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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Published December 1st by Paladin Press first published 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. No trivia or quizzes w.e.fairgairn. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And kick break someone’s spine by throwing your opponent to the floor!

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ih We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The art of Defendu addressed unarmed combat as well w.e.fakrbairn the use of sticks, knives and improvised weaponry as well as defending against same with a feral savagery that seems to be w.fairbairn different from other systems of the time. Some of Fairbairn’s assertions are flat-out wrong, such as his statements 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.

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. Brilliant book, well presented and timeless self protection manual.


Want to Read saving…. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In fact, I think I had a copy at one time.

It has pretty much every situation you’d be in and a slightly bad sportsmanship way to get out of every one. Bby came across a reference to Fairbairn in a thriller and was interested enough to track him down. If you’re looking for a piece of history, this is a great read. There are also techniques from judo, aikido, aikijitsu, jujitsu, Krav Maga, and armed tougg 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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This should be in every martial artist’s library as well as anyone interested in self-defense. It’s written so that it’s easy to access and it is relevant for people interested in self defense.

This is the self-defense manual for the rest of us. Paperbackpages.

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

Jun 29, Fredrick Danysh rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would like anyone who trains with me to read it, as, as far as hand-to-hand combat, this are many aspects of what we do here. He developed fighting and defense techniques for his native policemen as well as for the British coomandos and American Marines.

May 22, Lester rated it it was amazing. Brute strength is not required. Fairbairn, taught the famed British Commandos from this classic, long-out-of-print manual on unarmed combat. It shows how they won their fights – even against enemies who were bigger, stronger, and armed. Trivia About Get Tough!


Be the first to ask a question about Get Tough! Now you can profit from his experience. I’ve read “Get Tough” in the past, which is a version of “All-in Fighting” that was edited for the American market. There are also techniques from judo, aikido, aikijitsu, jujitsu, Krav Maga, and armed self-defense that should be integrated to form a complete, modern system of w.e.fairbxirn.

Nov 02, Amanda Alexandre rated it liked it Shelves: Jul 24, John Szucs rated it really liked it Shelves: The father of modern hand-to-hand combat, Capt. Carter Golden rated it really liked it Jun 03, This book is an 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 ny 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. I’m glad I re-read it.