Self Defense Techniques Against Guns and Pistols

These self defense techniques against guns and pistols are good to practice in a controlled and save environment. Use a toy gun, though.

But I want to give you a word of caution: Unless you have mastered every phase of Karate, or another martial art, you should not attempt to defend yourself against a gun, pistol or knife threat.

Doing so may put your life at risk of injury or death.

My intention here is to show you 4 basic techniques to practice, but not to encourage an amateur to take a foolish risk in a moment of extreme danger.

First Situation

In this situational drill, your assailant presses a pistol into your back.

Self Defense Techniques Against Guns and Pistols

Self Defense Techniques Against Guns and Pistols



HOW TO DEFEND: First, try to distract his attention with a slight, innocent movement of your hand. Be careful, though. You don't want to startle him causing him to shoot you then and there!

Then quick-as-a-flash, step back & slash downward against his gun hand. Smash away until drops gun.

Second Situation

An opponent holds a pistol against the back of your head. Not a nice position to be in!

Self Defense Techniques Against Guns and Pistols

Self Defense Techniques Against Guns and Pistols



HOW TO DEFEND: In this self defense technique against guns, you also distract your assailant's attention with nonchalant movement of the hand.

Then you quickly step back and slash across your rear, striking his wrist or forearm.

Next, turn your body away from the gun and smash opponent with Karate blows until he crumbles.

Third Situation

In this situational drill your opponent presses a gun against your stomach.

Self Defense Techniques Against Guns and Pistols

Self Defense Techniques Against Guns and Pistols




HOW TO DEFEND: Slash downward on opponent's gun hand. Follow thru by grasping arm and twisting it, forcing opponent to drop pistol. Then deliver repeated Karate blows.

Fourth Situation

In this last self defense technique against guns, your opponent holds a gun at the side of his hips about a foot away from you. What do you do?

Self Defense Techniques Against Guns and Pistols

Self Defense Techniques Against Guns and Pistols



HOW TO DEFEND: Distract your opponent's attention with your hand.

As he looks up, slash left hand down and across, grab the gun, and deliver a punch to your opponent's Adam's apple with right hand.


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