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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Badass of the Week: William E. Fairbairn

The militarized version of Defendu is described in the military manual All in fightingused as a supplement during Fightinb CQB-training. Today we know a good deal more about the power of pre-visualization exercises.

For Fightnig Underwood’s system, see Defendo. He instinctively throws his head back, which sets him back on his heels and off balance.

The original Defendu was oriented towards self-defense and restraintwhile the Close Quarters Combat system concentrated on rapid disabling of an opponent, with potentially lethal force. Don’t bother about their names so long as you can remember where they are situated.

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It was designed to be simple to learn and to provide effective results. Revision and rewriting was to be accomplished on the basis of instruction in the form and style of knife fighting covered in the manuscript, together with such other material that I deemed useful.

Concentrate on the knife. Cutting the vegetable in half with the Left Slash and then cutting the falling piece by means of a Right Slash, before it reaches the ground. Do not close with your attacker.

Martial Arts of the World. 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. But William Fairbairn didn’t fifhting.

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. Whip towards the left, allowing the arm to bend to the original position, as in Para. You will be given the direction from which the attack fgihting coming and will immediately counter-attack with e slashing-cuts, manjal.


At that time my weight was lbs. This permits you to carry out a “follow-through” motion of your arm. 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. Naturally, the speed at which loss of consciousness or death takes place will depend upon the size of the artery cut. Agents were trained in depth fairbarn dispose of their enemy quickly and quietly with brutal effectiveness.

The fact remains, that no one re-loaded. Dur i ng a and b no reports were received of the bayonet hav i ng been used to any great extent, but i n c the bayonet was reported to have been very effect i ve i n Manuaal f i ght i ng, a l so during the South African War it was put to good use.

The situations you are liable to have to contend with are very seldom of your selection and frequently they fairbairj vary with every step you take.

Hold the knife as in Fig. 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 such unpleasant cases, usually played out at the end of an alley or in confinementy, the following guidelines may be of some small value if there is no place to run and no place to hide: Strike the bridge of your attacker’s nose with your head.

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. Note – this is “last ditch” advice! Do not “protect” wounds.

Fairbarn was born in in Hertfordshire, England. This same knife was just as popular with members of the Armed Forces of the U.


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. Fairbairn “Get tough, get down in the gutter, win at all costs And since his department didn’t have the resources to hire new officers or purchase better equipment, he decided the only way to level the playing field was by turning himself into a badass one-man army of human destruction capable of rendering everyone in his general vicinity into BFGstyle red giblets with a whirlwind of spinning knife attacks, then teach his badass techniques of rib-stabbing devastation to every single member of the Shanghai Police until the entire force started looking like the cast of the Expendables.

I tried to avoid swearing in this article out of respect, but I think I lasted about one paragraph. Under such conditions, a bayonet attached to a rifle would be a severe handicap. Obtain the advantage of distance.

ww2 Fairbairn knife fighting

This is clearly demonstrated when operating in the dark, or on Forward Sentry duty. In addition to developing the basis for the martials arts systems used by cops and special forces across the globe, he also invented the SWAT Team, came up with the idea of vighting police, invented the police officer’s knice bullet-proof vest, and created the knife that was used by the SAS, Army Rangers, and Marine Raiders in World War II.

FairbairnEric A. First get out of the way of the blade. Additional restrictions on use also apply.

You are making your way in the dark through the ENemy’s Lines and are liable to be attacked from all sides. I can not find any info concerning footwork or range.

Close the three remaining fingers over towards fairbairh fleshy part of the tumb. No, create an account now. I believe that William Cassidy had a booklet about the knife aspects of Fairbairn’s method.