I refer you to the following reference.
Notice that this is entitled Draw Against The Drop and the poster claims to be the originator. Also notice that the step-by-step description of the procedure is almost identical to what I posted and what Cruse attempted in the movie. So, just exactly who originated your DATD technique and where is it taught? And, if it is so good, why keep it a secret?
And, You can shove a gun into my face or my stomach and I can use virtually the same procedure to blade, deflect, draw and engage. And, it is effective. So, I see no reason for "trapping" an arm as you claim is necessary in your DATD technique. But, as I said, as I can find no reference to such a technique, other than the above link, I really have no way to judge the effectiveness of your technique.
So, just exactly who originated your DATD technique and where is it taught?
I didn't state the DATD was mine Mac. What I wrote was:
"There are only 4 people authorized to train others
in the skill tested in the real world [ myself being one of the four
] and advanced as a viable option by the originator."
Not quite sure how you came to the conclusion from the above that this was something I developed.
The DC thread IS posted by the originator, the dep. [ Guantes by poster name Mac ]. It's not taught anywhere but by himself and 3 others he's given permission to teach it correctly as we demonstrated we had the skill down to his satisfaction. He's actually been out here to train one on one with me for 3 days for skills swaps and been in one of the courses here at "Sightless at Rio" as an adjunct instructor in the DATD, guys fast, been around the block a time or two. He mentions a select few he's passed this to, as i mentioned in the OP.
I never mentioned trapping, I stated "Your left hand has gained [ and maintains ] brief control of the wrist/hand of the perp
". In the Cruise video, he doesn't trap the guys arm at all, nor does he gain control of it, nor does he even briefly gets control of it, he slaps it off his body and lets go, so I fail to see how it's the same as what you think you see that Cruise does in that clip. It's not even close.
His description is exactly what I posted in steps, he mentions blading which helps index the shooting arm on the parrying forearm. I didn't use the term indexing as he did/does in his post, and he indexes on the parry elbow where I just described it as placing the shooting arm on the parry arm. Then again, Guantes developed it, and would of course explain it better yet nothing in his post/description comes anywhere close to the Cruise scene. He doesn't mention the muzzle crossing the parry forearm, but states to make sure you index the gun hand correctly or you'll shoot yourself, where I drew attention to the mechanics of this being dangerous to what he calls the parry arm.
He describes moving the parry arm down, I described the same thing this way "as if you were starting to cross body gain access to your front right pocket." the direction of which would be down. He does mention the indexing the gun arm in the parry elbow where I put it between the wrist and elbow, in that regard, I was errant, and the gun arm is placed in the elbow. Ooops, couple of inches give or take :grin
Notice he mentions that the draw and fire 3 rounds should be about 1.5 seconds. With the majority of people running splits of .30 or more and draw strokes from 1.2-1.5 seconds from concealed [ many will be a lot slower ], it's not going to go well for the majority, and you'll remember I mentioned you needed to have a faster than normal draw stroke if you were going to pull this off which also mirrored Guantes' view. With .20 splits which isn't too hard to get to for most, you need a 1.1 second draw to fire from concealed to make the requisite time expressed by the originator as his opinion of the time constraints one should be able to meet. In this regard, we were also mirroring each others opinion based on training in this skill.
Nuff said, oh, BTW, make sure you tell him I said hello for me if you get to chatting with him. Haven't talked with him in near two years now.