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User avatar #98 - thegrayfox (01/15/2014) [-]
One mistake though, he should've moved his head slightly to the side. He was betting on his speed, which won't work every time.

You need to do all 3 motions simultaneously: the wrist strike, gun misdirection and head movement. Otherwise, you might end up with a hole in your head.
User avatar #123 to #98 - muchasmarcos (01/15/2014) [-]
a slight sidestep is enough for that. i'm a body guard and am trained to disarm people who wield: guns, knifes, swords and even chairs.
User avatar #139 to #123 - thegrayfox (01/15/2014) [-]
Not really gonna get into a pissing contest about credentials, but I've trained a martial art for 7 years and I've trained with our country's special forces specifically about close combat with firearms.

A sidestep can be problematic. You need to move your entire body. A slight movement from the waist up, focusing on head movement more is more than enough and it's easier to do, especially if it's a cramped space. Conditions don't always allow you to move, but you'll never find yourself in a situation where you can't move your neck. It's fine as long as you keep your spine straight.
User avatar #195 to #139 - muchasmarcos (01/16/2014) [-]
Uh the thing about the disarming was just a joke alltho i realy am a trained bodyguard. Sidesteps are fairy usefull if you can keep your balance (i practiced tai chi and tae kwang do so these things just add to one another when in a real close quarters situation), in the army our instructor taught us specifically how to use sidesteps to disarm someone since it does allow you to do it faster and avoid being shot in the head...
User avatar #196 to #195 - thegrayfox (01/16/2014) [-]
Key words at the end of your sentence: "avoid being shot in the head".

It's faster and easier to move your head, than it is to move your entire body. Your arms and head are faster than your torso. It's just a quicker method with no risk involved in tripping on something.

You never know what's on the ground next to you, a rock, a bottle, a puddle to slip on.

The method I was taught, and teach others is just safer and faster. Problem with how he did it was, even if the shooter wasn't as quick as him, but only took a shot by accident, the guy would still end up with a hole in his head. Always move the head first.
User avatar #197 to #196 - muchasmarcos (01/16/2014) [-]
Thanks for the advice. I'll try to do some practice on that during sparring with my colleagues.
User avatar #198 to #197 - thegrayfox (01/17/2014) [-]
You won't regret it.
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