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
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 are located in the Gun Fu Manual section of the site, and require a bit of exploration to be discovered.
Well, at the suggestion of several visitors, we now agree it might be a good idea
to provide a courtesy link Read the text below. To visit the demonstration clips, click anywhere on the text, and you'll be taken to the correct page.
These clips are for 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.