I was teaching a karate class some years ago, and I had a student whose father would go to the bar next door and imbibe while his son was getting strong and healthy. One day, after class, the father staggers in, and he actually has a gun, and he points it at me and tells me that that karate crap won’t do me any good if a guy has a gun. So I took the gun away from him and grinned.
It is possible to take a gun away from somebody, even if they are aiming it directly at you. I’m going to tell you how I took that fellow’s gun away from him.. That said, I don’t recommend risking your face against volatile discharge, and I do recommend giving your money to a fellow holding a gun on you, even considering what I am about to tell you in this article.
When somebody points a gun at you, you must consider which way the communication is flowing. The typical scenario is a fellow steps forward and points the gun at you, and he says he will shoot. The intent of the communication is towards you.
Moving at a speed, and in a way, that demonstrates total compliance, you raise your hands, and put them in a position that is best for what you are about to do. I have to tell you that you will have to decide what position is best, and you should do this through extensive practice. The most important point, however, is that you relax your muscles entirely and utterly and calm your mind.
Now, what you are waiting for is for the fellow to demand you give him your money. At this point the intent of the communication is away from you, and it is towards him. At this point he expects you to move towards him, an therefore he is not intending to shoot.
The trick behind this exercise, as I said, is to have utterly calm mind and totally relaxed muscles. Shift your head off the line of attack, away from the direction the gun will move in when you hit his wrist. Moving both hands you slap the inside of his wrist as you grab the gun.
Slapping the inside of his wrist will mess up his muscles, and there may be a discharge of the weapon, but the gun should have angled so it will miss you. With practice, and specifically practice of the technique and of the ability to be relaxed in one position in space, and then assume another position in space, you can actually refine your technique and try different methods of controlling the gun.
Having written the preceding, let me say that the technique won’t work if the fellow is not interested in getting your money, but rather in kidnapping you for purposes of domination, or if he is too far away, or if you just read this article and never practiced it…a few thousand times, I also want to say that the reason I wrote this article is for training purposes, for enlightenment of the individual in a life threatening situation, not to give you the idea that risking your life is more important than money. And, I want to let you know that it is going to be a lot of fun to go point a little laughter in his face when the fellow is caught and goes to trial.