Have you ever shot somebody? Yes, you, on the show. Oh, yeah! Multiple times, in fact. Yeah, that’s true. I can think of two different episodes. [Brian’s voice echos in the distance]
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Close quarters rifle defense. All right, so we’re back again at Lion’s Krav
Maga in Austin, Texas. We’ve got Katie, we’ve got Erika, we’ve got
Eddy. What are we learning this time? We are going to learn how to defend against
a threat with a rifle. Oh, thank god. I mean, it’s like I don’t want to make light of it,
this is an important skill to know how to do, right? Yeah, in the wasteland when you’ve got your
millwall brick and you encounter some guy with a rifle, you gotta know how to defend
yourself.>>Katie: Exactly. Let’s see it, Erika. [guttural noises] Erika, his finger wasn’t even on the trigger,
relax. [laughter]>>Erika: I’m not going to check. Okay, that was just as ferocious as I had
anticipated. Can we see it again?
>>Erika: Yep! [guttural noises] That’s like seven moves! I’m not going to remember any of that.>>I’m not going to remember any of that. Uh, okay. Walk me through what you’re doing here. So obvious threat is there’s the barrel of a
gun in my face, so we’d want to redirect it out of my face.>>Brian: And that’s your non-dominant hand, just across to get it out of the way. Yep, and then as you redirect, hand comes
up to your face because you are going to punch him in the face. Pop the gun up to get it loose, grab the butt
of the gun, and just scrape it all the way down him. Jab, and then you’re back. I have the weapon. Can I experience this? Don’t put your finger on the trigger though,
seriously, because it’ll break your finger. Oh, really?! That’s why he wasn’t doing it. Yeah, all four fingers on the- That’s good to know!>>Katie: Yeah, I guess we maybe should have mentioned that.
>>Brian: I mean, it would be really weird for me to
injure my hand on the show. I was about to say, it would be so hilarious–
he hurts his hand every episode. Okay, all right. The most important thing is don’t get shot. Right. Okay? So, I’m going to let Erika get shot. I know, I’m like… So I’m going to remove the barrel from in
front of me, and then I’m immediately going to come in and make you think about something
else.>>Brian: Okay, yep. All right? Boom, here. And then this goes, pow right in your face, yeah. Now why do you do the pop? You’ve already got the barrel,>>Erika: Good question.
why do you do the pop instead of just, do it like that? Well, because it’s slower, for one. If I go like this, it’s slower and this also
a more explosive movement. The difference between, put your hand out
and hold it right here. Okay. So I’m going to push it down, don’t let me
push it down. Okay. It’s consistent pressure, right? All right, now it’s going to be inconsistent,
explosive pressure. Oh! Gotcha.
Okay, that makes total sense.>>Erika: Exactly.
>>Brian: Okay. It’s here, boom, explosive pressure here,
gives me space so I can grab it. Ah. You really do, I mean I’ve got no leverage
at that point. Nope. It’s my wrists versus your whole body. She’s also stronger than you. Well, yes. Here, you need to experience this.>>Okay.>>You want to point the gun at me? Yes. I mean, no, but… Number one, don’t get shot. Yep. Punch him in the face, make him think about
something else. Here, grab the buttstock, scrape him in the
face. You got it, yeah. Grab it with the non-dominant hand. Mm-hmm. I want my hands, preferably, to be down. Obviously in a lot of these situations, you’re
not going to think and your hands are just going to start to come up. But as soon as possible, you’re going to grab
here and then it’s go-time. Yeah. Like, you don’t get to be like, “Oh s—.” “What am I going to do now?” Yeah, yeah. You’ve got to just go for it. And if you’re like, “I couldn’t reach his
face,” too bad, you’re just screwed, okay? You don’t have time. You’ve just got to keep going and make it
work. Okay. You’re going to take your non-dominant hand,
like a web here. So you’ll have your hands down. Okay. As you bring your hands up, the web of your
hand here goes across. Oh sure, okay. What’s the reasoning behind that? Because it’s the most surface area.>>Sure. So instead of trying to grab the gun in space, I just want to get it out of the way.
>>Oh, okay. And then, pop.>>Grab slowly.>>Jason: Oh, like that.>>Katie: Yeah there you go. And then pow. I would imagine you could get some serious, real injuries.
>>Katie: Oh yeah. Like you said in the last episode, you were
following a lot of instinctual movements, right? Yeah, mm-hmm. It’s not exceptionally complicated, there’s
no ballet that you’re doing. Everything makes sense and flows naturally
from the move before it.>>Yes. So here’s the thing, look. See, his line of sight is impeded by the gun. So I’m going to use this hand, and it’s going
to come straight up. If I come over here, he can see me going for
the gun and I’m going to get shot. Gotcha. Boom. And this part is super fast.>>Jason: Okay. Up and over. I guess, I’m so amazed by the checkmate that
happens, because once it’s off to the side, he’s not going to let go of the gun. His new priority is to hold onto the gun. Oh, absolutely. Yeah. And then meanwhile he’s just got to take hits
to the face. And if I’m over here, and he’s now pulling
the gun back, he’s pulling me into his face, here.>>Right.>>Boom. Okay. Hands to the sides, or low anyway. And then… Pow. Pop it up. And then scrape there, and then bam. And then– [laughter] Rambo. Yeah. You want to try it?>>Brian: Yeah, okay. Uh, left hand up. Pop to the face, pop this up.>>Yep. Slowly scrape it down.>>Jason: Sensuous scraping. And then because it’s a movie, you’ve got
to go, “Ch-chikt!” to telegraph that it’s about–as if it’s not already primed and ready
to go. Like that, pop. Uh, pop. Scrape, pop, and then… be cool. What amazes me, like I was saying, how natural
it feels. Yeah, it really is your gut instincts, pretty
much are right. All right, here, you ready? Do me. Come here, let me shoot you. Okay. Pow. Wow, yeah. That’s great. Okay, oh!
I didn’t finish. [laughter] There’s a little bit more to go. Okay. Right? Pop. Yeah. And then. Ouch, ouch ouch. [misery] [somewhere between a helicopter noise
and rapid gunfire] Oh Jesus. Yeah, see you don’t want gunkatas, man. Gunkata! Yeah. All right, here let me try you. Wait, did you yank it away?! What! No, what?! I wouldn’t do that. I wouldn’t try to sabotage you. All right. Pop! pop. Scrape, slowly. Pop. So there’s a couple of really important things
when you’re defending a gun. The first is, the reason that you have to
practice this over and over and over and over and get thousands and thousands of reps in,
is because the amount of stress that you’re going to be under is huge. When you are staring down the barrel of an
actual gun, your heart rate’s going to go up, you’re going to get tunnel-vision, your
hands are going to be shaking. You need to be able to rely entirely on muscle-memory. It has to be simple, it needs to get you out
of the line of fire immediately, and you have to take the gun away. And this is the reason that you show up week
after week, training and training and training. So that all of this becomes rote and automatic,
to where when you find yourself in that situation, you’re not doing any thinking at all. Yeah, exactly, because fights go wrong. All the time, I mean, if I’m pointing a gun
at someone, I’m not going to be like, “Okay, are you ready?” “All right, here, do the thing.” “Do it.” “Okay good.”>>Jason: That’s not how it goes? Yeah, that’s not really how it happens. Like as soon as he does that, I’m going to
be like, “No.” Boom, and I’m going to take the gun back. So you have to go fast, and you have to get
in their face as soon as possible. It’s a fight, immediately. It’s a fight with a gun involved. Okay, let’s try it one more time. I want you to go fast, I’m going to actually
try to not let you get it. Okay. But, don’t hit me with the gun. Get up a little. This is a situation where the person is already
close, if you really wanted to kill someone you would be further away. Yeah. But this is like a… But, back here I would just have to go… [laughter] What was that, the Matrix?>>Ready?
>>Yeah. Uh, we’re doing the thing that they said you
don’t get to do. They’re like, uh, “Hey!” “Gimme all your money-oh my gosh.” “I’m helping ow ow ow.” Okay, I am now out of my comfort zone! Krav maga! Time out! Tap out! Dude, that was awesome. Thank you guys so much. Yeah, nicely done. You guys have a gym here in Austin, and we
can find you online at lionskravmaga dot com. Yeah, you guys are the best.>>Thanks!
>>Thank you. Put the gun down. Oh. [laughter] Yes ma’am. I’m sorry, I’m going to step away now. — CC BY BIZARRE MAGIC —
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