Shooting

Vera Koo: Is the End of a Shooting Career in Her Sights?

Vera Koo: Is the End of a Shooting Career in Her Sights?

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published December 16, 2015 Vera Koo describes why she is looking at the end of her shooting career, and reflects on her decision. Some of my shooting friends like to remind me that I have been two years away from retirement for the...

Vera Koo: Why I am Retiring from Shooting Sports

Vera Koo: Why I am Retiring from Shooting Sports

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published July 3, 2018 I was precise in everything I did throughout my sport shooting career. I was precise in the way I practiced. I was precise in the way I ate in the weeks leading up to a match. I was precise in the way I...

Staving Off Physical and Mental Deterioration with a New Sport

Staving Off Physical and Mental Deterioration with a New Sport

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published January 28, 2020 After I turned 70 and later retired from competitive shooting, I knew I needed to find ways to keep my body in shape and my mind sharp. I cannot ignore the facts. I am getting old. I have turned 73 last...

Making the Transition from Pistols to Shotguns

Making the Transition from Pistols to Shotguns

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published November 14, 2019 After I turned 70 and later retired from competitive shooting, I knew I needed to find ways to keep my body in shape and my mind sharp. I cannot ignore the facts. I am getting old. I will turn 73 later...

In Search of the Perfect Athlete, a Dressage Horse

In Search of the Perfect Athlete, a Dressage Horse

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published October 21, 2019 He wanted to find a perfect athlete who demonstrated focus. One who maintained their body and avoided injury. One who had the mental makeup to not only handle thousands of hours of practice, but also the...

Love at First Shot: Vera Koo, the Shooting Sports and Mentoring

Love at First Shot: Vera Koo, the Shooting Sports and Mentoring

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published July 31, 2019 When NRA Women asked me to appear on an episode of the online television show “Love at First Shot,” I agreed to do it because I thought it was a chance to give back to the shooting sports. In particular, it...

Women and the Gun Movement

Women and the Gun Movement

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published March 13, 2019 Vera Koo describes the modern-day women’s gun movement and highlights viable women’s shooting organizations throughout the world. ~BB Victoria Knowles-Lacks describes her gun club in simple terms. “We shoot,...

Vera Koo: Why Women Learn from a Female Instructor

Vera Koo: Why Women Learn from a Female Instructor

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published June 28, 2016 I have been blessed throughout my shooting career to learn from some great teachers and mentors, men such as Jim O’Young. I never had a female instructor. For me, this was OK. I wanted to advance my knowledge...

Vera Koo: On What’s Next after the Shooting Sports

Vera Koo: On What’s Next after the Shooting Sports

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published July 26, 2018 I hear many people talk about what they want to do “some day.” Too often, though, “some day” never arrives until the window of opportunity has closed and they can no longer do what they always said they wanted...

How to Become a Public Speaker and Influencer

How to Become a Public Speaker and Influencer

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published June 17, 2019 More than 20 years ago, my husband, Carlos, and I attended a self-improvement seminar. Probably 100 people were there, and we were all asked to stand up and say what we were afraid of. In an interesting twist,...

Retro WON: Benefits of Outdoor Sports and Activities

Retro WON: Benefits of Outdoor Sports and Activities

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, January 23, 2020 When I moved from Hong Kong to the United States at 12 years old, I did not understand the obsession this country has with sports. Years later, I now see why Americans put such value on sports. Sports teach you...

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