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.”

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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.

Buddhist, Trader and Philanthropist

I'm Chris Capre, Founder of 2ndSkiesForex. I help traders of all levels change the way they think, trade and perform. As a professional trader, I specialize in trading price action. As a teacher, my passion lies in showing you how to re-wire your brain for successful trading. Want to improve your edge right now? Visit my Price Action Course page.

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  • Pablo

    More clear than this, impossible. So interesting and totally makes sense.
    I prove this myself the hard way.
    Thank you Chris!

    • Chris Capre

      Hola Pablo,

      Well hopefully you can stop taking the hard way, and start driving the more successful way.

      But these archers and training process are impressive.

      Kind Regards,
      Chris Capre

  • premnathj

    Hi Chris
    Thanks for the article. Yes 3 months of mindset for the archer.
    Good advice am trying to follow it. Once I get that sorted out rest is easy.
    take Care my friend/mentor
    regards
    prem

  • Pablo

    Actually the last 12 months since joining your course I started driving the more successful way as you say. I wanted to say “I proved this myself the hard way.” in my previous comment. Didn’t wrote “proved·.
    The quality and passion you show as a mentor were some of the reasons to join. Definitely a real game changer in my mindset, risk management and new habits before sitting at my desk to name just few improvements, and of course reading the price action at another level…
    Thank you again,

    • Chris Capre

      Hola Pablo,

      Yes, you’ve definitely shown a ton of improvement in the course, and it shows in your charts, so excellent work here.

      I am without a doubt passionate about trading and mentoring, so hopefully this comes through, but glad to hear you are reading price action on another level now, so keep up the good work.

      Kind Regards,
      Chris Capre

  • Steve

    Thanks Chris,
    Another informative and helpful article to better our trading discipline and improve our results.

    • Chris Capre

      Hola Steve,

      Yes, I hope traders can see how discipline is key to improving one’s results. Its hard not to be hypnotized by the target, but one most focus on the technique first, and the results will come.

      Kind Regards,
      Chris Capre

  • Don

    I have never traded before and I truly would like to learn to trade the forex mkts. I simply cannot afford a lot of money since I am retired on a modest income. Could you please respond with suggestions to teach a true novice and the price. I don’t want to pay for one course, then the next step course, etc. Simply put I would rather pay for a course that teaches me how to trade with some degree of competency, without keeping to pay more for more courese.

    Thank you,k

    Don

    • Chris Capre

      Hello Don,

      Some good questions.

      I’ll email you my full response in the next few mins.

      Kind Regards,
      Chris Capre

  • Mike Kowalski

    Dear Chris,
    Need some help and hear you have it. Started two years ago, live for a little while and just about finished blowing first live account. Ready to tighten process. Retired, disabled, old and … well – ready for the next adventure. :) Any suggestions?

    • Chris Capre

      Hello Mike,

      Well your story is a pseudo common one (specifically referring to virtually blowing up ones first account).

      I’ll email you with some questions and suggestions in regards to how to move forward.

      Kind Regards,
      Chris Capre

  • Paddy

    This article makes me think I need to revise my training approach to learning price action.
    Appreciate this article Chris. Will work harder and join you soon.