I guess the title says it all. How much time does your club spend on drilling techniques vs. sparring/tire striking/shadow boxing/bag work etc.? Obviously drills have their place in martial arts. They can build proper form and timing for certain techniques. But personally I think a lot of FMA focus way too much on drills rather than actually training for fighting. In my experience, FMA that attract the most students are those that have a lot of fancy looking drills and can make you 'feel' like you are learning real skill. I think this video ([ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUiNJu41EGQ"]Doug Marcaida Ðšarambit Kali - YouTube[/ame]) is a good example of things that look cool but lack basic understanding.