Dark reason why man had to become the fastest person in the world at disarming a gun pointed at him
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Featured Image Credit: The Shawn Ryan Show
A martial arts specialist has opened up about how he became so fast at disarming someone with a gun.
Victor Marx officially holds the world record for the fastest gun disarm, and he 7th degree blackbelt holder can do it in less than a second.
But there's a sad reason as to how Victor became so skilful, and it stems back to his troubled childhood.
Speaking on The Shawn Ryan Show, the film producer recalled: "I'll never forget the first time someone asked me after the gun disarm, 'what motivated you to get that fast?'."
Giving his reason, Victor went on to explain: "My stepfather sat me on a chair when I was a kid and pulled out that gun, pulled the hammer back, put his finger on the trigger - I could see the rounds.
"He would tap me to the side of the head and he would say, 'If you ever tell anybody, I'm going to blow your brains out'."
He further recalled how his stepfather threatened that he'd make it look like Victor had done it to himself after playing with his gun.
He continued: "I remember as a kid, I was seven; I'll never forget my brain saying one day I'll be so fast, no one will ever be able to hold a gun to me."
Victor had an extremely difficult childhood.
Part of his website reads: "At the age of 5, Victor was molested and left in a commercial cooler to die. He endured a childhood marked with physical and sexual abuse, multiple stepfathers, 14 schools and 17 different houses."
It's thought he didn't escape his situation until he finished high school and joined the Marines.
People have since commented on the post of Victor sharing his heartbreaking story and applauded him for managing to turn his life around.
"Heartbreaking pain turned to power. Much respect," someone wrote.
Another added: "Wow... this man is a warrior."
Elsewhere, others shared their sadness that Victor had such a hard time as a kid.
"I’m so sorry you went through that," one person penned, as a second said: "This guy's story is so heartbreaking."