Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Fairbairn on the Fairbairn Method


Something for our shooting "enthusiasts" -

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

Background:

"Prior to my association with the armed forces of Great Britain and the United States I served as Assistant Commissioner in Command of the Riot Squads of the Shanghai Municipal Police Command from 1925 to 1940. During this period, our force handled over 2000 riot calls of all types and descriptions, including shooting affrays, many of which were against armed robbers and kndnappers. In addition, the squads were responsible for the investigation and tracking down of vice-rings and narcotics smugglers."..........

".......The art of close contact fighting includes fighting with and without knives; firing of a pistol under every conceivable condition and at every possible position likely to be met in actual combat during day or night.........."

MYSTERY RANGES-

"In order to create simulated combat conditions for training purposes, I planned and supervised the erection of indoor mystery ranges at Areas B-2, A-3, E and F. These ranges were originally developed by me in connection with police work in China and were first used in military training in the courses given to the British Commandos and the British Army. In the mystery ranges a simulation was affected of actual battle noises, conditions under which shooting affrays occur, especially in house to house combat. The training included methods of entering closed and locked doors, methods of bursting open such doors, methods of using trap doors, methods of roof top figthing and firing on moving and possibly concealed targets. Under varying degrees of light, darkness, and shadows, plus the introduction of sound effects, moving objects, and various alarming surprises, an opportunity is afforded to test the moral fibre of the student and to develop his courage and capacity for self control."

"The course consists of practical war methods of shooting with the one-hand gun, in which any man of average intelligence can be taught to draw, load fire and hit his opponent within a second."

"This is not a new fangled idea, but a proven method which has been in use in the far-east since 1919, against some of the most dsperate criminals in the world - men who were, (in most cases), known killers, who preferred always to shoot it out, rather than being captured and finishing up in front of a firing squad, etc....."

"All affrays were on the run - up and down stairways, over roofs, down cobbled alleyways, or in very crowded streets. Ninety percent of the shooting was in the dark and the majority of hits were within four yards. Some of the police were killed by being shot in the back at a matter of inches distance only."

"Students should be informed that the average shoting with the one-hand gun is over, so far as they will be concerned, in a very few seconds. There will no time to reload. If there first shot takes longer than a third of a second to fire, they will not be the one to tell the newspaper about it. It is literally a matter of the quick and the dead - so they can take their choice."

Pretty comprehensive sounding to me.

Instead of attempting to define and/or qualify Fairbairn's thoughts and methodology ad nauseam, it's best to let him tell it!

Again, the above quotes sum it all up.

Copyright 2003 www.thetruthaboutselfdefense.com

Carl Cestari began his study of the martial arts with judo at the age of 7 under the direction of Yoshisada Yonezuka. During the past forty plus years Carl has dedicated his life to studying the martial arts, hand to hand combat systems, history and religion. What makes Carl unique is his combination of martial arts, law enforcement and military and real world experience. Carl has been exposed to a multitude of people with a wide variety experience. The following is a list of some of Carl's ranks and honors. Shinan (Founder) Tekkenryu jujutsuRyokudan (6th degree) Koshinkai Karate under John BurrelleGodan (5th degree) Jujutsu under Clarke of the World Jujutsu Fedaration (now defunct)Sandan (3rd degree) Nippon Kempo under Narabu SadaNidan (2nd degree) Judo under Masafumi SuzukiShodan (1st degree) Judo under Yoshisada YonezukaShodan (1st degree) Shukokai Karate under Kimura, Kadachi and Yonezuka Shodan (1st degree) Daitoryu AikijujutsuInstructors Certificate- Charles Nelson System of Self Defense under Charlie Nelsonhttp://www.thetruthaboutselfdefense.com


MORE RESOURCES:

mySanAntonio.com (blog)

Systema martial arts focuses on self-defense, health
mySanAntonio.com (blog)
Fans of CrossFit and Krav Maga might want to check out Systema, a fitness and martial arts system developed by the Russian military. Besides hand-to-hand moves, Systema emphasizes proper breathing and relaxation techniques. Unlike many martial arts ...



azcentral.com

Scottsdale-based program is 'martial arts of football'
azcentral.com
Now, with his former Cardinals teammate, defensive lineman Gabe Watson, the Safe program has been born out of a mixed-martial-arts gym in Scottsdale called Fight Ready. Incorporating jujitsu moves, it teaches blocking and pass-rushing techniques with ...



Judo, mixed martial arts assist Washington's Hau'oli Kikaha on gridiron
Pac-12.com
Kikaha began practicing martial arts before arriving at Washington and has applied some aspects of the respective disciplines to the football field. “There is a lot to balance and core strength and fighting martial arts, and there is a correlation in ...



Films, Martial Arts, and More at Fiesta Latina at Bowers Museum This Sunday
OC Weekly (blog)
Salsa dancing lessons, a DJ set featuring tangos, rancheras, and boleros, Brazilian martial arts demonstration and a guitar performance round out the day's schedule, with a showcase of films at the center; a series of short films brought to you by the ...



The martial arts family that kicks together, stays together
Moorpark Acorn
For Jason Flame, the owner of Tang Soo Do University in Moorpark, martial arts is a family sport that fosters mental, physical and emotional strength. “We like to say that a family that kicks together, sticks together,” Flame said. “ It's something ...



NY Institute of Martial Arts honors set for Saturday at College in Staten Island
SILive.com (blog)
View full sizeDavid Rose, president and CEO of the Eger Lutheran Homes, will receive an honorary black belt Saturday at the College of Staten Island. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The New York Institute of Martial Arts Annual Promotion Board is set for ...

and more »


'Super Nick,' 63, enjoying role as mixed martial arts corner man
The Detroit News
Now, at 63, Shepard is lending his rough and tough lifestyle to a different arena — mixed martial arts. He's a trainer, corner man and guru, and Friday at the Southgate Civic Center, he'll help fighter Willis Black. “He inspired me,” said boxing and ...



NBC 7 San Diego

Martial Arts Studio Fights Back Against Assaults
NBC 7 San Diego
There have been five assaults reported on women in San Diego's North Park community over the last two months and one martial arts studio is determined to fight back. NBC 7's Liberty Zabala speaks with instructors and students at Impact Krav Maga ...



New York Daily News

Black belt muscled out of Long Island school by martial arts king: lawsuit
New York Daily News
Before the showdown, Belluomo operated a martial arts school in Seaford, one of a chain of Schulmann-branded schools. And according to the suit, he believed he was contractually owed a share of the profits from another Schulmann school in Manhasset, ...



Break a Board for the Cure with Martial Arts America Saturday, July 26th
eCoronado.com (blog)
Break a Board for the Cure with Martial Arts America this Saturday, July 26th at Coronado's Glorietta Bay Park. We will be doing board breaking at 1:00pm and 6:00pm. Come to one or both sessions! At Relay For Life, communities across the globe come ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.