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
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
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.