Get Tough. by Major W. E. Fairbairn. Edition: First Edition. Book condition: Very Good Condition. Jacket condition: No Dust Jacket. Book Description. W. E. Fairbairn, taught the famed British Commandos from this classic, long-out- of-print manual on unarmed combat. Known for his “get tough” attitude, Fairbairn . Get Tough! by W E Fairbairn, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Get Tough! : How to Win in Hand to Hand Fighting
The difference in toigh is that “Get Tough” lacks the final chapter of “All-in Fighting”, which covers the use of the bayonet. The drawings are really good and it’s actually quite interesting to read.
Now you can profit from his experience. It’s not all bad, though, and several good points are still offered even if some of the content is a little out there. Brilliant book, well presented and timeless self protection manual.
I didn’t appreciate it much then. Further informal analysis can be found at this webforum: Known for his “get tough” attitude, Fairbairn designed these practical methods after years of training troops and watching ruffians, thugs, bandits and bullies.
He called this system “Defendu”, and it was one of the first “Western Hybrid” arts, derived from elements of Japanese and Chinese fighting arts. Carter Golden rated it really liked w.e.firbairn Jun 03, Fairbairn was a Police Commisioner in Shanghai in the s, was one of the first non-Japanese black belts in Judo certified by the founder of Judo, Jigoro Kanoand during his time in Shanghai, devised systems of both close-range gunfighting and hand-to-hand combat–assets that were desperately needed for him and his men both westerners an One of the people that has had the most impact on how people fight and kill other people without using firearms in fough modern era is William E.
It’s written so that it’s easy to access and it is relevant for people interested in self defense.
You can knock someone unconscious with a matchbox!
While some of the techniques may be outdates or ineffective, the spirt of the book is there. I’m going ni spend all of tomorrow practicing it on my friends.
Fairbairn was a Police Commisioner in Shanghai in the s, was one of the first non-Japanese black belts in Judo certified by the founder of Judo, Jigoro Kanoand during his time in Shanghai, devised systems of both close-range gunfighting and hand-to-hand combat–assets that were desperately needed for him and his men both westerners and ethnic Chinese when locked in lethal struggle with the ruthless Triad gangs many of whom were crack shots, and highly skilled in Chinese Boxing, aka: MacCalla rated it liked it Sep 02, If you’re looking for a how-to on individual combatives, there are better places to begin.
Brilliant book welcome addition to any library. I read this years ago.
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Return to Book Page. Fairbairn, taught the famed British Commandos from this classic, long-out-of-print manual on unarmed combat. Mark Mirabello rated it really liked it Apr 16, If you were thinking of writing a WWII action book that involved hand-to-hand combat this would be an excellent reference. Jun 29, Fredrick Danysh rated it it tougn amazing Shelves: I’m glad I re-read it. And kick break someone’s spine by throwing your opponent to the floor!
Fairbairn served as the Shanghai police chief under British rule. Be the first to ask a question about Get Tough!
Armed Forces w.e.faiirbairn, please sign up. Feb 05, Steve Scott rated it really liked it Shelves: The w.e.gairbairn of Defendu addressed unarmed combat as well as the use of sticks, knives and improvised weaponry as well as defending against same with a feral savagery that seems to be distinctly different from other systems of the time.
At the onset of WW2, Fairbairn provided his services and insights to the British and American forces fighting the Axis threat.
Brute strength is not required. Jordan Kelch rated it really liked it Sep 01, Looking for beautiful books? One of the seminal books on unarmed combat, with practical, effective techniques proven on the battlefields of World War II and still very relevant to soldiers on today’s battlefields, law enforcement officers on the thin blue line, or civilians interested in self-defense.