Weapon Seminar 2003

   Dr. Gagnon believes that all martial artists should not only be able to handle themselves against fists or knives but also the kind of modern weapons which may be wielded by terrorists.  Many Dojo are now making modern weapon training a regular part of their curricula.  In December, 2004, Sensei Gagnon taught the first Isshinryu Karate Do, Stamford Dojo Seminar in Modern Weaponry.
   After a rapid deflection of the wrist with a simultaneous grasp of the gun, Sensei Gagnon pins the gun backward so that it cannot be fired at him and also will inflict pain and compliance on the user.  From there, a full change in the flow of the energy is possible which will lead to throwing the perpetrator off of his feet to the defenders left side.