Can you focus?

How do you bring out the best in yourself? According to Christina Bengtsson – Swedish CISM athlete, world champion in precision shooting and Air Force officer – the answer lies in the word “focus”. It is a phenomenon she has spent her whole career exploring and she warns us that part of the next generation may not possess this ability. Currently, our intense society keeps vying for our attention via media and technology and this is distracting us from breaking personal records. In her TEDx-talk, Christina teaches us how to stay present and shares her captivating story of literally going from zero to hero by using the power of focus.

Christina Bengtsson is a world class athlete, author, lecturer, entrepreneur, and military officer in the Swedish Armed Forces. Her book ”The art of focus – 10,9” gives us tangible advice on how to control our thoughts and stay focused in both our professional and personal life. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Watch the video here 

The book named “The Art of Focus: 10,9” has recently been translated into the English language so not only the Scandinavian natives can read all about this interesting matter.

Christina is willing to come to you and tell her story on focussing in shooting. This could be an excellent opportunity foy you on that level to firstly learn about the art of focus, and secondly too see what a success a carreer within the CISM arena can bring out!

Visit Christina’s website:  or order the book here

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Regional CISM Shooting championship Switzerland 2017

Preparations are being done to get everything ready for the Regional CISM Pistol & Rifle championship in the Guentelsey ranges near Thun (SUI). Not less then 20 nations will participate in this populair event. The popularity grows as the professional Swiss CISM team has proven to be able to host a perfect championship for many continuing years and the scores were often this high that many times ISSF and CISM records were equalised or even broken.

Keep an eye on this website as we will inform you as always about the championship.


Training Manual for Officials, Shooting Regulations CISM Cadet Games 2018

The NEW Rules and the Training Manuals for the Officials for Shooting at the Cadet Games 2018 are ready.

Now all rules & regulations are ready for training officials, organisers and athletes.

I will inform the CISM HQ in Brussel to put this information on the CISM Website as well as you can find it here on the CSC Shooting website.
It was a huge job to get these papers complete and according to specifications and I hope they will form the base for a successful Shooting Competition at the Cadet Games 2018.

Here you will find 5 different official files:
Shooting Regulations Cadet Games
Training Manual for Officials for the CISM Cadet Pistol Match 25m
Training Manual for Officials for the 300m CISM Cadet RIFLE Match
Training Manual for Officials for the 300m CISM Cadet
Training Manual for Officials for the CISM Cadet Rapid Fire Pistol Match 25m

colonel Bruno Wolfensberger,
president CSC Shooting


CISM Regional Switzerland 2017

LCol Wanner (SUI)

From October 2nd – 6th 2017, the Swiss CISM team will organise a CISM Regional championship. LCol Christian WANNER, the new chief of Swiss CISM Shooting  welcomes the teams at the Guntelsey shooting ranges.

The invitation has been sent to the invited nations and as the organiser is focusing on a “regional” tournament (more Europe and only a few selected other nations) a few nations had to be disappointed for not being able to participate. As there were not enough accommodations and infrastructures due to the cause of renovations in the barracks and of course as the date of the final entry has already passed and the maximum of participants and nations have been reached. All nations however  are kindly invited to join the next CISM Shooting World Championships 2018, held in Switzerland (29.05.18-06.06.2018)

The invitation and program can be found here: Invitation Shooting Switzerland 2017

Internationales Pistolenturnier in Salzburg-Liefering

Salzburg-Liefering, 01. September 2017  – Von 29. bis 31. August fand ein Internationales Pistolenturnier des Internationalen Militärsportverbandes CISM in Salzburg-Liefering statt.

Internationaler Militärsportverband CISM

Der Internationale Militärsportverband CISM (Conseil International du Sport Militaire) ist neben dem Internationalen Olympischen Komitee einer der größten Sportverbände der Welt. Nahezu deckungsgleich mit der Grundidee der Olympischen Bewegung bezweckt auch CISM, über den sportlichen Wettkampf Angehörige von Streitkräften aus aller Welt zusammenzuführen, um einander kennen- und verstehen zu lernen. Der offizielle Beitritt Österreichs zum CISM erfolgte am 7. Juli 1958 als 23. Mitgliedsland, mittlerweile zählt Österreich zu einem der aktivsten Mitgliedsstaaten.

Das Turnier

Teilnehmer aus vier europäischen Ländern (Tschechien, Schweden, Ukraine und dem Gastgeberland Österreich) nahmen an diesem Turnier teil. Im Einzel- und Team-Wettbewerb stellen die Teilnehmer ihr Können unter Beweis.


Den Einzelwettbewerb in Präzision- und Schnellfeuer gewann Tomas Tehan aus Tschechien mit dem Gesamtergebnis von 584 Punkten vor dem Punktegleichen Oleksanr Petriv aus der Ukraine und Mikael Nilsson aus Schweden mit insgesamt 577 Punkten. Die Österreicher Karl Pavlis und Andreas Auprich belegten die Plätze 4 und 5.

Den Teamwettbewerb in Präzision- und Schnellfeuer gewann das Team aus der Ukraine mit einer Gesamtpunkteanzahl von 1.722 Punkten vor dem schwedischen Team mit 1.714 Punkten, während das tschechische Team den dritten Platz mit insgesamt 1.699 Punkten errang. Knapp dahinter landete das österreichische Team mit 1.697 Punkten auf dem undankbaren vierten Platz.

In der Disziplin Militärisches Schnellfeuer belegte Andreas Auprich (Österreich) punktegleich mit Tomas Tehan (Tschechien) den zweiten Platz mit 584 Punkten vor dem Drittplatzierten Oleksandr Petriv (Ukraine) mit 582 Punkten.

Österreich gewinnt den Teamwettbewerb

Den Teamwettbewerb im Militärischen Schnellfeuer gewann das österreichische Team mit 1.730 Punkten vor dem Team aus der Ukraine mit 1.722 Punkten und den tschechischen Kameraden mit 1.712 Punkten.

Gesamtsieger aller Bewerbe wurde Tomas Tehan mit einer Gesamtpunktezahl von 2.332 vor Oleksanr Petriv (Ukraine) mit 2.327 Punkten und dem Österreicher Andreas Auprich mit 2.310 Punkten.

Ein Bericht der Redaktion Militärkommando Salzburg / Bilder: Helmut Steger click here

(source: Redaktion Militärkommando Salzburg click here )

Closing dinner Regional CISM Shooting championship Austria 2017

On August 31st the awards were handed out by Brigadier General Heinz Hufler and a closing dinner was presented. The president of the CISM Sport Committee Shooting Colonel Bruno Wolfensberger thanked the General for giving the opportunity to organise this event in Salzburg. A special thank you and appreciation also to Warrant Officer Andreas Sodl who not only organised this championship but also showed some special “Friendship through sport“. He managed to supply the Ukraine pistol team with guns and ammunition – free of charge – as they were not permitted to take their own shooting equipment out of their country. Here we can see that by standing together  the people in military sports can overcome political barriers. The participants stayed at the Schwarzenbergkaserne in Salzburg which are near to the Liefering shooting ranges and were well presented.

Complete results list: Results

Pictures by Organising Committee.(click 2x to enlarge full picture)