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Man Tries to Choke Out Bank Robber

Posted in Real Life Combat, Videos with tags , , on September 11, 2010 by bigstickcombat

Check out this video of a customer trying to choke out a bank robber. The robber got away. 

Where did the customer go wrong?

(First, I should point out that the photo on this page of a bank robbery is not the same one as in the video.)

But James is right, in that the guy who tries to stop the robber makes two potentially deadly mistakes:

1) He does nothing to control the gun. As the bystander gets the robber into a choke, nothing is stopping the hoodlum from pulling the trigger, even if accidentally. An easy counter to the choke is to reach back and shoot the guy in the leg, foot, abdomen, etc.

2) He does nothing to control the robber’s base. As long as the robber can stand, and has the full use of his legs, he can try to shake off the choke, or even run out the door carrying his would-be subduer or stripping him off at some point.

I’ve seen other video of a guy choking a bank robber, but in that case the robber had no visible weapon (even though it’s always a good idea to assume that he has one hidden). Trying to choke a guy with a gun, without controlling the gun, and with as little training as this guy apparently has, is foolish and dangerous in the extreme. Only if he has reasons to believe that someone’s life is in immediate danger, let’s say the robber yells that he’s going to start shooting people unless he gets money, should he try to intervene.


New Video

Posted in Videos with tags , , , on May 31, 2010 by bigstickcombat

I’ve just uploaded a new video to my You Tube channel, which is in response to Josh Morale’s questions.

New Video

Posted in American Arts, Technique, Videos with tags , , on May 24, 2010 by bigstickcombat

I’ve added a new video at my You Tube channel.

I also invite you to check out Josh Morale’s video response to my videos and style.

Seated Defense

Posted in American Arts, Videos with tags , , , , on November 28, 2009 by bigstickcombat

I’ve uploaded a video on defense while seated.

I got the idea from an old Wallace textbook from the 70’s on long stick self-defense, depicted in the photos above.