Get Tough - WE Fairbairn - 1942

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Get Tough - WE Fairbairn - 1942

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Re: Get Tough - WE Fairbairn - 1942

Postby MEversbergII » 01 Dec 2014 15:35

When I was a fighting-man, the kettle-drums they beat,
The people scattered gold-dust before my horses feet;
But now I am a great king, the people hound my track
With poison in my wine-cup, and daggers at my back.

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Re: Get Tough - WE Fairbairn - 1942

Postby Thearos » 19 Dec 2014 22:49

Wow. The gist: most techniques don't work, a few are genuinely baffling. Chin jab and side kicks not bad, though.
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Re: Get Tough - WE Fairbairn - 1942

Postby knirirr » 19 Dec 2014 23:05

Thearos wrote:Wow. The gist: most techniques don't work, a few are genuinely baffling. Chin jab and side kicks not bad, though.


I've never really got on with the chin jab, finding the wrist position uncomfortable. Renaud's palm strike is rather nice, though.
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Re: Get Tough - WE Fairbairn - 1942

Postby MEversbergII » 25 Dec 2014 20:56

Thearos wrote:Wow. The gist: most techniques don't work, a few are genuinely baffling. Chin jab and side kicks not bad, though.


Yep! So much of that stuff is what they call "low percentage", if not out right useless.

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When I was a fighting-man, the kettle-drums they beat,
The people scattered gold-dust before my horses feet;
But now I am a great king, the people hound my track
With poison in my wine-cup, and daggers at my back.

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Re: Get Tough - WE Fairbairn - 1942

Postby Thearos » 26 Dec 2014 02:34

There is overlap with this

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=15218

(Shanghai Police manual)

which is somehow more convincing
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Re: Get Tough - WE Fairbairn - 1942

Postby MEversbergII » 28 Dec 2014 09:15

I haven't read through it all, but it looks like a lot of the same compliance-based stuff. Spotted similarities between that and Unarmed Combat for the American Soldier.

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When I was a fighting-man, the kettle-drums they beat,
The people scattered gold-dust before my horses feet;
But now I am a great king, the people hound my track
With poison in my wine-cup, and daggers at my back.

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Re: Get Tough - WE Fairbairn - 1942

Postby Thearos » 04 Jan 2015 03:15

The "front strangle" (no. 5) seems effective in an old-timey ju-jitsu-ey way ?
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Re: Get Tough - WE Fairbairn - 1942

Postby MEversbergII » 08 Jan 2015 00:23

I've seen that phrase before; where's it from?

And yeah, it looks like a hip throw, definitely rather compliant looking though.

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When I was a fighting-man, the kettle-drums they beat,
The people scattered gold-dust before my horses feet;
But now I am a great king, the people hound my track
With poison in my wine-cup, and daggers at my back.

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Re: Get Tough - WE Fairbairn - 1942

Postby Thearos » 09 Jan 2015 20:35

I've never seen the term before; it seems to me that the hip-throw is less important than the strangle, with forearm strike across the throat and the trapping of the opponent's right arm between one's neck and one's own right should (and indeed over that shoulder). As seen here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buE_jLEZrf4

(2:22). I'd submit that this kinda works.
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Re: Get Tough - WE Fairbairn - 1942

Postby Thearos » 10 Jan 2015 15:56

Does Mr Marwood have views ?
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