Mushin



  • Mushin (moo sheen)

    No Mind

    If I were asked to define the single principle that has guided my precision rifle technique and training in the past decade with one word, that word would be Mushin.

    https://aikidonosekai.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/aikido-mushin-no-mind/

    Mushin cannot be grasped with the intellect; it must be experienced.

    I am not in this state of mind when walking around. I'm not in this state of mind when computing a firing solution, dialing my scope, or loading my magazine. I've spent an enormous amount of time training to keep myself in this state of mushin when I'm making a shot. Once I achieve cheek weld and I decide I'm going to make a shot, I leave everything else behind. That was what was in my mind when I center-punched my antelope at 755yds last weekend; Nothing. Shooting, for me, is a purely instinctual affair.

    I just thought I'd drop this in here as it may help some of you. Ask questions as they arise. :)



  • Some of my best groups are when I'm not thinking, just doing what you taught in your class. Become one with the rifle.

    When I start thinking, I start throwing shots.


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