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    Default Question for PGF alumni

    I am working on scheduling a couple more PGF classes and thought there might be some value posting a video with some exercises that would help students prepare for the class. I am talking skill based exercises rather than general fitness stuff (though they will certainly help in that arena as well).

    I am thinking things like the bridging exercises, shrimping movements, etc. Easy to put that together but wanted to see of you guys have some ideas.

    The vid would both be to help promote the class as well as help guys get a jump on the material.

    Thanks
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    Gotta show the seat belt.
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    - Shrimping
    - the get-up/transition from on your back to standing (where we were kicking feet in the air).
    - defending with your feet while on your back; seems like a lot of guys struggled with laying flat instead of switching side to side.
    - unbendable arm

    Also standing up with a pistol maybe?

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    Its a skill that everyone should already have as a goal; This class drives home how important mindlessness of the draw is. With all the strange and unorthodox positions a student will find themselves in all while trying to manage every type of sensory information the less brain power spent on getting the gun out to shoot the bad guys taint the better.

    A quick note on safe ways to fall could so be worth while for those whom haven't spent their life rough housing.
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    Thanks guys. Will need to break this up into a couple vids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkface View Post
    This class drives home how important mindlessness of the draw is. With all the strange and unorthodox positions a student will find themselves in all while trying to manage every type of sensory information the less brain power spent on getting the gun out to shoot the bad guys taint the better.
    Yes. The gun, the knife, the spare magazines, the other guy's gun and tools.
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    That would be great Brent. Is this the two day class? When are you thinking about doing it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedLeg0811 View Post
    That would be great Brent. Is this the two day class? When are you thinking about doing it?
    Woodinville, WA - end of January. Probably, still have to work some details. The good news is since this is my dojo the logistics are a lot simpler. It seems like it wasn't that long ago that we did PGF there but I want to do it again.

    In discussions to schedule a class in the KC area early next year. Also have gotten some interest in another class in CO, but just barely starting conversations on that one.
    Brent Yamamoto
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    I'll very likely be at this class in January helping Brent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkface View Post
    Its a skill that everyone should already have as a goal; This class drives home how important mindlessness of the draw is. With all the strange and unorthodox positions a student will find themselves in all while trying to manage every type of sensory information the less brain power spent on getting the gun out to shoot the bad guys taint the better.
    I absolutely agree. This was probably the most common thing I saw people mess up at the last PGF I attended. I saw a lot of instances where people grabbed a handful of shirt instead of their pistol. Not only should your draw be mindless, but also clearing your shirt and drawing with only one hand should be mindless. To the people who attend PGF, I highly recommend dry practicing your one-handed draw.

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