You’ve conditioned your physique, studied the combat tactics, and chosen weapons. The only thing left to do is refine your technique. During a large-scale zombie outbreak, this will not be difficult, as your skills and experience will most likely be forged in battle. During peacetime, however, how do you ensure your skills remain as sharp as your battle axe? Through effective combat training exercises and simulations.
Depending on your situation, you may be training alone, with a single partner, or in a group. Each of these different situations has its pros and cons, but if you have the opportunity, you should incorporate all three elements into your training regimen. Also, be careful not to favor one type of training over another. There may be a time when you no longer have a team of individuals with whom to practice, and you will need to be well-versed in all methods of simulation training.
What are combat simulations, and how do they differ from fitness routines and other exercises? While the exercises described in other sections are used to keep your body fit and conditioned, simulations seek to replicate combat scenarios, situations, or interactions you may encounter during a zombie attack. By rehearsing these scenarios in simulation training, you increase your chances of success during an actual attack, and decrease the likelihood that you will experience battle paralysis or a panic attack when facing the living dead.