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Empty Hand Training Question

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ForeignDude, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. ForeignDude

    ForeignDude New Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    I'm curious to hear from folks on this board who have some martial arts/empty-hand experience.

    Are you aware of MA styles and instructors who incorporate firearms usage into their training? I'm not talking about disarming techniques, but empty-hand techniques designed to supplement the self-defense repertoire of an armed citizen.

    I came across something called "operational krav maga" while putzing around the 'Net and that got me thinking about this issue. I know a bit about krav maga, but most standard krav maga curricula focus on defense against an armed attacker.

    I have a martial arts background, but none of the martial arts training that I have incorporates firearms. While I am capable of modifying what I have, it would be much better if I didn't try to re-invent the wheel, as such.
  2. CWL

    CWL Mentor

    Jan 6, 2003
    Guns are a form of martial arts. There are many schools of CQB techniques for using firearms in contact ranges and how to deal with firearms encounters.

    Most of these are taught by firearms trainers rather than a strict martial arts discipline although I have seen FMA techniques for disarming/killing pistol-armed adversaries.

    You may want to look into the major shooting schools (like Gunsite), they will offer classes to advanced students.
  3. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot Member

    Sep 29, 2003
  4. SA Friday

    SA Friday New Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    CO, but currently exiled to MD
    Krav Maga is Iaraeli military defensive techniques, and I believe incorporates some close combat techniques while employing a firearm. I do know for a fact that US special forces are using modified aikido jo staff techniques for gun grabs on a carbine or rifle. They work really well.

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