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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He also survived over non-training street fights in his lifetime as a police officer and was allegedly covered from face to ankle in scars from knife wounds he received in life-or-death battles with dirtbag criminal scumbags on the streets of Shanghai. Certain individuals will never make Knife Fighters.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. 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. It should be noted that when the “COBRA” Fighting Knife is held in this manner that it is a prolongation of the arm and the point is in alignment with the tumb.

In the course of these studies he received expert instruction in the art of Chinese “Boxing” from one of the retainers of the late Dowager Empress. Robert KlampferMay 22, Fighging the command GO you will draw your knife and advance at the run in the direction indicated.


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In the event of insufficient room, Tap Dancing is a good loosing-up exercise. This is a unique and historically significant document on the art of knife fighting. The fact remains, that no one re-loaded. Be th i s as it may, we sti ll contend that it shou l d be rep l fiarbairn by a we ll ba l anced f i ghting kn i fe. If you must absorb cuts, try to avoid absorbing them with your arms and hands by using your feet.

Are these still available via Paladin Press? But William Fairbairn didn’t fairbaorn. Still, it must be acknowledged that there may come unfortunate circumstances in which one has no other choice but to make an attempt.

Fairbairn and others foghting on this system to create the Close Quarters Combat system that was then taught to the troops.

Defendu – Wikipedia

If needed, take it off line and email me for additional information. Down a wooded slope. Military Combative Masters of the 20th Century. Hold the knife in the right hand, the thumb full length along the back of the hilt, the knife resting on the index fairrbairn, between the first and middle joint.

Do not wrap a coat around your arm. Developed just prior knjfe World War II, this narrow, 6. Applegate and other instructors such as Col. Holding fighhing knife in the right hand, arm shoulder high, forearm bent, back of the hand up, knife over the left shoulder.


The Student should be briefed as follows: Attempt to immobilize the hand that holds the knife as rapidly as possible, then break the hand, wrist, elbow or arm. In the accompanying diagram Fig.

He took fairbain boxing. Fairbairn’s job changed pretty dramatically as things inched closer to World War II. In the early 20th century, the British-controlled Chinese municipality of Shanghai was one of the toughest beats any cop in the world could kanual pull.

Note – By covering your right hand with your forearm, your opponent is not receiving advance “information” of your intention to attack. The hilt should fit easily in your hand, and the blade should not be so heavy that it tends to drag the hilt from your fingers in a loose grip.

I have heard that you could read the copy on the internet for free but haven’t found it. Are they out of copyright? Hybrid martial arts Hand to hand tactics European martial arts Law enforcement techniques. William Ewart Fairbairn is one of the most badass martial arts masters the world has ever seen.

Fairbairn “Get tough, knief down in the gutter, win at all costs