The basic rules for self-defense against any weapon attack (firearms included) must be executed in the order listed:
- Clear your body from the weapon's line of fire or angle of attack
- Stabilize and control the weapon
- Disarm the weapon
- Neutralize the attacker
Even the best Taekwondo practitioner is vulnerable to the weakest weapon wielder. When defending against a weapon, prepare to be injured. Your goal is to minimize your injuries before you gain control of the situation.