IT is not unlikely that many of you who visit this web site each month have a reprint (or possibly even an original) edition of William Fairbairn’s classic Scientific Self-Defence . This book describes Fairbairn’s full method of what we would today call police defensive tactics and self-defense . A study of this book makes it plain that Fairbairn’s Method, referred to by him as “Defendu” , is what his most distinguished pupil, Rex Applegate, might have called “peacetime methods of individual combat or self-defense”. Much of Defendu deals with ju-jutsu arrest and control methods, as well as practical self-defense reactions to common street attacks, and a private citizen’s use of a walking stick as a weapon of personal protection. This is/was “Defendu”.
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Model Mugging’s martial science instructional system is more than learning simple physical self defense skills. The physical portion of this young teen self defense course can be taught rather rapidly along with adrenaline stress training. But personal protection is more about mental and emotional preparation. Just teaching physical self defense skills does not give students the “what to look out for” or better yet “what to avoid”. We promote the avoidance of danger and that requires students become aware of what to recognize in order to avoid the threat.