Defendu, William E. FairbairnÃ?’s seminal manual on close-quarters combat, is finally available in a quality reprint edition. Originally published. DEFENDU was a complete method of armed and unarmed Close-. Th. Self Defense Pioneer W.E. Fairbairn. Quarters Combat. The foundation of the DEFENDU. Basically speaking, Defendu (referred to by Fairbairn as “Gutter Fighting”) was like the predecessor of Krav Maga. The principle is W.E. Fairbairn. Get Tough!.

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Very interesting article …I enjoy the history of the art.

Some pictures that feature small joint manipulation, grips, ny chokes are nearly indiscernible. So it is with great pride that we add this highly sought volume, with an insightful foreword by best-selling author Kelly McCann to our library of Combat Classic titles.

Dalton Quinn rated it it was amazing Jun 02, Karin rated it liked it May 20, Defendu was also designed to be able w.e.fairbairj be mastered in a mere days due to the extremely compressed curriculum.

Fairbairn offers applications, alternatives, and trees to other techniques. Thank you for this great post on these icons of close combat. And since his department didn’t have the resources to hire new officers deffendu purchase better equipment, he decided the only way to level the playing field was by turning himself into a badass one-man army of human destruction capable of rendering everyone in his general vicinity into BFGstyle red giblets with a whirlwind of spinning knife attacks, then teach his badass techniques of rib-stabbing devastation to every single member of the Shanghai Police until the entire force started looking like the cast of the Expendables.


He was a full-spectrum fighter, whether it defenduu by knife, stick, point-shooting, and unarmed combat. Good reference material for combatives practitioners!

William E. Fairbairn – Wikipedia

William Ewart Fairbairn is one of the most badass martial arts masters the world has ever seen. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Fairbairn probably had more influence on the evolution of practical hand-to-hand combat than any other individual in modern history.

Pages with related products. Along with his friend and colleague Eric Anthony Sykes reserve officer in the S. Students are also taught to always take initiative, employ artifice, and remains at offense as no block or parry were found on the system.

A young Fairbairn with Professor Okada. He is perhaps best known for designing the famous Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knifeor ‘ Commando ‘ knife, a stilletto -style fighting dagger used by British Special Forces in the Second World War, and featured in his textbook Scientific Self-Defence.

During this period he participated in everything from routine patrol duty to major gambling raids in order to absorb as much as he could. It was the genius and steely resolve of Sir Winston Churchill that would pave the way for W. Fairbairn’s experience in armed and unarmed combatives, gleaned both from military service and hundreds of fights while an officer of the Shanghai Municipal Police force, placed him among a handful of men who transformed modern hand-to-hand fighting.


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History of Self Defense: Fairbairn’s Defendu

A lifetime of knifefighting underworld enforcers will give a man a special perspective on life, and by Fairbairn was assigned the task of training the Shanghai Municipal Police in hand-to-hand combat, knife-fighting, and combat handgunning.

It started getting weird inwhen the Japanese Empire attacked and overran almost all of China, and suddenly Shanghai was the only place on mainland China not currently occupied by the rampaging Japanese Army.

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William E. Fairbairn

The original Defendu was oriented towards self-defense and restraintwhile the Close Quarters Combat system concentrated on rapid disabling of an opponent, with potentially lethal force. Father of Hand-to-Hand W.e.fairbairj W.

As a young man he spent his spare time reading newspapers to his blind neighbor, at fifteen he took a job as a leather worker, and the day he turned byy he saw a recruitement poster for the Royal Marines and decided, fuck it, I’m going to enlist.

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