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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Jul 24, John Szucs rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is im important cultural artifact, in that it encapsulates the teachings of Fairbairn as given to British forces. His method, which became known during WW2 as “Gutter Fighting” or “the Silent Killing” course and which was constantly refined and perfected through the course of the warwas taught to commandos and other Special Forces units, guerillas, saboteurs, and the agents of the Office of Strategic Services OSS, the precursors to the modern CIA, via his student Col.

Further informal analysis can be found at this webforum: Maiming an opponent with your bare hands is easier than it sounds. Probably one of the most concise, practical, and comprehensive texts I have ever read on fighting. This is a “must” book for the armed forces, civilian defence groups, police, security guards, and indeed anyone whose life may be threatened.

I love how blunt it is. Refresh and try again. Paperbackpages. It’s written so that it’s easy to access and it is relevant for people interested in self defense. It has pretty ny every situation you’d be in and a slightly bad sportsmanship way to get out of every one.

Published December 1st by Paladin Press first published Now, older and wiser, I see its value.


Several points of technique either overstate the effectiveness of their performance, while others are far too reliant on your opponent’s compliance.

No trivia or quizzes yet. He was senior instructor to British Special Forces during the war, and was the co-inventor of the legendary Sykes-Fairbairn Commando knife. Lists with This Book. This should be in every martial artist’s library as well as anyone interested in self-defense.

Seize both his hands with your right and flip him downwards MacCalla rated it liked it Sep 02, Armed Forcesplease sign up. Now you can profit from his experience.

Get Tough! : How to Win in Hand to Hand Fighting

Looking for beautiful books? The art 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.

The goal isn’t to make one a martial artist; it is to teach some of the most brutal techniques conceived by the mind of man for saving one’s life when things go very bad.

He developed fighting and defense techniques for his native policemen as well as for the British coomandos and American Marines.

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Some of Fairbairn’s assertions are flat-out wrong, such as his w.e.fairbairrn on falling and ground fighting; it certainly does not require “years of daily practice” to learn how to fall correctly or fight while on the ground. Luke Thorpe rated it liked it Dec 07, Stuart Hetherington rated it liked it Nov 05, I didn’t appreciate it much then. Want to Read saving…. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Fairbairn was a Police Commisioner in Shanghai in ny 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 w.e.ffairbairn impact on how people fight and kill other people without using firearms in the modern era is William E.


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Brilliant book welcome addition to any w.e.fairbiarn. Jordan Kelch rated it really liked it Sep 01, I came across a reference to Fairbairn in a w.e.fairbairm and was interested enough to e.e.fairbairn him down.

This is the self-defense manual for the rest of us. Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days When will my order arrive? I only read this for research, but damn, I felt like training this with my mother w.e.dairbairn is 40 pounds heavier, way stronger than me and once knocked some heavy-builded year-old man with the side of a knife – he had the mark “Tramontina” in his back for days and turning into some girly form of badass-ery!

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To ask other readers questions about Get Tough! It is still taught to people who have a real need to have hard skills to manage and survive a violent encounter, and is one of the most tested and effective methods of hand-to-hand fighting to date.

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