Aug 11, 2007

The Use Of The Knife (Chart of TUD) By W.E Fairburn

*click me*

W.E Fairburn is a household name in knifefighting, famous for the design of "Fairburn-Sykes fighting knife" (essentially a stiletto: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairbairn-Sykes_fighting_knife), and always being mentioned in anything "WWII combatives"-based stuff, alongside Col. Rex Applegate, who trained heavily with Fairburn.

Wikipedia says:
William Ewart Fairbairn (1885-1960) was a soldier, police officer, and exponent of hand-to-hand combat methods for the Shanghai police between the World Wars, and allied special forces in World War II


I could start a whole shitlist on why I dislike most people who teach WWII combatives, but that's a discussion for next time.

Here's the link to an excerpt from "Get Tough," a well known book, written by Fairburn.
http://www.gutterfighting.org/fairbairnknife.html


The reason I made this post today, despite my usual dislike/distrust of WWII combatives is the fact that the chart on there (also on the top of this post) makes me smile. Take a look.
-y

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why does it make you smile? In a good way, or bad? You think it's unrealistic, the times I mean? or just the way it looks? I'm Trained in Kali, and I'm also a Paramedic, and the times are fairly realistic, I also don't trust ww2 combatives, but Imagine coming up with something to train an entire country in a short period of time. Back in those days the only MMA in the US where Boxing and football, so they deserve some credit

Punch Kick Choke said...

It was meant in a creepy "I enjoy stabbing people in the Jugular" kind of way.

:)

Anonymous said...

wow you guys are strange. . .