"Loyalty - Integrity - Excellence"
Integrity means these principles and the rightness of character.
Excellence is a never ending journey. It is never being 'Good Enough', never finding complacency in mediocrity or accepting it as the norm.
There are several training progressions within each of these levels. Each skill is dissected to its components and practiced individually, eventually merging with other skills to create a superior marksman with a strong mastery of the fundamentals.
We train to a much higher standard, therefore we achieve much higher results in those that we train. It is not good enough to pass a qualification; we look to shoot a perfect qualification every time!
When we rank, we strive for Distinguished Expert, Expert only means that we have more training to do.
Anyone can show someone how to shoot a gun - just put your finger on the trigger and pull - but it takes a superior training program and Instructors to develop the student into a solid and superior marksman. This is our business here at NJFA.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."