FMAT: ww2 Fairbairn knife fighting

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  1. Clark Kent

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    ww2 Fairbairn knife fighting
    By jckailatstudent - 05-18-2009 02:13 AM
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    Does anyone know any specifics on W.E. Fairbairn's knife fighting methods? I can not find any info concerning footwork or range.


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    As far as I can see, he doen't really discuss footwork. He stands with his feet a little wider than shoulder width and moves one foot slightly forward or back for movements.

    Here's an article written about Fairbairn and the stick that makes some conclusions from some of the pictures: www.mouseguns.com/kilofile/stick.pdf .
     
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    from what i understand of the fairbairn method, the physical components are pretty rudimentary. meaning it's pretty much grip, stance, strikes, & targets. rather than theory he preferred mindset. which has a lot of value for the battlefield, i would think.

    jf
     
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    Yes, I too understood it to be a pretty simple style of the "firstest with the mostest" variety.123
     

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