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 recruit, trained in Knife Fighting and equiped with a well balanced, razor sharp knife, has a wonderful psychological advantage over an opponent who has not received such training.

And he got into no-holds-barred street fights with dangerous criminals. 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.

You will be given the direction from which the attack is coming and will immediately counter-attack with e slashing-cuts, kinfe. 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.

Walking the streets armed only with a combat knife and a Colt trying to smash organized crime anywhere he could find it, Fairbairn was routinely jumped by gangs of men that far outnumbered him, and just as routinely reduced his assailants to crippled heaps of failure handcuffed together in the back of his paddy wagon. The remainder including the Instructor, must be at least 20 yards in the rear.

AMEN to that Mike. Now reverse the hand back to the original position. 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.


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Today we know a good kknife more about the manul of pre-visualization exercises. This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat STand slightly less than arms length and to the right of the object. 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 Trench f i ght i ng, a l so during the South African War it was put to good use.

They found one such edge in Fairbairn’s system.

It is for the above reasons, among others, that we state there is no means by which an unarmed man can defend against a knife fighter. Inthe above was considered unorthodox and, unkindly, a trifle foolish. Under such circumstances all the student can do is to remember that, as far as possib l ehe should try to achieve a crouching stance, with knees and waist as flexible as possible.

FairbairnEric A. A lifetime of knifefighting underworld enforcers will give a man a special perspective on life, and by Fairbairn was assigned the task of training the Shanghai Municipal Police in hand-to-hand combat, knife-fighting, and combat handgunning.

Any exercise that tends to lend strength and agility to the Latissimus Dorsi, Fascia Infraspinata, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, Teres Major, and Serratus Anterior muscles of the back and arm is to de desired as it is these muscles which serve the fighter fighter best in the darting thrust and slash attacks. 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.

Between “C” and “D” reverse the hand to its original position, back of hand UP. Based on the above, it can be estimated that it takes one-sixth of a second or less to execute a snap-type knife strike. Developed just prior to World War II, this narrow, 6. 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.


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Stress reaction time to any stimulus is approximately one-fifth of a second. Never go to the ground with an attacker. It is essential that the blade have a sharp stabbing point and good cutting edges, because an artery torn through as against a clean cut tends to contract and stop the bleeding. This is a unique and historically significant document fsirbairn the art of knife fighting.

Arm shoulder fibhting – reverse the hand – back of the hand down.

The other fingers should only be loosely on the hilt. Note – Fear will most likely give you that additional speed to out-distance your opponent. Archived from the original ffighting July 14, He instinctively throws his head back, which sets him back on his heels and off balance. It was designed to be simple to learn and to provide effective results. Shanghai Municipal Police, At that distance, or less, he is a very dangerous man.

He also survived over non-training street fights in his fairbain 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.