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Practice Improves Aim

Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:43 am


27th Ashan, 719

There was a form of comfort in repetition. When a series of movement became more and more natural through endless breaks of practice, that left room for the mind to think about something else while the body was performing that series of movements. That in turn allowed one to move on to the next step in the process of learning a more complicated task.

In this case, hard work, and endless breaks of practice were finally starting to pay off in that both the throwing knife and the shuriken were starting to feel natural in her hand now. Ari'sora didn't have to think about where she was placing her fingers when she held one as much as she once had. And she was starting to get the feel of how to shift the small projectile weapons from a position of rest in her hand into one where she could throw them quickly should their be need.

That allowed her to switch her focus from the motions of the actual throw itself to the things that came along with it. Taking aim, for example. Such a simple phrase...but one that was much easier said than done. You couldn't just look at what you wanted to hit, and throw the weapon you were holding at it. Not if you wanted to have any hope of actually striking your target, at least. You had to have a feel for distance so you would be able to tell at a glance how far you were from your target. That was important because knowing that would tell you how much force you had to put into your throw before the weapon would even make it all the way to the target, never mind strike it with enough force to do some damage.

The strength and direction of the wind was another factor since a strong wind could easily blow a throwing knife or shuriken off its mark. If the wind was blowing, you had to take that into consideration, and adjust your aim so that the wind would hopefully blow your weapon towards your target, or lend force to its flight, not blow it off course, or steal its momentum.

There were other factors to take into consideration as well, but those were the two that Ari'sora knew the most about. So they were what she wanted to work on in the time she had before her mentor showed up for her official lesson.

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