Category: On Shooting

“It is not what you do, but what you stop doing that matters.”-Nisargadatta Maharaj Firearm instruction, unfortunately, seldom includes the importance of keeping your eyes open as the shot fires. Calling the shot is vital for even a moderate amount …

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“If you are not sure, don’t act.”  -Bhodidharma After an extraordinary performance, competitors often report they felt “out of their body,” or superhuman. Time slowed down or even seemed to stop. Visual acuity and motor skills combined with laser-like precision. …

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“Zen study is basically to reach the fundamental and clarify the essence.”-Keizan FUNDAMENTALS & TECHNIQUE Understanding the difference between fundamentals and technique is critical for rapid progression. Fundamental means essential: what you must do. Technique is physical: how you do it. …

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“Remain in the neutrality of being.”  -Mooji A neutral grip is essential for consistent, accurate, high-speed shooting. NEUTRAL GRIP TEST Aim at the target, close your eyes and fire the shot. Open your eyes to see if the front sight …

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“The essence of the great Way is to act purposefully without striving.” -T’ai i chin hua tsung chih Proper technique is a tremendous aid to performance. (I said that because I’m not known as a technique man.) The shooter’s index position …

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“Love says, I am everything. Wisdom says, I am nothing. Between the two my life flows.”  -Nisargadatta Maharaj I grew up in Park Layne, Ohio. Which is a good place to be from.  In 1978, at the age of twenty-two, …

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When asked about the location of the true mind, Chinul replied:“It never leaves the profound calm of the immediate.” “It is not what you do, but what you stop doing that matters.”-Nisargadatta Maharaj Error-free action is the result of being …

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