Holy cow! Professional wrestling has come a long way since the days when it looked like wrestling. And so has “the manly art of self-defense” (to say nothing of the general concept of manliness).
While you can fault some, many or maybe even most of the LAPD training video’s submission techniques — and wonder why this video doesn’t include handcuffing the perps — at least the cops are being told they’re going to need to go hands-on.
Whether this reluctance is due to the arrival of TASERs, the Black Lives Matter anti-cop cultural bias or high-profile court cases against police using excessive force, a lot of today’s peace officers are reluctant to get physical,
In terms of methods of disarmament (which start at 13:04), the handgun disarm demonstrated shows that Krav Maga ain’t as new as some would believe. And neither are videos that show the perp putting the firearm within easy reach.
The long gun disarm is pretty sweet too. In fact, it’s pretty good stuff for anyone interested in learning close-quarters combat techniques. Even if you take just a few classes, it’s well worth your time. As always, perfect practice makes perfect. Oh, and nice hat!