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5.0 out of 5 stars In depth history.
Not only an instructional work by the famed Bill Fairburn that presents an excellent self defence system but gives a snapshot into the mindset of a Britain fighting for its very existence. Excellent work.
Published on 7 Mar 2009 by Mrs. H. R. Martin-bacon

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3.0 out of 5 stars Antiquity Worth A Breeze
If you interested in the realtionship between the west imperialism & Martial Arts, this is def. worth a look. Counter insugency close to the end of Empire
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome book, 25 Feb 2013
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Great book by a very impresive man, basic simple and extreamly effective, the godfather of Krav Maga. Again well worth the moeny. delivered on time and in great condition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All-in-Fighting, 16 Aug 2012
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This book is a very good insight to the training of the home guard,and later the commandos. Fairbairn(the author)was the first to form a easy to teach fighting
system. which is still even Today the unarmed combat bible of the commandos and the S.A.S.
There are more detailed books by Fairbairn but for the low cost I think this book
Is good value
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hong Kong tactics for dealing with the Hun, 6 July 2012
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This slim book is clearly a product of its time and the world in which it was published. Each move (offensive or defensive) is described and many are shown in sketch form with plucky Tommies overpowering and despatching the Boche. I haven't tried the moves but am sure, based on the author's credentials, that each is effective. It's an interesting book but not much use in a scrap if you have to keep referring back to it. Best to practise with a friend until the techniques become second nature. Then all you will need is a deserving foe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars an excelent buy, 28 Aug 2014
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absolutly excelent buy,buy this simple book for the history and refference but do not try to perform these techniques as you may hurt somebody these techniques are for life or death ecountors that you come across on a battle field
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book, 9 Sep 2014
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Love this book. Very old school with lots of useful info. Great it there are two of you to recreate the drawings of the different fighting styles.....
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3.0 out of 5 stars All-in fighting, 17 Dec 2010
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I am a fan of W.E. Fairbairn and the work he done.
This title is for it's time excellent.
While lot's of people may purchase this publication for it's historic value I feel modern self-protection enthusiasts would gain a good understanding of techniques.
I would like to add that as a modern manual it is lacking in many areas but as this title pre-dates most others by a number of years this should be considered prior to purchase.
The techniques within are often compliant techniques but again as pressure testing wasn't common practise in these days again it's important to acknowledge this prior to purchase.
I have listed this as 3 out of 5 stars as I think the quality of the print work is low and the book has an overall cheap feel to it.... but in it's defence you get what you pay for. I also feel that this title would have been better added to Fairbairn's other works such as Defendu and packaged together as both titles struggle as stand alone titles in modern combat training.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All-in Fighting, 25 Jun 2012
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Having studied and practised various forms of Karate and self-defence, this book interested me greatly. Most of the moves are covered in other disciplines but the writing of the text is really interested to read - a piece of History.
Unfortunately the initial order 'didn't arrive' but Amazon ensured a copy was delivered quickly when informed. The original copy eventually turned up a few weeks later, mislaid in the post...
Excellent Amazon service.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good read, 29 May 2013
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this book is very good on the drawing and well written it nice to get a old book reprinted
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5.0 out of 5 stars top book, 25 Jun 2012
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A very fine book, Ijust hope I never hsve the need to use the methods in it. Still, knowledge is power and ignorance is not always bliss.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All In Fighting, 19 Jun 2012
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As usual with Amazon service was immediate and the book is written in a way it would be impossible to misunderstand. Although it is comprehensive with its subject it does not overstate anything and and most readers should be able to assimilate its contents quite comfortably.
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