Dynamic Movement Drills, Videos and Discussion.
The weather in in Vegas has been 100 degrees+ and over 70% humidity. Not the best weather for dynamic movement training at the range. Luckily I have my garage set up to train, at any time, in front of my swamp cooler. Here are a few videos I took of some of my dynamic movement drills with my G19 airsoft.
These are only drills....they are not techniques or tactics. They are drills designed to work on the concept of well rounded and completely versatile dynamic movement.
This first video is my "first shot" drill to the firing side. This drill is designed to work on the ability to nail that all important and the most difficult first shoot. I choose to work this turned around and blind to establish the very quick and instinctive index. This drill has improved my "first shot" capabilities significantly. This drill is shot at six yards
A few points to take note of are as follows;
(1) The "simultaneous" draw and move.
(2) The explosion off of the X (for a 46 year old guy)
(3) The cover garment clearance.
(4) Check out the first shot before the second step.
(5) The use of the support side hand to facilitate dynamic movement.
As we go throught theses clips, we need to think about the support side arm. The question that I pose is, how does a big power Fullback hold the football and use his arms when he is exploding towards the hole.....how does a smaller quicker Running Back hold the football and use his arms when he is in the open field. The difference between the two has to do with the "mission." The Fullback is looking to power his way through the line with explosive forward drive. They often hold the ball at the centerline with one arm under the ball and one arm over the ball to protect it for the inevitably contact.The Running back is looking to be faster, quicker, and more illusive. He cradels the ball in one arm and uses both arms to facilitate balance, speed, explosiveness, directional changes, cut backs, and jukes. By watching the two different running styles it becomes very obvious which running syle is more condusive to not being hit.
WTS, do not take your support side arm out of the dynamic movement equation, unless you have too.
What is going through my mind?
The focal point is the only thing going through my mind. Everything else is on auto pilot. But I am locked in on the spot that I want to hit. I can not adequetely express how important that is.
The clip can be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx-sWFQj3aA