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Chapter 3

DEFENCE-OFFENSE MOVEMENT AGAINST A GUN HELD AGAINST THE BACK OF YOUR NECK.

Gun At Back Of Neck

Fig. 124

What can happen?

Trying to take you as a prisoner, your enemy holds a gun in his right hand and presses it against the back of your neck.

"Hands up! March!"

(Look around a little to your right to see which hand the gun is in. Here it is in his right hand, so do this . . ..)

Turn And Knock Gun Up

Fig. 125

1.—Turn around to your right sharply, twisting your neck out of line of fire, and at the same time :

2.—Duck down, and swing your right arm around, up, and against his right wrist, knocking his wrist up with your right wrist.

You turn your neck away from the gun.

You duck down beneath the gun.

You knock the gun up.

AGAINST A GUN

Grab Wrist And Push Elbow Down

Fig. 126

Grab his wrist in your right hand and pull it down across the front of your body turning right. At the same time shove forcefully against the back of his right elbow with your left hand.

Push down on his elbow and pull out and up on his wrist.

Keep the gun pointing away from you all the time.

That's rather important. Lever him down.

144 ARWROLOGY

Lever Gun Out Of Hand

Fig. 127

You may be able to lever the mm out of his hand then and there. Holding his right wrist with your right hand, and turning right, stretch your left leg across the front of his legs. Reach your left hand over your right hand and turning your thumb down, and palm forward, press your thumb down against the handle of the gun. Curl your fingers over the muzzle of the gun. Push down with your thumb and pull up with your fingers, levering the gun out of his hand, directing it away from you, and towards him if possible. Now you have the gun. Then get him.

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Fig. 128

Throw him forward over your left leg.

(He may try to pick up your left leg with his left hand. If he does, give him a left back edge-hand blow against the right side of his neck, (Carotid Sinus blow), as then both his hands are occupied and he can't wrard off the blow very well.)

Throw or lever him forward and down onto his face, forcing him right down by pressing your left knee on top of his right upper arm. When he's down, kneel on both knees, pressing your left knee 011 top of his upper arm and pull his right forearm up against your right knee.

(If he bends his arm, all the better, because then a more severe lock can be applied which is described in Volume II.)

Lever the gun out of his hand as already described—turn your left hand around so the little finger edge points forward and grab the top edge of the gun barrel with the fingers of you left hand pushing your thumb down against the handle of the gun. Lever the gun out of his grasp.

DISCUSSION : Other Methods

Arnirpit Shove.—Sometimes with the method just described, you can throw your opponent on his back by pushing the heel of your right palm forcefully up into his right arm-pit, when you swing your left leg well across the front of his legs and pull his right wrist down with your right hand. This is particularly adaptable to an opponent who is shorter than yourself.

When a pistol, held in your enemy's right hand, is pressed against the back of your neck, you may swing your right arm up over his right wrist, turning around to your right and clamping his wrist in your right arm-pit. Then strike him with your left hand, and putting your left foot across the front of his feet throw him over it, pushing his right elbow or upper arm with your left hand if necessary.—Danger. He may step back as you turn around.

It is not advisable to try this method against a gun pressed against your »back as your opponent can move the gun forward and to his right at your chest as your arm swings around.

Furthermore, if you do manage to clamp his right wrist in your right arm-pit, he may be able to put the gun into his other hand and shoot you. Watch out for this.

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