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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 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 vairbairn one rece i ves from any other weapon. In choosing a knife there are two important factors to bear in mind: This book was later published in a civilian edition, missing the chapters on bayonet-fighting and rifle sighting, under the name Get Tough! Fairbairn spend his days drilling with the Royal Marines no small feat of badassitude in itselfhis nights studying martial arts with the toughest manul Japan and Korea had fightint offer, and then went out on the weekends and engaged in organized-yet-overly-aggressive bayonet fighting drills with Japanese Army regulars.

One might say “you could hear his shoulder blades click” as he jerked himself backwards out of reach. This article is about the fighting style developed by Fairbairn and Sykes. The manuals brought up in this thread are available for download as a pdf fivhting. For Bill Underwood’s system, see Defendo. First get out of the way of the blade. It is for the above reasons, among others, that we state there is no means by which an unarmed man can defend mabual a knife fighter.

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. Accordingly, his son requested that I edit, revise, and rewrite the manuscript for publication.

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Despite the student’s colossal strength he actually lifted me above his head with the greatest of easeI know, Immediately I drew a concealed knife and mode o few posses near h i s facethat I gighting l dby moons of a knife, bring him down to my own weight and strength. He was six feet seven inches in his socks, over lbs. Whip towards the left, allowing the arm to bend to the original position, as fairhairn Para.


Do not “protect” wounds. The year old Fairbairn was called out of service inwhen he resigned his post with the Shanghai P. It demonstrated various aspects of sticking the pointy end faifbairn the subject and getting the job done.

Defendu – Wikipedia

To find the most suitable grip for yourself, grip the hilt firmly, and if necessary allow o ll ow i ng the tip of the thumb to go forward on the back of the blade. I make special note of the author’s excis i ons and additions.

Are these still available via Paladin Press?

If you are attacked by surprise and stabbed, and you cannot run, do not shrink back or “cover” your wounds as this will render your arms and hands vulnerable. At that time my weight was lbs.

Discussion in ‘ Misc. When I joined the Special Training Centre of the British Commandosthe Authorities did not recognize a fighting knife as part of the equipment of the Fighting Services. I have a couple fivhting sites where different manuals can be downloaded.

We therefore observe that the foundation of every knife fighting technique is grip. 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.

In fact, the situations are astronomical in number. In fact, such a thing as a fighting knife could not be purchased anywhere in Great Britain.

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.

Do not attack the hand. Be aware of this.

Each student should be given a ten minutes “Rest” after completing the course. Whip the knife to the left and then continue as in Para. Are they out of copyright? Down a wooded slope. It is apparent that neither the Judo Expert nor the writer of the Bulletin have ever seen an expert knife fighter in action or even at practice, otherwise, they would know that had they attempted to dis-arm him, they would, in a matter of a split second, be minus a few fingers or an ear – that is, if they were so fortunate as to be still alive.


This document was written by his father in No, create an account now. You may be running; going up or down a slope or stairway; up to your ankles in a mud patch, or up to your waist in water.

Your name or email address: Immediately, Fairbairn was commissioned in the British Commandos and ordered to teach a lethal version of his system at the Commando school in Scotland. The knife is controlled by the thumb and forefinger. Fairbairn’s professional reticence prevented him from fully disclosing the precise character of his most celebrated students: Under the badass code name “Dangerous Dan”, Fairbairn went to work training some of the most hardcore warriors the world had to offer, training U.

Robert KlampferMay 22, To meet the many requests, I designed the “FAIRBAIRN” knife and managed to persuade the Wilkinson Sword Company to manufacture it privately from a number of old bayonets they had in stock, personally guaranteeing the sale of three hundred.

These individuals and their exploits were the ultimate test of Fairbairn’s methods and the greatest testament to his success. Twelve shots in all, which necessitated changing of magazineswith point deducted if caught with an empty pistol.

Full text of “The Fairbairn Manual Of Knife Fighting”

Inwhen riots broke out across Shanghai, Fairbairn developed the first Riot Police Squad ever formed, developed tactics to contain rioting and limit looting while minimizing civilian injuries. One thing about FairbairnSykes, Applegate etc I don’t have the book but read through it a couple of years ago. We believe that the time has arrived when the bayonet should be discarded as no longer effective and like the Pike placed amongst the weapons of the past.