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Fairbairn Self Defense

NO. 24 - THE ART OF GETTING UP FROM THE GROUND You will have noted that no holds or locks on the ground are demonstrated. The reason for this is (a) THIS IS WAR your object is to kill or dispose of your opponent as quickly as possible and go to the assistance of your comrades. (b) Once on the ground, you are more vulnerable to attack. (See No. 3B, Bronco Kick.) (c) It takes months of constant daily practice to master the an of falling, and personal instruction from a qualified instructor is...

Get Tough How to win in handtohand fighting

As taught to the british commandos and the U.S. armed The psychological reaction of any man, when he first takes the smatchet in his hand, is full justification for its recommendation as a fighting weapon. He will immediately register all the essential qualities of a good soldier-confidence, determination, and aggressiveness. Its balance, weight, and killing power, with the point, edge, or pommel, combined with the extremely simple training necessary to become efficient in its use, make it the...