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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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. The weapon was so revolutionary that it was immediately assimilated into the British Army.

As stated this is an incredibly rare book and only a handful of copies are known to exist. 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.

Judo Founder Jigoro Kano. Write a customer review. In Defendu was re-published by D. My grandfather trained with him at Camp X fairbaifn the second world War.

Defendu – Wikipedia

Share your thoughts with other customers. William Ewart Fairbairn died at his home in England on June 20th, The techniques consist of high-percentage throws, kicks, defenvu, falling techniques, and his trademark edge-of-hand blow. It is a hand-to-hand combat system based on practical experience mixed with jujutsu and boxing that was developed to train the Shanghai Municipal Police, and was later taught in expanded faairbairn to Office of Strategic Services and Special Operations Executive members during World War II.


He threw himself into the task, combining his military training, his time mastering at least four Eastern martial arts, and his own personal experience and creating a new style of fighting known as “Defendu” that he began to teach to his fellow officers.

Shanghai Municipal Police, He became the first Westerner to receive black belts in Judo and Jujitsu from a Japanese grandmaster. Inwhen riots broke out across Shanghai, Fairbairn developed the first Riot Police Squad defenud formed, developed tactics to contain rioting and limit looting while minimizing civilian injuries. As close quarters battle or unarmed combat training progressed throughout this period, it was added to and refined utilising western fighting principles.

Share on Google Plus Share. The practitioner can use the techniques to control or maim; the falls and basic strikes support other aspects of self-defense.

Hideyoshi 11 months ago. Fairbairn’s experience in armed and unarmed combatives, gleaned both from military service and hundreds of fights while an officer of the Shanghai Municipal Police force, placed him among a handful of men who transformed modern hand-to-hand fighting. Father of Hand-to-Hand Combat W. A twenty-four hour cycle of non-stop shanking, stabbing, and face-kicking was pretty damn awesome for Fairbairn, but when his tour ended in he opted to transfer out of Korea and accept a post as a patrolman with the Shanghai Municipal Police Department.

History of Self Defense: Fairbairn’s Defendu – The Self Defense Training System

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Fairbairn to develop effective and practical methods of survival. Fairbairn and Sykes were both commissioned as second lieutenants on 15 July AmazonGlobal Devendu Orders Internationally.


The origin and development of this method rests in great part with the famed Lt. The same may be said for his riot work, his concepts of countersniping, and his development of the police role in urban combat. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He also served as part of fairbaairn legation guard for the British Consul in Seoul, Korea.

Slanted Pancake Basketweave Knife Sheath. However this particular example is of further interest in that it is signed and dated by Fairbairn along with a personal inscription that reads as follows: Don’t fuck with these guys.

History of Self Defense: Fairbairn’s Defendu

Fairbairn returned to England in He developed his own fighting system — Defendu —and taught it to members of that police force in order to reduce officer fatalities. See and discover other items: Fairbairn teaching the U.

The militarized version of Defendu faifbairn described in the military manual All in fightingused as a supplement during WW2 CQB-training. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Sykes prior to World War II. The copy shown at right is complete with its original dust jacket. Paladin should have taken greater care in its presentation of Defendu. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Appleton – Century Company New York