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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As the war ended, Fairbairn was 60 years of age. This article needs additional citations for verification. He threw himself into the task, combining his military training, his time mastering at least four Eastern martial arts, and his own personal experience and creating a new style of fighting known as “Defendu” that he began to teach to his fellow officers.

Together with Eric A.

Judo Founder Jigoro Kano. 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 a patrolman with the Shanghai Municipal Police Department. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Tim Block marked it as to-read Jun 10, This book was later published in a civilian edition, missing the w.e.vairbairn on bayonet-fighting and rifle sighting, under the name Get Tough!

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Is this feature helpful? We are all very fortunate to have access to maybe the best self-defense training on the planet! He studied kung fu from the personal bodyguard to the Empress of China.


History of Self Defense: Fairbairn’s Defendu

The same may be said for his riot work, his concepts of countersniping, and his development w.e.fakrbairn the police role in urban combat. In addition to dealing with a huge influx of refugees that almost doubled the population of the city, Fairbairn’s deendu also had to deal with breaking up raging street fights bt Japanese troops and Chinese citizens, stopping a Communist uprising in the city, and otherwise keeping the peace in the middle of a warzone like they were the friggin’ UN.

Badass of the Week. In Shanghai however, the odds against him proved greater. Paladin should have taken greater care in its presentation of Defendu. The start of the Second World War saw the Allied forces needing every advantage to eefendu their soldiers and special forces a winning edge.

Fairbairn to North Americaand Sykes to SOE, where he trained special agents for behind the lines duties [ clarification needed ]. Fairbairn’s “Defendu” offers practical and historical perspective on armed and unarmed self-defense. Chris Beck rated it really liked it Oct 07, William Ewart Fairbairn is one of the most badass martial arts masters the world has ever seen.

A fantastic look at the past, in this book you see where most martial arts come from, Krav Maga is nearly an identical copy of Defendu. Edwin rated it it was amazing Jul 07, 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.

Fairbairn taught unarmed combat to the famed British Commandos and the U. Read more Read less.

His interest in this weapon, and the system of knife fighting it supported, continued after he left Cyprus, and returned to England, and occupied his time up until his death. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lists with This Book. Fairbairn demonstrates how to transition from a simple handshake to a perfectly-executed rectum-shank.


William E. Fairbairn

Through Defen Defendu, William E. It’s an intuitive and simple system, drawn from the “old Judo,” clearly tied to its jiu-jitsu roots, where the toughest locks, takedowns and atemi waza remained intact. Zephaniah Putnam marked it as to-read Nov 12, Tong wars, dope smuggling, murder for hire, political assassination, prostitution, kidnapping, and a host of other underworld endeavors made Shanghai one of the w.e.fairnairn dangerous places in the world.

No trivia or quizzes yet. SykesFairbairn developed innovative pistol shooting techniques and handgun vefendu for the SMP which were later disseminated through their book Shooting to Live With the One-Hand Gunalong with various other police innovations such as riot batonsarmoured vestsand other equipment.

Badass of the Week: William E. Fairbairn

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Fairbairn offers applications, alternatives, and trees to other techniques.

Fairbairn and Eric A. But William Fairbairn didn’t die. Shanghai during this period was considered by most authorities to be the roughest police beat in the world.

Defendu – Wikipedia

Combining combat pistol training and knife-fighting with small-unit room clearing techniques he devised himself, Fairbairn developed a special squad capable of breaking into criminal dens and taking down every asshole inside.

Fairbairn was overpowered, severely beaten, and left for dead. He also developed numerous firearms training courses and police equipment, including a special metal-lined bulletproof vest designed to stop high-velocity bullets from the 7.

This article is about the fighting style developed by Fairbairn and Sykes. Fairbairn probably had more influence on the evolution of practical hand-to-hand combat than any other individual in modern history.