My favorite TKD black belt is back for more instruction on how to get shot! In today’s installment, Sensei Jeff explains how to get shot in the spine and/or lungs. And here is our time index commentary:
- 0:28 – Generally, people who know what they’re doing don’t get close enough to touch you with their gun.
- 0:37 – He says “let’s slow that down”, and I was thinking “that first run wasn’t the slo-mo version?” If you move that glacially when someone has a gun on you, you’re going to get shot. A bunch.
- 1:00 – “Be careful not to hurt his elbow”. WHAT. If someone has a gun on me, I want to hurt them the worst ways I possibly can.
- 1:19 – And we’re back to “packing the slide”. My delicate brain can’t handle this.
- 1:23 – At least this time he didn’t mention that it might be booby-trapped.
So far, this is the worst gun takeaway video yet. There are legitimate times that a gun takeaway might be your only option. The problem is that if you’re using Sensei Jeff’s methods, you’re going to get shot. Lots.
I would even say that in those situations you’re better off trying to use strikes such as punches, elbows, and knees to disable your attacker in a situation like that, as wrestling for control of a gun is generally a bad idea that only works out well in TV and movies. Tomorrow we’ll have our last Lesson from Sensei Jeff, on how to get shot then mildly injure your attacker!