Self Defense Demonstrated

A practitioner of Gun Fu should be able to defend him or herself in any situation. To develop this skill in a safe practice environment, we have categorized the most common self defense problems which you might expect to encounter in real world situations. By developing confidence in responding to these attacks, you learn to defend yourself against the unknown attacker.

For testing purposes, students are required to produce a minimum of three immediate responses to each category of attack.  In actual testing, the self defense criteria would be met only when the sequence is run to completion, and the attacker is unable to continue.

Several years ago, we inserted a number of video clips demonstrating the unique nature of Ironcrane Gun Fu responses to attacks.   For purposes of illustration, we included clips demonstrating preliminary response moves. These clips were originally located in the Gun Fu Manual section of the site, and required a bit of exploration to be discovered. 

Well, at the suggestion of several visitors, we have created these several pages with the self defense clips labeled and easily accessed.   These video files are in the *.wmv format and will play on any modern version of Windows Media Player or comparable modern player (I prefer KMPlayer).  The videos should be played in a reduced size view for optimal clarity.  You will lose detail if you enlarge them on your screen.  Hopefully, they’ll prove to be enjoyable, and informative.

These clips are for entertainment and general informational purposes only.  Actual self defense should be practiced in a controlled environment emphasizing safety, and only under the direct supervision of a Black Belt instructor, and only after you have been cleared by your personal physician.

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