I meant more 'rag' status but point taken.
Apparently William Fairbairn also founded his own martial art which he called 'Defendu'. I don't think that it quite caught on, but it seems that most of his training was indeed in Judo and that's probably what he taught the recruits during the war (he later published a book on combative called Get Tough which showed a 'Japanese Strangle' aka hadaka jime as a sentry removal technique). As for Edward did you mean Eric? Eric Anthony Sykes worked closely with Fairbain and it seems that they designed a combat knife (Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife) for use during CQC type situations.Quote:
This would be William Ewart Fairbairn and Edward Anthony Sykes. As Fairbairn's Dan rankings from the Kodokan are signed by Jigoro Kano himself, this qualifies as martial arts related.
Fairbairn's original training was in jiu jitsu(no one is completely sure of the style. Most common debates are between Tenshin ryu and Shinno Shindo ryu). He also studied Chinese boxing.
this thread is interesting, I am learning something new everyday.
time to open up a schoolQuote:
Away from prying eyes, trainee agents were taught the arts of silent killing, housebreaking, bridge-blowing, arson, forgery, disguise and sabotage, as well as how to resist interrogation and torture.