How do you split your training time?

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    Question How do you split your training time?

    Just wondering how people split up their training hours between:

    1.Range
    2.Dry Fire
    3.Unarmed
    4.Knife
    5.'Blunt' instrument e.g. kopo stick
    6.Mental aspects/Awareness training etc.
    7.Whatever else
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    Phill - I confess to some degree of sloth - due to age!!

    I no longer adopt any specific schedule - I do any aspect as and when I think of it or when convenient. Range time is when I can make it but dry fire is usually on a whim at some stage of day in the office. Knife too is similar - stand up - retrieve and deploy - can I still do it well enough?

    I can no longer achieve what I could 20 and more years ago but - reckon to maintain best fluency I can. I notice muscle memory with gun in particular is rarely too degraded - it appears in hand as an extension and always feel natural - I am glad for all the shooting over my lifetime that helped build that.

    I practice observational skills at all times all days - that is one thing I do not let slip.
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    I try to mix it up some. Mostly dry fire and soft air drill as I don't have to leave the house to practice.

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    I would say, in descending order of importance:

    1). The gym
    2). Rest (you make crappy decisions when you're tired)
    3). Shooting
    4). Reloading (that includes research and test fires)
    5). Knife research
    6). Knife sharpening for personal use

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    I read someplace where it took maybe 3 thousand iterations to implant muscle memory with say drawing your firearm. Dry fire seemed to help when I got stupid and pulled the trigger instead of squeeze, I just didn't do it enough but feel it was important. Thanks for the reminder, maybe I should get back to dry fire, it would help to strengthen my arms.
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    According to Kelly McCann in his Combat Shooting video series (by Paladin) 'muscle memory', which we might define as unconsious action, takes half a million reps or more. This would be something like an assembly worker type of thing. Five to ten thousand reps gets you to a 'familiarity' stage, where you are less likely to f-up, but the action still needs conscious direction.
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    Mental - daily.
    PT - daily.
    Dry fire - daily.
    Empty hand - twice weekly or more (sparring less than monthly).
    Range time - weekly or biweekly.
    Bladed weapon drills - biweekly or less (sparring less than monthly).
    Baton/yawara drills - monthly or less (sparring less than monthly).
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    Mental: most of the time

    Empty-hand: 15-20 hours per week, this is also my PT (yeah, I know...I'm obsessed)

    Knives and/or impact weapons (kubotan, koppo, travel-wrench, stinger): several times per week if not every day

    Dry fire: almost every day

    Range: not as often as I'd like...once every week or ten days if I'm lucky, once or twice a month otherwise.
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    Mentality-- everyday

    Workout-- 3 to 4 times per week

    Dryfire minium of 5 to max of 7 days per week

    Range-- 1 x per week

    Instruction/trainning-- 2 to 3 times per year

    Knives--- i know very little on this subject but will in the future

    empty hand-- no training other than what I've been thru in my life

    Blunt object--- zero!

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