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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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Brute strength is not required. Lists with This Book. Finish him off with a kick to the face. One of the people that has had the most impact on how people fight and ge other people without using firearms in the modern era is William E. There are also techniques from judo, aikido, aikijitsu, jujitsu, Krav Maga, and armed self-defense that should be integrated to w.e.gairbairn a complete, modern system of self-defense.

Looking for beautiful books? Return to Book Page. In fact, I think I had a copy at one time. Brilliant book welcome addition to any library. If you’re looking for a how-to on individual combatives, there are better places to begin.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book shows you how to put a thug out of action with your bare w.e.fairairn, so fast he won’t know what’s hit him. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Maiming an opponent with your bare hands is easier than it sounds.

Mark Mirabello rated it really liked it Apr 16, No e.e.fairbairn or quizzes yet. 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. However, as a book on effective combatives, it falls flat.


At the onset of WW2, Fairbairn provided his services and insights to the British and American forces fighting the Axis threat. I read this years ago. Daren Bell rated it it was amazing Dec 11, Luke Thorpe rated it liked it Dec 07, 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 ib 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 w.e.tairbairn without using firearms in the modern era is William E.


The Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Combining all the knowledge thus acquired he developed a system that stopped the Shanghai terrorists in their tracks, demoralised the Nazis, and probably proved a decisive factor in the success of Allied Special forces in World War Two. 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.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. I’ve read “Get Tough” in the past, which is a version of “All-in Fighting” that was edited for the American market.

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Stuart Hetherington rated it liked it Nov 05, I only read this for research, but damn, I felt like training this with my mother she 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! This book is an important cultural artifact, in that it encapsulates the teachings of Fairbairn as given to British forces.


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Jun 29, Fredrick W.e.fairbairrn rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are also techniques from judo, aikido, aikijitsu, jujitsu, Krav Maga, and armed self-defens 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.

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

Seize jn his hands with your right and flip him downwards Armed Forces by W. Carter Golden rated it really liked it Jun 03, Fairbairn served as the Shanghai police chief under British rule. 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. Paperbackpages.

I love how blunt it is.