Because mace can no longer protect you while strolling through Harlem World, learn to save yourself at PFS, where you'll study Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, and more under Navy man Richard Moore, who was mentored by SEAL Team 6 (yes, the Bin Laden guys) trainer Paul Vunak, who was schooled by Dan Inosanto, who himself was a student of Bruce Lee. And while you tried to follow all that, you just got pickpocketed, which’s why you need Richard’s methods for:
Gun Attack: Grab & Twist
Distract him (or her, if you’re in a Steven Soderbergh action movie) by jabbering away while getting close enough to grab the barrel, then move side-by-side to your attacker to escape its sights. If his/her finger's still on the trigger, pull back with your wrist to snap it, then shout "I've Got The Power!"
Kick Attack: Leg-Trap
If your aggressor is sending a roundhouse leg your way, catch his shin with your arm, use a bicep curl to grip it, and sweep his standing leg, to look like a true Macchio Man.
Ground Defense: Reverse Neck Crank
If you're on the ground about to get stomped on, reach up and grab behind your assailant's head with both hands, bringing it towards you 'til their nose is buried in your bosom, and "cranking" his neck by
banging Amy Smart just out of view, but still in public rolling sideways.
Richard also teaches wilderness survival (trapping food, building a shelter, etc.), and leads military-level fitness classes that include the use of kettlebells and a gada -- essentially a Indian mace, which will ensure those bad, bad, bad, bad boys don't feel so good.
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