WHY DRY FIRE IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN GOING TO THE RANGE – via Center Mass Group

WHY DRY FIRE IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN GOING TO THE RANGE

By Chris Sajnog

CMG-Logo-Header21Ok, I’ll admit it. Convincing you that dry fire is more effective than going to the range is a tall order. How in the world could NOT firing a gun make you a better shooter? Well, I’m up to the challenge and to do it – I’m not even going to talk about dry fire!

Wax on, wax off. Don’t forget to breathe, very important.

Many years ago, when I first started learning Goju-Ryu karate, my sensei had a strange way of teaching this martial art. Much like Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid, before I was allowed to use any technique in sparring, he had me do the single move over-and-over until it was perfect.  I didn’t have to wax any cars or paint any fences (although I did paint the inside of the dojo), but I did have to perform nothing but an upper block for 6 months before I was allowed to progress on to a new move. 

That’s right: I trained every day for 6 months to learn the perfect upper block.  Then one day, as I was practicing, my sensei started throwing punches at my face without any forewarning.  I easily blocked every punch he threw. Master that he was, he knew that by making me repeat the perfect block in practice I would be prepared for the real punch in life.  And I was ready! Through his instruction, I had trained my joints and muscles to move along a single path so many times that they were unconsciously able to remember that path with amazing speed and ease. Through my training, I had mastered muscle memory.

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