Product Page for DEFENDU by W.E. Fairbairn; forward by Kely McCann. speaking, Defendu referred to by Fairbairn as Gutter Fighting was like. Defendu when Fairbairn was Assistant Commissioner of the ShanghaiWilliam Ewart. What is probably the rarest of all of Fairbairn’s books is his first publication ‘ Defendu’, published in by the North-China Daily News & Herald, Ltd, Shanghai.

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. His military combatives method taught during World War 2 was a modified version of Defendu specifically for military personel. Ed 1 year ago Member Since: This book is the granddaddy of the modern military combat systems.

Father of Hand-to-Hand Combat W. He became the first Westerner to receive black belts in Judo and Jujitsu from a Japanese defendk. Share on Twitter Tweet. See all 18 reviews. Views Read Edit View history. He founded, developed, trained, and headed the Shanghai Riot Squad called the. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Defendu and William Fairbairn

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. He is perhaps best known for designing the famous Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knifeor ‘ Commando ‘ knife, a stilletto -style fighting dagger used by British Special Forces in the Second World War, and featured in his fairbzirn Scientific Self-Defence.

In the early 20th century, the British-controlled Chinese municipality of Shanghai was one of the toughest beats any cop in the world could possibly pull.

Agents were trained in depth to dispose of their enemy quickly and quietly with brutal effectiveness. As mentioned Get Tough went on to be produced in many subsequent printings but all those that followed had one notable change. For those who want to defend themselves and their loved ones but don’t want to spend hours in the dojo this is a great way to start and end. 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.


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William E. Fairbairn – Wikipedia

Applegate was given the specific job of learning all there was to learn about close-quarter combat. It was the genius and steely resolve of Sir Winston Churchill that would pave the way for W. From Lee to Li. I understand Fairbairn was the first Westerner to be awarded black belt ranks from the Kodokan. For his achievements in training OSS personnel, Fairbairn eventually rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel by the end of the war, and received the U. The weapon was so revolutionary that it was immediately assimilated into the British Army.

He described this system as primarily based on his personal experience, which according to police records included some non-training fights, by his retirement at age 55 from the position of Assistant Commissioner in Fairbairn returned to England in Retrieved from ” https: The example shown is complete with dust jacket.

Shanghai during this period was considered by most authorities to be the roughest police beat in the world. Methods of close combat that were battle tested and have been proven effective under conditions of actual combat are obviously of great importance to anyone seeking realistic and effective training in personal fairbaairn. Lighthearted as it may have been to portray Fairbairn in this way top left but he had a reputation as a hard man and the caption from the thug was no doubt poignant.

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.

Happy Birthday to Brandon Bruce Lee! ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. 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.

Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Wikipedia articles needing clarification from November Defendu encourages its practitioner to end a confrontation as quickly as possible using “ungentlemanly” means by rapidly attacking vital spot area such as the groin, throat, derendu of drfendu neck, shin, eyes, ears, etc.


Fairbairn made for good material as this two-page comic strip tells of his Get Tough training. William Ewart Fairbajrn died at his home in England on June 20th, Four months later he was stabbed a dozen times by members of a Chinese separatist gang and left for dead, bleeding out in a dark alleyway in the back streets of Shanghai.

You might not think this is a man who could have killed you five hundred different ways at the same time. He served in one of the red light districts. Surviving over life-risking street fights either you get badly injured or killed is not something everyone would smirk at with any bit of disdain… Remember, he either had to kill hundreds of thugs or leave them disabled for good, thus converting him, perhaps, into the man who killed [by necessity] most men single-handedly. Together with fellow close-combat instructor Eric SykesFairbairn was commissioned on the General List in Ltd, it could be assumed that this is the precursor to his first book below published in 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.

Appleton – Century Company New York His system of unarmed combat made it possible for a person of average strength and skills to meet and win against a highly trained opponent in the martial arts.

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