This Jiu-Jitsu Academy Made a Video About How to Defeat the Trump Handshake
The next time Trump tries his power-move handshake on a foreign leader, he may end up in a wrist lock.
A jiu-jitsu academy in Columbus, Ohio, released a video tutorial Tuesday teaching people how to fend off Donald Trump's now-infamous handshake.
Trump's been using his Machiavelli-meets-PUA greeting on business partners for years. But now that the guy is the leader of the free world, Trump has recently forced his weak-ass power move onto fellow politicians and foreign leaders, much to their apparent displeasure.
The maneuver—which involves Trump shooting his elbow back to his side mid-shake and pulling the other person toward him—threw Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch off balance and trapped Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe in an awkward, endless grip. Justin Trudeau seemed to know it was coming, though, and heroically fended off the Trump yank with nothing but brute force and his debonaire good looks. For those who may not share the strength or glittering blue eyes of Canada's PM, Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy has a solution: the wrist lock.
"I'm not suggesting you do this to the president," the video's black-belted host says. "But if someone's trying to over-dominate you and pull you into the handshake, you have to go with it." The host steps into the shake, wrapping his free arm around the other guy's elbow and snaring him in a "goose neck" wrist lock.
The video host is pretty clear that he isn't recommending anyone do this to Donald Trump specifically, since joking about violence against the president can land you in deep shit, but it'd be pretty nuts to see a foreign leader get Trump in a goose neck during the next White House visit.