Close Quarters Combat System (i.e. Defendu) is a modern martial art developed by William E. This confused early readers of the book, who assumed that the techniques within had been based mainly in the This introduction of ‘The Fairbairn Fighting System’ at Camp X in conjunction with input from many highly skilled. : Basic Manual Of Knife Fighting (): William L. China, under the direction of Lieutenant Colonel William Ewart Fairbairn, then. He is best known as the co-inventor of the famous Sykes-Fairbairn knife. . “Get Tough” manual on martial arts style hand-to-hand fighting that he taught to.

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I provide text exactly as encountered in the original manuscript. Semi-skilled and crude attackers manipulate knives according to an individual rhythm, usually of a manuao rapid nature. But William Fairbairn didn’t die.

Arm shoulder high – reverse the hand – back of the hand down. Knife held as in Fig. Based on his training and knowledge in boxing, wrestling, savate, jujutsu, judo and fights he was involved in during his police work, Fairbairn began to develop his own system of hand to hand knkfeinitially referring it as “Defendu”. Gradually increase the length of the “whip” from 12 inches to as far as you can reach.

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Pay attention to the knife. It demonstrated various aspects of sticking the pointy end into the subject and getting the job done. This is clearly demonstrated when operating in the dark, or on Forward Sentry duty.


Fairbairn’s first step was to learn every single thing about every martial art he could possibly get his hands on. VanCiseAug 6, fairbaidn I have studied this issue for more than twenty-five years and have experienced the attentions of the finest instructors in the world.

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This is knifee time when fairbsirn well balanced fighting knife, in the hands of a man trained to use it scientifically, becomes the most deadly weapon it is possible to have.

Are these still available via Paladin Press? Today we know a good deal more about the power of pre-visualization exercises. Hold the knife in the right hand, the thumb full length along the back of the hilt, the knife resting on the index finger, between the first and middle joint. This inife was last edited on 23 Octoberat Note – Where possible select a slope with second-growth trees. I have elected to make this electronic edition openly available, in order to preclude the material’s exploitation by unscrupulous firms and individuals who seek to unfairly trade upon Lieutenant Colonel Fairbairn’s name and the wide respect it engenders.

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Fairbairn and Eric A. On the command GO, make a right slash, the full length of the arm, simultaneously jump and twist the body as far around as possible, aiming to strike your opponent’s face.

This material is first posted 2 February I contend that th i s i s on account of fibhting fee l ing of confidence which such a kn i fe g i ves its owner, which is apprcnt l y so much greater that that which one rece i ves from any other weapon. This assumes an average speed of 32 feet manuak second and a total distance of 62 inches.


ww2 Fairbairn knife fighting

The sheath has been fitted with a canting loop, which brings the hilt of the knife within comfortable reach of the right hand and permits you to run or sit down in a car, etc.

Army studied under Fightkng. JujutsuBoxingWrestlingSavateJudo street fighting. Anthony Biddlethese highly effective skills were taught to U. I have delayed publishing this work for twenty-two years.

You may be running; fairbain up or down a slope or stairway; up to your ankles in a mud patch, or up to your waist in water.

STand slightly less than arms length and to the right of the object. Badass of the Week. We are frequently being told of Judo Experts who claim that they can dis-arm a man attacking them with a knife without the aid of any weapon – in other words – with their bare hands. Now reverse fightting hand back to the original position.