Q: Wilson, what kind of challenges have you faced whilst striving to be the top athlete in archery?
(Wilson) The biggest challenge is with myself. Archery is a very still sport, only me and my target are involved in this sport so I need to be very calm and concentrated. All the results are dependent on my action and my mind. In the same vein, when you are concentrated at your task, no matter at work or at your studies, you will get much better results.
Q: Do you have any tips on concentration?
(Wilson) You must love what you are doing. If you don’t love your task, you won’t be able to concentrate. Another thing is to have a purpose and a clear goal of what you wish to achieve. So when I am practicing for the Olympics, I constantly think of my goal to win a medal. Of course this process can be challenging, so I need support from a lot of people; for instances my coach, physical trainer, sports psychologist, nutritionist. And of course support from my family is very important too. Without my wife, I would not be able to achieve this much.
Q: And Ushigami sensei, you are also practicing archery still? At the same archery club?
(Ushigami) Yes, apart from weight training, we train together.
Q: Then what are your upcoming challenges, Ushigami sensei?
(Ushigami) I wish to continue my archery training and also my teaching career here at Pasona Education. It is very important for me to see my students enjoy learning Japanese in my lessons. In the long run, I wish my students from Pasona Education can achieve their dreams and move to Japan. It makes me really happy to hear news like this and to see talents being developed.