1. NAME, AGE, QUALIFICATIONS, OCCUPATION:
Name: Robin L. Brown
Occupation: 1stLt. USMCR Retired
Best Practice Score: 80%
Best Match Score: 50% – Serious health issues involved!
2. The goal for shooting: Improve to competition level in US
3. How did you come across this website (foresightshooting)?
4. What were your first impressions on going through the website?
Very impressive and professional, world class coaching!!
5. What made you register or subscribe to the modules?
First, to improve and learn basics of 10M air pistol for competition
Second, the great value provided by this wonderful program
Third, the exceptional Olympic quality of professional coaching
Fourth, the direct contact and personal attention provided by Coach Jadhav on a nearly daily basis using the WhatsApp internet software
Fifth, Coach Jadhav has always been prompt to respond to all of my questions
Sixth, Coach Jadhav created special internet videos to assist my attempt to overcome health issues a month before competition
Seventh, there is probably nowhere else a regular person without shooting and national connections can receive the Olympic quality personal coaching in an all-inclusive train program to prepare for world-class competitions that are second to none!
6. What improvements did you find in your shooting after going through the modules?
First, I did make some limited progress shooting with one hand as my entire previous pistol shooting was with both hands.
Second, my shooting slowly improved from just lucky to hit the target to up to 80% shooting at home. Both my health and medications have been part of my challenge as I have developed muscle tremors in the past two years making it nearly impossible to hold the pistol sights steady. These issues continue but with resolve and Coach Jadhav’s expert guidance I hope to be more competitive in 2020. Even though my health was failing at my last competition, I continued to focus and apply the techniques learned from these videos. I did so without frustration and was able to remain completely focused on each and every shot although I could not hold my pistol steady the entire time.
Third, I’ve been able to apply many of the techniques that I have learned from Foresight Shooting videos and guidance to improve both my 10M air rifle and archery performances in competition.
7. Do you believe that you can achieve your shooting goals by becoming a member of Foresight shooting?
As health issues are my primary challenge I seriously do not know that learning all of this data and techniques will ever allow effect shooting with one hand but I continue to apply what Coach Jadhav has taught me with full focus on the process and not any major concern regarding the results. Regretfully, I have to use two hands when even drinking a hot tea to keep the cup steady. As my practice goes forward, I plan to rework all of the video modules including the first free set of nearly 40 videos shooting with two hands and then attempt to transition to one hand shooting. I have significantly increased my physical training program so perhaps one day I will be able to hold the pistol sights steady like Coach Jadhav does in the videos.
8. Which Module or Videos has particularly improved your skills?
It is impossible for me to single out a single video or module as all are quite exceptional. As I shoot from a wheelchair, the standing position videos do not apply as much but the natural point of aim is equally important. Much, as a normal shooter will adjust their standing positions coached in the video, I adjust the position of my wheelchair in a similar manner and lock my wheels so there is no movement in the chair. Many of the videos I review multiple times as Coach Jadhav has provided so much detailed information that it becomes somewhat like “drinking from a fire hose”. I never expected such a complete and well supported program when I first visited the website.
9. Do you think there is any difference in being coached online and being coached face to face (personally)?
First, I don’t know where I would ever get a coach with the knowledge and support Coach Jadhav provides!
Second, in my early college days at The Ohio State University, many of the lecture portions of the courses were provided in large auditorium with a dozen or so TVs for us to watch the lectures. I was never comfortable with this format as I consistently got better grades in the face to face engineering classes. I have a similar issue with attempting to learn from videotaped classes. After returning from combat in Vietnam and being medically retired on disability, I returned to college at the University of Texas. I was amazed to have a PH.D professor teaching each class. My grades improved as well as the knowledge I gained from the classes as there is a special level of communication that takes place when I’m in the mental space of the professor. Part may be nonverbal, some might be paranormal, but I completed three degrees with highest honours although I was ill for most of the time with the continuing health issues that forced my early retirement from the Marine Corps.
Third, with Coach Jadhav’s program it seems that he is looking me right in the eye and teaching directly to me. He has always been available and continues to provide unique suggestions for addressing the disability issues that I face. Once I joined his program I was amazed the degree of support he provides both by email and WhatsApp for all of his students, and especially that he has always gone the extra mile to help me improve my shooting. I seriously doubt that I would be provided the same level of coaching even if I was on the US Olympic team.
10. Will you recommend Foresight Shooting to other shooters and the reasons for doing so?
Absolutely! Exceptional Value and a very reasonable price!! I suspect that world-class coaching is typically available only to an elite few that somehow have been selected and trained for international competition. This is a Gold standard quality program for a very low price. When it comes to sharing knowledge, I have a rule that may seem counter intuitive but extremely true. The more someone expects you to pay for them to share their knowledge the less real value it provides, while those who really care for helping and improving the lives of others barely ask for much, and it is usually to cover their costs. There is no way I could adequately put a price on the knowledge and time Coach Jadhav shares as it is truly priceless. There are very few people on this planet that care as much for others as Coach Jadhav. It is an honour to be enrolled in this train program to which I sincerely express my thanks and gratitude.
Thank you, SIR, for the gifts you are providing to so many of us!!
Again regarding a picture in my Marine uniform, I have only been able to locate group graduation photos and a few pictures taken with a small pocket camera. Looking back I was focused on duty and had no interest in taking my pictures. As I mentioned before, there are three ranks in the Corps that I value most and they are captain, colonel, and general. I was on the promotion list for captain when I was forced the US Nary (Navy controls health care for the Marine Corps) to retire. I was being fast tracked as an officer and had every reason to expect that my service would have taken me to the highest levels. But, I have had to continue to adjust to the demands of disabilities, most of with have just recently been acknowledged and now supported by the Veterans Administration health care system.
The follow picture was taken in December 1997 in front of my bunker. The 1911 45 that I was issued would only fire one round and didn’t have a strong enough recoil spring to chamber a second round. The armoury was unable to provide for the fix. By means that I will not discuss, one of my men just happened to find the 45 cal. grease gun so that I could have a more effective combat weapon. Although trained for Marine Recon, I was assigned to a company and platoon that were overrun on the DMZ just before I arrived in country. Five out of six officers were killed that night and half of the men in the platoon I was assigned. The enemy took most of the weapons so I was left with a unit to rebuild and a very poor sidearm. For my first two month in Nam I carried an M79 grenade launcher for personal protection. As my platoon was finally up to strength with new Marines, the company gunny insisted that I give up the M79 to one of my squads. The grease gun was a big deal and morale booster for my men but after my first long range patrol, the extra weight on my neck suggested that I made a big mistake, but my men loved having a wild and crazy officer leading them. After a few weeks I adjusted to the weight that probably was over 70 lbs of gear that I carried, so no big deal.