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Korean Archery And The Training Process
In the summer of 1988, a new trend was about to begin. During the Olympic games of this year, (ironically being hosted in Seoul, Korea), team archery was being introduced. Since this inclusion of team archery into the Olympics, the Korean women’s team have won all 6 titles, with the men’s team winning 4 out of 6.
Before the 2012 Olympics in London, of the the top UK shooters, Larry Godfrey said the following:
“Myself and Simon Terry are the only British archers to have ever shot over 1350 points in a round. But in Korea, there are at least 50 archers who could score over 1350 at the moment.”
Needless to say, Korean’s are some of the most dominant archers in the world, and one of their secrets to success lies in their training. And never mind the fact the archer featured above is virtually blind!
Moving on, there are many aspects of their training which deserve study, but we will focus on one component here.
In many Korean archery schools, you may actually practice the basic technique of shooting a bow, for 3 months before you actually fire a live round.
Let me repeat that – THREE MONTHS!
What this hyper-focus on technique does, is insure you have properly wired into your brain the foundation for correctly shooting the bow and arrow. It also forces you to focus more on process and technique, thus keeping the right perspective.
This is one of the most common elements successful traders have, as well as high performers in all fields (the focus on process/technique – not results).
Imagine what your trading skill set would be like now, if you spent the first three to six months focusing entirely on technique and process. How much better would your trading be for it?
Have you focused 90% of your energies on results, or technique? On process or profits? Would it be worth taking a little longer in your training process to build a rock solid foundation?
If you are focused on getting rich quick, then you’ll skip this process, and ironically, be least likely to achieve your goal. But if you want to learn how to trade professionally, you’ll take the time, train properly, and put in the effort.