“Slow is Smooth Smooth is Fast”
If we want to understand the effective correlation between Speed and Accuracy which will also serve us to identify where and how we must work in training to improve or maximize these two parameters, we must first understand what ACCURACY and SPEED are for us on the perceptual, cognitive and motor plan
At this point gentlemen, however, it is up to you to choose at what level to treat the matter, if you want to do it on a superficial, amateur level by clinging to phrases like “slow is smooth, smooth is fast”, which have a technical index that does not exceed the simple advice based on common sense, then we have already said too much and my work can end here as your reading, because it would be useless to go on.
If, on the other hand, you want to embark on a journey with me in a “world” that is still very little known, however, we will have to go much deeper and arrive at a technical detail that is certainly much more complex but essential to be able to seriously address the subject and be able to begin to UNDERSTAND what we are really talking about.
For years I have been studying and researching methodologies and application schemes for the implementation of the cognitive sphere in the use and application of the firearm.
Because ladies and gentlemen, the key is there, the future will be based on the creation and strengthening of the perceptual and cognitive spheres that will have as a natural collateral the formation and maximization of motor patterns much more evolved and advanced than those of today, as is already happening in many sporting disciplines among the most important.
If only we could work a few hours together, a new world would open up, which is very complex to explain, but working on it you would understand that continuing to carry out training with the firearm based only on the mechanical level using pre-established, limited and fixed motor patterns is a bit like wanting to stay in the Middle Ages.
Perception> Cognition> Movement
Over these long years, much of my work has been based on researching which cognitive patterns can be applied to maximize and speed up the essential sequence.
perception> cognition> movement in the field of advanced training with firearms.
We must educate our brain through cognitive patterns to speed up the response to the stimulus, with perceptual patterns we must train the cerebellum to manage and maximize the control of each movement by generating effective immediate compensation responses, we must train the entire system to manage and process instantly enormous amount of flows of sensory information that allows us to adapt and compensate continuously, at the same time we have to train it to program the motor gesture and control its execution to perfection.
Accuracy is therefore the sum, the interaction and the perfect synergy of several work planes, which develop on a perceptive, cognitive and motor / biomechanical level.
Therefore at a perceptual level we will have to build in training schemes that allow us to increase these work planes indispensable for Accuracy, such as the perception of space / distance, the ability to vary the focal plane, the control of spatial and temporal coordinates. , that is the collimation between the perception and the acquisition of the target, on the motor level the biomechanical action with the firearm to align the target.
At the motor level, on the other hand, we will work on fine motor skills such as those relating to the grip, the action of the hand and finger on the trigger and the mechanical manipulation of the firearm and on levels of gross motor skills, such as: positions, posture, center of gravity control, dynamic displacements, adaptation and compensation to environmental conditions.
Although GRIP is the predominant aspect in mechanical control when we are static and the trigger is subordinated to the grip, the more dynamic we become, the greater the importance of the biomechanical sequences of postural compensation and the motor patterns that allow us to be able to maintain mechanical control. of the instrument (firearm) and therefore the accuracy even during the dynamic or unstable phase.
Minimize the distance, start to build accuracy at 3yds
(work of micro precision) with targets of reduced and progressive sizes, it means to be able to read and isolate also the micro mechanical errors especially coming from the action of the finger / trigger.
So it will be easier to clean, correct, perfect motor patterns and all the rest of the work planes.
Being able to consistently hit targets ranging from a few inches
(1 to 2 inches) to a few millimeters (3 to 30) at 3yds, means developing a level of accuracy that allows us to be able to hit larger targets at variable distances, but useful and compatible with the type of firearm we are using.
Building stability through the cognitive-sensory perception of instability. Remember that the greater the perception and the control of stability of the structure (our body) in static and dynamic condition, the greater our compensation capacity and the greater the control of the firearm.