Home Handguns What’s Wrong With This Picture: Circle Jerk Edition HandgunsPersonal Defense What’s Wrong With This Picture: Circle Jerk Edition By Robert Farago - October 24, 2011 18 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Obscure Object of Desire: The West German JP Sauer Western Marshal .22 Revolver Kentucky AG: Cities Can’t Prevent Employees From Carrying Firearms on the Job Civilian Disarmament: When Guns Are Outlawed, Criminals Will Use Bows and Arrows 18 COMMENTS I fail to see the point in this exercise. Reply The point, if this is a gun with the safety off or no safety, is simple. If you are afraid that the person holding the gun [presumably with a finger on the trigger] is too timid to shoot you, just pull the gun forward and down. This pulls the trigger against the trigger finger. Thus, you are ensured of a shot at point blank range into your chest or gut. A very good way to commit suicide. Reply Well of course you can disarm them all when they wait for you Kung Fu movie style. Are these people even TRYING to hold on to the gun? Reply Circle Jerks? More like Black Flag. The instructor bears a resemblance to Henry Rollins. Reply +1 Reply Jerky-Jitsu classes! Reply Just in case you’re ever attacked by a gang sporting training guns and severe carpal tunnel syndrome. Reply As someone who’s been taking Krav Maga for just about a year, I can safely say my instructor (let alone my classmates) would bust a gut if someone suggested that for a drill. Then slap ’em. :p Reply +1 Best thing about Krav Maga and its training methods: They work you to the point of extreme exhaustion and THEN you attempt to execute a combat and defensive maneuver at full speed when your adrenaline is pumping. As opposed to this insane maneuver and Candy Land drill. This is also the first gun disarm drill that I have ever seen, which involves you staying in the line of sight of the gun barrel. Reply I love that dance! Yada dada dada da yada dada da da!Now everybody! Reply Looks like a good way to get shot to me. Reply Perhaps he should do the drill with loaded airsoft guns. Reply Circle Jerk describes it exactly. Reply The second drill shows the students pistol whipping the instructor for not teaching them anything. Reply This is what happens when your instructor is an experienced kamikazi pilot. Reply It is surprising how often ‘martial arts’ schools assume no resistance when practicing hold breaks and stuff like this absurdity… -D Reply 1. You should never be that close to an adversary with your pistol out. 2. If you ARE that close to an adversary, your pistol should never be out at arms length, but as close in to your body as possible. 3. Due to reasons one and two, this video is just silly. Reply Self-defense malpractice. As Don notes above, many if not most martial arts schools don’t practice their techniques against real opposition. “Opposition” isn’t just resistance, either. Many years ago I went to check out a karate studio, and the head instructor, clearly wanting to impress a prospective student, told me to hold the point of a rubber knife to his throat and to stick him if he moved. His disarm would have worked fine if I had tried to stick him in the throat, but as soon as he moved I pulled the knife back instead and gave him a nice poke under the ribs. Whoops. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.