Lesson 18: Safe Draw

Lead Instructor: Ryron and Rener Gracie
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If you find yourself trapped in a situation that warrants deadly force, you may opt to use your firearm to neutralize the threat. The challenge is that once you draw your weapon, there is a very high probability that the opponent attempts to gain control of it. The chance of this is even greater if you are on the bottom of the fight facing a larger opponent. In this lesson, we will teach you an simple guard technique that will enable you to access your firearm while minimizing the chance that it is grappled from you. First, we will show you the standard variation of the Safe Draw, and then we will teach you what to do when things go wrong.

Lesson Specs

Lesson Goals

  1. Understand the Course Topic
  2. Refine your ability to execute the techniques presented in the Course
  3. Become familiar with the drills that can be used to develop your skills
  4. Achieve significant proficiency in the material

Instructions

  1. Watch the lesson
  2. Take notes on essential details.
  3. Bookmark points in the Lesson you may want to return to
  4. Ask questions on the Forum
  5. Use Lesson resources to supplement your knowledge

Lesson Slices

  1. Shoulder Pin Variation
  2. Shoulder Pin Failure
  3. Headlock Variation

Ryron and Rener Gracie

Gracie University Chief Instructors

Ryron and Rener Gracie are the eldest grandsons of Grand Master Helio Gracie, the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Their father is Rorion Gracie, one of the world’s foremost experts in self-defense. In 1993, Rorion created the Ultimate Fighting Championship to showcase the supremacy of the family’s self-defense system in a realistic “no holds barred” confrontation against all comers. Rorion’s younger brother, Royce, won 3 of the first 4 UFC tournaments proving that the leverage-based techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu provided the most reliable way to defeat a larger, more athletic opponent. Ryron and Rener were born into this family tradition of testing the art against all challengers.

Rorion introduced his sons to the art as soon as they could walk. As children, they watched him teach private classes in their garage in Southern California. But, it wasn’t until they observed their father and uncles – Royce, Rickson, and Royler – easily winning challenge matches that they began to comprehend fully the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Even more important, Ryron and Rener recognized the profound impact the family’s art had on all who studied it. The life changing transformations of Gracie University students motivated the brothers to teach the art. While constantly perfecting their physical techniques, they worked equally hard to master the powerfully effective instruction methods developed by their forbearers. In 2003, Grand Master Helio Gracie awarded Ryron and Rener black belts in recognition of their mastery of his unique techniques and teaching methodologies.

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