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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A twenty-four hour cycle of non-stop shanking, stabbing, and face-kicking was pretty damn awesome for Fairbairn, but when his tour ended in he opted to transfer out of Korea and accept a post as kmife patrolman with the Shanghai Municipal Police Department. If needed, take it off line and email me for additional information.

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Military Combative Masters of the 20th Century. Now repeat the above, with the arm fully extended, ocassionally changing to a bent arm or trying to touch the ground with the knife. Having mastered janual technique of turning the hand over, gradually increase to the fastest possible speed. The guy’s shit was so hardcore that there was allegedly a six-week “Silent Killing” course that, in addition to other things, included a section on how to kill a sentry with an ordinary stick. The book that William Cassidy wrote used to accompany the randall knives when they were sold to military personnel if my memory serves me right.

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.

You are at liberty to read and study this material via the World Wide Web. Hybrid martial arts Hand to hand tactics European martial arts Law enforcement techniques. It used to be available on the Internet, simply as a word document, because, to my understanding, Fairbairn was flghting a book on the sunject but never finished it, so Cassidy made it widely available to preserve the memory Their quarterly Pistol Practices were conducted under conditions as near as possible to those they had to tighting with whilst on duty – firing up and down stairways, over roof tops, from and in to windows, sometimes in very poor light or with no light at all.


Move at least three feet in each second. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. This introduction of ‘The Fairbairn Fighting System’ at Camp X in conjunction with input from many highly skilled instructors with various backgrounds and fighting skills was the beginning of the evolution of Defendu.

Make a slashing cut to the left, by a circular inward motion of your arm and wrist, cutting the vegetable in half.

Inthe above was considered unorthodox and, unkindly, a trifle foolish. I provide text exactly as encountered in the original manuscript.

When making a “Thrust” you are in a lunging position, with your arm extended forward to its full length, leaving you “wide open” to attach by one or more of your other opponents.

Obtain the advantage of distance. MakataSep 3, Having decided to attack – spring forward, simultaneously drawing your knife and make a LEFT slash at your opponent’s face.


Defendu – Wikipedia

These strikes are taught as a method and not as a disconnected isolated strikes found in traditional martial arts. In close-quarter fighting there comes a time when weapons have to be re-loaded. Badass of the Week. AMEN to that Mike. Defendu encourages its practitioner to end a confrontation as quickly as possible using “ungentlemanly” means by rapidly attacking vital spot area such as the groin, throat, side of the neck, shin, eyes, ears, etc.

But William Fairbairn didn’t die. Reminds of a story that I heard once about the old-timers in Batangas barangay: Fairbairn’s job changed pretty dramatically as things inched closer to World War II. Scientific studies have shown that the recorded speed of a forward snap-type strike originating from waist-level is 5. This is a unique and historically significant document on the art of knife fighting. Fairbairn’s knife fighting methods?

The remainder should remain in the rear “at ease” and told to provide “off stage noises”. I have delayed publishing this work for twenty-two years. Pay attention to timing. In the event of insufficient room, Tap Dancing is a good loosing-up exercise. Shanghai Municipal Police, 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.


Note – This closing an relaxing of the grip will become automatic after a very little practice. Fairbairn, OBE, presented me with an unpublished document on the subject of knife fighting. This is a precautionary measure during the initial training of a recruit, in case he should loose his grip of the knife.

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 sixteen he saw a recruitement poster for the Royal Marines and decided, fuck it, I’m going to enlist. In fact, the situations are astronomical in number. Fairbairn published his book, Defenduin [2] re-printed as Scientific Self Defence inillustrating this method and it is here that the term “Defendu” first appeared.

The student duly qualified in the first three subjects and during a “break” period, I learned something of his “back-ground” Professional All-in Wrestler. Gradually increase the length of the “whip” from 12 inches to as far as you can reach. The Instructor will direct the attack from the top of the slope – using a megaphone if necessary and insisting that the attacks swiftly and with full strength. Combing all this knowledge, plus practical experience gained during over 2, Riot Calls in SHanghia, he is now publishing his latest book on Knife Fighting.

This is a precautionary measure and should be strictly adhered to, until such time as the students have shown that they can retain their grip upon their knives.

Hold the knife as in Fig. Rex ApplegateDermot M. I contend that th i s i s on account of that 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.

Danger of one’s knife becoming entangled in the clothing or equipment of an adversary renders the thrust into the throat advisable. FairbairnEric A. If you must absorb mqnual, try to avoid absorbing them with your arms and hands by using your feet. June Learn how and when to remove this template message.