So I had to drive my fiance's mother's 2nd gen CR-V yesterday. It's a manual, believe it or not. As I adjusted everything and tested out the controls I realized I was in trouble - to touch the gas while my foot was on the brake would have required a strange contortion involving nearly lifting my ass out of the seat. My first manual car is my Miata I've had for 3 years. I figured out how to heel-toe within about a week of buying it and I haven't done anything different since then, so I never learned any other way.
I decided that my plan would be to brake a little early and try to downshift before starting a turn. That worked, in that I was drive it, but it completely threw off my sense of timing so I either went into turns too fast or too slow, and sometimes I still ended up shifting as I was starting a turn. That didn't cause any problems at reasonable speeds but I know that's a bad habit.
So my question is: what is the "proper" method? Surely these European countries I've heard about where you have to take your test on a manual have this figured out. My fiance's family all drive manuals, and from observing them I see that they either just lug the engine through the turn and shift afterward, shift during the turn, or just don't bother rev-matching at all.