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.
Over the years, we filmed a number of video clips demonstrating the unique nature of Ironcrane Gun
Fu responses to attacks. Think of what you see in these images as preliminary responses, setting up a coherent sequence. Almost always, these were done in the moment, when opportunity arose. There
was no pre-planning, no rehersals, and no attempt to cover flaws or imperfections. What you see is
what we did as we did it, with no re-takes. It turned out to be a big job, but we’re happy we did it. We have left a trail for others to follow. Think of how rare that is.
The videos are grouped into general categories (see the list below). Simply click the category and you will be delivered to the appropriate page for viewing.