.8 100.2
+ 2 ITATESCONI Luca 584 101.8 685.8
Qualification Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 98 96 98 96 98 98 584
Final Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
Score 10.5 9.6 10.7 9.6 9.3 10.7 10.7 10.5 10.5 9.7 101.8
+ 3 SRBZLATIC Andrija 585 100.2 685.2
Qualification Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 97 96 100 99 96 97 585
Final Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
Score 10.0 9.8 9.2 10.3 9.8 10.6 10.5 9.5 10.3 10.2 100.2
+ 4 CHNPANG Wei 586 97.7 683.7
Qualification Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 100 98 97 98 98 95 586
Final Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
Score 10.0 9.1 10.3 9.8 10.4 10.3 9.4 9.4 10.0 9.0 97.7
+ 5 UKROMELCHUK Oleh 583 100.6 683.6
Qualification Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 97 98 98 98 96 96 583
Final Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
Score 10.4 10.1 10.3 10.5 10.0 10.5 10.5 8.5 9.5 10.3 100.6
+ 6 ESPCARRERA Pablo 585 98.3 683.3
Qualification Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 98 99 96 100 96 96 585
Final Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
Score 10.6 10.4 9.2 10.1 10.0 8.9 10.3 9.1 9.9 9.8 98.3
+ 7 PORCOSTA Joao 583 99.3 682.3
Qualification Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 97 97 99 98 96 96 583
Final Round
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
Score 10.3 9.6 10.0 10.4 9.1 9.6 10.2 9.6 10.1 10.4 99.3
+ 8 FINJAHNSSON Kai 583 96.1

London 2012 Olympic Games: Traget Shooting Sport

Men’s Shooting: AIR  Pistol

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/sports/shooting/events

JIN Jongoh 588 31 Q
 
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 99 98 96 98 99 98 588
  • Total Inner 10’s31
 
+ 2 CHNPANG Wei 586 26 Q
 
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 100 98 97 98 98 95 586
  • Total Inner 10’s26
 
+ 3 SRBZLATIC Andrija 585 25 Q
 
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 97 96 100 99 96 97 585
  • Total Inner 10’s25
 
+ 4 ESPCARRERA Pablo 585 22 Q
 
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 98 99 96 100 96 96 585
  • Total Inner 10’s22
 
+ 5 ITATESCONI Luca 584 21 Q
 
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 98 96 98 96 98 98 584
  • Total Inner 10’s21
 
+ 6 UKROMELCHUK Oleh 583 24 Q
 
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 97 98 98 98 96 96 583
  • Total Inner 10’s24
 
+ 7 FINJAHNSSON Kai 583 20 Q
 
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 97 99 97 95 96 99 583
  • Total Inner 10’s20
 
+ 8 PORCOSTA Joao 583 18 Q
 
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 97 97 99 98 96 96 583
  • Total Inner 10’s18
 
+ 9 VIEHOANG Xuan Vinh 582 26  
 
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 98 95 97 95 100 97 582
  • Total Inner 10’s26
 
+ 10 RUSEKIMOV Leonid 582 23  
 
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 94 98 95 99 97 99 582
  • Total Inner 10’s23
 
+ 11 BLRLUKASHYK Kanstantsin 582 16  
 
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 97 96 98 98 96 97 582
  • Total Inner 10’s16
 
+ 12 CHNTAN Zongliang 581 28  
 
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 98 97 95 97 96 98 581
  • Total Inner 10’s28
 
+ 13 JPNMATSUDA Tomoyuki 581 18  
 
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 98 94 97 97 97 98 581
  • Total Inner 10’s18
 
+ 14 ISLSIGURGEIRSSON Asgeir 580 25  
 
Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Score 97 96 97 98 96 96 580
  • Total Inner 10’s25
 
+ 15 SVKTUZINSKY Juraj 580 14

Let’s Talk About Injuries Today

Let’s talk about injuries, related and unrelated to your practice and competitive performance. To avoid any kind of injuries, it can be an ideal situation.

Unfortunately, most competitive athletes will face this situation sooner or later and they must be prepared to deal with it. The best way to prepare is to create a supplemental fitness program, related to the most important muscle group involved in this process. I always recommend my students to do yoga (Bikram yoga I do personally), stretching, core exercises, and jogging for at least 30-45 minutes two or three times a week.  I highly recommend to monitor your health by visiting a chiropractor at least once a month. I have a great experience working with doctors of physical therapy  and Bowen therapy practitioners (Australian massage therapy).

Let’s assume regarding all efforts to prevent injuries, an accident happened. What do you do next?

 First, your health is already monitored by medical professionals. It takes less time for them to handle this situation and make you ready for the next competition in a less amount of time. If you do not have doctors to monitor your wellbeing (chiropractor and physician), it is time to meet them.

 Second, since you have an injury, you definitely will stop your current practice routine.

Is it good or bad? I can tell you that it’s not bad as it may seem.

This is the best time to incorporate in your practice routine a mental part in your development. Nowadays, there are many books and information written about mental preparation in target shooting. Everyone should have their own mental game plan and execute it to reach you highest point of their performance.

To learn how to implement the mental part of the game in your competitive performance, you may consider to sign up for an advanced class from Midwest Academy Consulting Group with six months of online support and a free initial evaluation of your performance. Please call, text, or email us with your questions or concerns.

“If I was introduced to this system five, ten, or twenty years ago; I would have made the national team with no effort.”

What difference does my class make?

By reading posts on forums, looking for national performance scores, talking with athletes and coaches from different countries, being active as an Olympic style target pistol shooter for almost two decades, I have seen a lot of things which may not be recognizable by less experienced athletes. I see a strong tendancy in some countries that take advantage of the technical part of this discipline (looking for a perfect brand or model pistol, the perfect ammunition, the perfect equipment, and the perfect shooting boots and glasses). Other countries are making an attempt in the selection process; they have a huge pool of participants and they are simply investing to select individuals to meet a specific criteria. All of those systems have weak points. I recognized those weaknesses a long time ago and I took advantage of them by establishing the 5S System: Structure, Stragtegy, System, Success, & Support.

Canadian Airgun Grand Prix 2011, Toronto

Canadian Airgun Grand Prix 2011, Toronto

My evidence of success by using this system can be described by the following: I participated in two major events in North America in 2007 (USAS National & Canadian Airgun Grand Prix ).

In both events, I was capable to make the finals. I did not practice as I should have. I can describe the level of my preparation as 30% of the necessary and honest routine. The reason why I used only 30% of my efforts were due to my responsibilities to my family of two children and to my average 55-60 working hours a week. With this tight schedule, you may understand that my practice priority did not take first place. Insead of working harder, I worked smarter. I created a system based on my experience from working with top national athletes from Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia. This system cannot be found in any current printed sources including books, journals, or internet publications. This system is only available by participating in my two day class (eight hours long). I have students who participated with this system from Australia, Great Britain, Canada, and the U.S. All participants are expressing the same statement: “If I was introduced to this system five, ten, or twenty years ago; I would have made the national team with no effort.”

If you are interested to make a difference in your performance, contact us for details. Thank you.

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