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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I’ve read “Get Tough” in the past, which is a version of “All-in Fighting” that was edited for the American market.

David rated it really liked it Sep 19, Dec 08, Xenophon Hendrix rated it it was amazing. Fairbairn, was a tough Police officer who spent 30 years with the Shanghai Municipal Police, where he learned ju-jitsu JudoChinese boxing and other martial arts. While in China he became the first foreigner, living outside Japan, ever admitted to Kodokan Jiu-Jutsu University in Tokyo where he was awarded the black belt, second degree.

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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 tkugh 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.

Wesley Metcalfe rated it it was amazing May 06, If you’re looking for a piece of history, this is a great read. Brute strength is not required.

He was senior instructor to British Special Forces during the war, and was the co-inventor of the legendary Sykes-Fairbairn Commando knife. Want to Read Currently Reading Tiugh.

Now you can profit from his experience. E Fairburn was doing mixed martial arts long before many, many others. I’m glad I re-read it.


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Keep self defense or your offense simple, brutal, and effective. Lists tohgh This Book. 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!

Fairbairn w.e.faairbairn 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 the modern era is William E.

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.

I’m going to spend all of tomorrow practicing it on my friends. Want to Read saving…. The Best Books of I read this years ago. However, as a book on effective combatives, it falls flat. Jim Judy rated it it was amazing Aug 08, Looking for beautiful books? Maiming an opponent with your bare hands is w.e.fairbairb than it sounds.

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Jun 29, Fredrick Danysh rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jordan Kelch rated it really liked it Sep 01, And kick break someone’s spine by throwing your opponent to the floor! Paperbackpages. His method, which became known during WW2 as “Gutter Fighting” or “the Silent Killing” course and which was constantly refined and w.e.fairbairnn through the course of the w.e.airbairnwas 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.


Return to Book Page. Known for his “get tough” attitude, Fairbairn designed these practical methods after years of training troops and watching ruffians, thugs, bandits and bullies. Carter Golden rated it really liked it Jun 03, Fairbairn served as the Shanghai police chief under British rule. Jul w.e.vairbairn, John Szucs rated it really liked it Shelves: It shows how they won their fights – even against enemies who were bigger, stronger, and armed. Further informal analysis can be found at this webforum: Mark Mirabello rated e.e.fairbairn really w.e.fairbaien it Apr 16, This should be in every martial artist’s library as well as anyone interested in self-defense.

The difference in content is that “Get Tough” lacks the final chapter of “All-in Fighting”, which covers the use of the bayonet.

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At the onset of WW2, Fairbairn provided his services and insights to the British and American forces fighting the Axis threat. Open Preview See a Problem? No trivia or quizzes yet.

Trivia About Get Tough! Brilliant book, well presented and timeless self protection manual. Tracy rated it really liked it Aug 24,

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