Get Tough

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The father of modern hand-to-hand combat, Capt. 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 designed these practical methods after years of training troops and watching ruffians, thugs, bandits and bullies. Now you can profit from his experience.
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Overview


The father of modern hand-to-hand combat, Capt. 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 designed these practical methods after years of training troops and watching ruffians, thugs, bandits and bullies. Now you can profit from his experience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873640022
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1996
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 708,439
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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W.E. Fairbairn taught unarmed combat to the famed British Commandos and the U.S. armed forces during World War II. Before the war he served as assistant commissioner of the Shanghai Police Force. He was the inventor of the Fairbairn Commando Knife and the author of the classics Get Tough and Shooting to Live.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Blows
Chapter 2 - Releases
Chapter 3 - Holds
Chapter 4 - Throws
Chapter 5 - Miscellaneous Advice
Chapter 6 - Use of the Knife
Chapter 7 - The Smatchet
Chapter 8 - Disarming an Opponent of His Pistol
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2001

    KISS: Keep it Simple Stupid

    Fairbairn's 'Get Tough' is THE classic manual of simple, practical, and deadly serious self-defence. The techniques taught in 'Get Tough' are those requiring little strength and, more importantly, gross motor skills. When involved in a deadly, physical combat situation fine motor movements are nearly impossible for the average person to perform. Therefore, you need skills that you can use, under extreme stress, to incapacitate your opponent as quickly as possible. If you're looking for a simple, effective method of self defence 'Get Tough' is for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2000

    Fairbairn could take Tyson

    Well, maybe not, but Capt. Fairbairn's book is a classic. The moves in the book, while around since WWII, are still effective today. There's no garbage here, nothing flashy or pretty. Just good hand to hand combat from the master himself. Trained in jujitsu, wrestling and boxing, Fairbairn combines his extensive training with years of training police and military forces. You can't go wrong with GET TOUGH!!

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