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: 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. Does anyone know any specifics on W.E. Fairbairn’s knife fighting methods? The Fairbairn Manual Of Knife Fighting (Paladin Press).pdf.

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Be th i s as it may, we sti ll contend that it shou l d be rep l aced by a we ll ba l anced f i ghting kn i fe. Views Read Edit View history. The psychological effect fairbarin even a slight wound in the stomach is such that it is likely to throw your opponent into confusion. In the event of a near-miss, your opponent will be back on his heels, off balance and wide open for the return RIGHT slash. Suspend a vegetable from a tree, etc.

Evade the weapon before you counterattack. It was designed to be simple to learn and to provide effective results.

William E. Fairbairn

Archived from the original on 3 March I have a very high opinion of the fighting value of the Tommy and one-hand-guns. 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 fairbaairn.

If you must absorb cuts, try to avoid absorbing them with your arms and hands by using your feet.

Knife held as in Fig. Note – The commands should be given somewhat as in the previous exercise.

Note – Where possible select a slope with second-growth trees. Our answer to that is: Army studied under Fairbairn. Knife Arts ‘ started by jckailatstudentMay 18, Share This Page Tweet. The manuals brought up in this thread are available for download as a pdf file.


Full text of “The Fairbairn Manual Of Knife Fighting”

On several of these encounters as many as twenty Policemen and criminals were fighting from room to room, etc. Do not attack the hand. Arm shoulder high – reverse the hand – back of the hand down.

We contend that at fakrbairn a time, it would be a very comfortable feeling to know that one had a well balanced fighting knife handy. Sykes prior to World War II. Fairbairn published several more books on the subject of self-defense, all of which refer to Defendu only in relation to the earlier book. Naturally, the speed fighhting which loss of consciousness or death takes place will depend upon the size of the artery cut.

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. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Do try to find an expedient weapon, such as a belt or a stick. This is the time when a well balanced fighting knife, in the hands of a man trained to use it scientifically, becomes the most deadly weapon it is possible to have.

On the command GO you will draw your knife and advance at the run in the direction indicated. Fairbairn to North Americaand Sykes to SOE, where he trained special agents for behind the lines duties [ clarification needed ].

William E. Fairbairn – Wikipedia

It takes the form of a typewritten manuscript, with numerous holographic notes in Lieutenant Colonel Fairbairn’s own hand. Yes, my password is: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. WHen carried in these positions, it is essential that the sheath is firmly secured, so that it will not “ride” in any direction.

The hand reaches maximum speed shortly before the arm is fully extended, and travels faster on the return stroke than on the forward stroke.


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When making a “Thrust” you are in a lunging position, with your arm extended forward to its full length, leaving you “wide open” to attach by one or more of your other opponents.

Be aware of this. KailatMay 22, Fairbairn, OBE, presented me with fairhairn unpublished document on the subject of knife fighting.

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. Between “C” and “D” reverse the hand to its original position, back of hand UP. Based on his training and knowledge in boxing, wrestling, savate, jujutsu, judo and fights he was involved in during his police work, Fairbairn began to develop his own system of hand to hand combatinitially referring it as “Defendu”.

The Student should be briefed as follows: We are frequently being told of Judo Experts who claim that they can dis-arm a man attacking them with a knife without the aid of any weapon – in other words – with their bare hands.

This document was written by his father in Holding the knife in the right hand, arm shoulder high, forearm bent, back of the hand up, knife over the left shoulder. The other fingers should only be loosely on the hilt. Revision fightlng rewriting was to be accomplished on the basis of instruction in the form and style of knife fighting covered in the manuscript, together fairgairn such other material that I deemed useful.

Do not close with your attacker. Concentrate on the knife. I am not sure better is the best word to use here.