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Martial Arts Expert Teaches How to Block Donald Trump’s Handshake (Video)

If Trump ever gives you his strange handshake, you can turn it into a wrist lock, says Robin Gieseler, a fourth-degree black belt at the Relson Gracie Academy of Jiu-Jitsu

We’ve all seen Donald Trump’s weird handshake by now. When you shake his hand, he yanks your hand towards him and gives it a firm pat while sporting a wide grin. Recent political figures on the receiving end of this handshake include Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

But if you want to avoid this awkward fate, don’t worry: the Relson Gracie Academy of Jiu-Jitsu has you covered. Robin Gieseler, a fourth-degree black belt at the Academy’s dojo in Columbus, Ohio, has put out a video that teaches you how to turn the handshake into a goose neck wrist-lock. But before he starts, Gieseler would like to point out that he is “not suggesting that you do this to the President.”

So how do you do it? Well, when the Donald in your life pulls your hand towards him, let him take your entire body with you. Then you can go to work.

“I step in with the outside foot. I wrap around the elbow,” Gieseler explains as he walks through the motions. “As I do that, I’m going to block his arm from here, I bend the wrist in, the other hand wraps over the top of the knuckles and boom — now you have what we call a goose neck.”

Once he concludes the lesson, Gieseler assures the Secret Service that if he and Trump ever cross paths he “probably won’t wrist-lock the President.” The key word is “probably.” Keep an eye on him, agents.

Watch how to defend yourself in the clip above.