I’ve taken a bunch of self-defense classes. My biggest take-away? Every situation is different. You never know what’s gonna happen, and so you try to be prepared, realizing that all your training may not be enough to save your butt when push comes to shove. On the other hand, any training is better than no training, and some of the best training involves what to do when you are presented with a situation the involves somebody using superior force against you.
The video above shows you a technique for disarming an attacker when he has a gun and you are either unarmed, or can’t get to your weapon. I’ve learned this technique in a self-defense class, and I’ve got to say it’s pretty cool. I don’t know if I’d be able to pull it off if I was the one being confronted, but if anything would save my butt, it would be this. No word, however on what to do if you’ve got two or three armed thugs confronting you. I suspect it would come down to prayer, but if you know of a way to go all Steven Segal on the bad guys – and live to tell about it, like Dumbo, I’m all ears.