During the Battle Pistol Level-II course I introduce students to “Shooting-on-the-Move”. An important criteria of accomplishing this task is a “don’t”. Don’t TRIP! During an attack, getting our butt moving can be an effective technique to avoid injury. The principle is really simple and easily understood by almost anyone….”a moving target is more difficult to hit effectively than a stationery target”. Of course “movement” is a relative term, but even a man walking (3 mph) in a straight line induces increased difficulty of shot placement when compared to a stationery paper target. If the target is moving rapidly the difficulty of addressing it is again increased and if that target adds erratic movement even more difficulty will tax our ability to place shots where they count. Although there are moments one should be rock solid and stationery, for the most part when I’m in the open I want to be that moving target. This dynamic element of fighting isn’t new, it has been used in martial arts from the creations of those disciplines and probably as far back as the stone ages. Shooting-on-the-Move is however I think better described as Fighting-on-the-Move. Boxers, wrestlers, and students of the martial arts would think this term rather funny because they are almost always on the move while fighting. But soon as we place a gun in the hands of any of them, they seem to be planted on earth as if their feet were imbedded in a rock hard chunk of concrete. Not surprising because most range facilities provide a place to stand (or sit) while shooting and almost everyone starts that way. Not a bad way to start, it simplifies the learning process and increases safety. And, not everyone who learns how to shoot a gun does it with the intention of defending themselves or others. For those who wish to improve their skills of self-defense and have mastered the basics of gun handling and marksmanship, they may want to consider implementing some dynamics of body movement into their bag of tricks. .