Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Introduction to shooting on the move with acceleration

Shooting on the move is considered somewhat of a controversial topic because the choice between shooting on the move or simply running to cover is so highly contextual.  The main focus of this block is to illuminate the students’ deficiencies when trying to shoot difficult targets while on the move.  Furthermore, we want to illuminate how their defensive accuracy may be better than they realize when shooting on the move with an up-close target.

The first drill is very simple: have the student set up at three or four start positions depending on the size of your class and have them run to the second cone, not completely lateral to them but lateral with slightly forward progress.  So make it a little bit easier to turn the hips but they’ll get the basics of a moving platform and squaring up on a target.

Place the targets about 7 yards away whereby at the end of the drill they will simply go to a compressed high-ready stool position and go back in line.  Go a few times each direction where essentially they are shooting on the move taking a heel-toe step basically trying to be as stable as possible.  You don’t necessarily have to go too far into the techniques because honestly you’ll be shocked how well they’ll learn on their own to stabilize their upper torso just by mitigating their laser movements.  Their diagnostics of dot not dashes tends to carry over to not just their trigger mechanics but their overall body stability as they’re shooting on the move on this close target.  The demo starts off talking about heel-toe and turning the hips with respect to the direction of the movement of the legs.  Don’t do any of the crab side crawl or any of those motions which you may have seen on the internet.

Video of Sample Class Related to This Block

The sample videos below are to help you see how this instruction is actually taught. Now, this is not the only way to instruct, but it is shown to give you an example.