Thanks a lot. I will start doing this daily as of tonight. Great analogy. As a martial artist it really drove the point home.One of the best drills to practice is one that hones your grip on your sidearm. And it will improve your accuracy and consistency.
Get a small postit, the 3" square ones are fine, and stick it on a door. Then back up so that you are 5 or 6 feet away from it. There are five things you are going to practice with this drill: draw, shooting stance, grip, sight alignment, and trigger discipline. This is like studying martial arts. You learn how to properly perform the moves, punches, kicks, blocks, and attacks. You are taught all of this and a lot more in order to give you a bucket of tools from which to draw upon should the need arise. However when on the street and needing to use your skills, you'll resort to what works best for you. This drill with the postit note is the same thing. You want to learn proper technique to the point where it becomes second nature and you naturally resort to muscle memory training. However, in reality anything can happen. But you need the basics and the tools to be cast into your being.
Of the five parts of the drill, one of the most important is your grip. The basic rule is 60/40. This means that 60% of the force used to hold and steady that gun should come from your support hand and 40% from your shooting hand. And you want to really grip that gun firmly with most of the gripping force coming from your support hand. This has multiple benefits. It gives you a steady platform from which to fire, a steady sight picture, improves your trigger discipline, and increases your rate of fire. Use the postit note and start at a normal controlled speed that allows you to do the exercises properly. Over time and repetition, your speed will naturally increase. Your goal is to be able to draw your gun from concealment and deliver two shots at a minimum, within two seconds. Of course, you are not going to be "shooting" your gun in your home. But simulate it with dry fire on the first shot and a pull of the trigger on the second one... don't break your trigger.
Do this every day, maybe 25 to 50 times in each session and you'll be amazed how you'll look in two months. Just make sure you concentrate on that grip. It really does work.