Hands Off!: Self-Defense for Women

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Paladin Press, May 1, 2004 - 56 pages
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When the author wrote Hands Off! in 1942, most men were off fighting the war, and women were left on their own to provide for and protect themselves. Fairbarn's hands-on techniques taught women how to turn their perceived disadvantages of weight, build and strength into advantages to be exploited against potential attackers. This historical gem's real value is as a record of the state of the world and women's self-defense 60 years ago, and Paladin Press is proud to bring back a work by the inimitable self-defense master W.E. Fairbairn so that a new generation of American men and women can enjoy and benefit from his teachings.

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W.E. Fairbairn taught unarmed combat to the famed British Commandos and the U.S. armed forces during World War II. Before the war he served as assistant commissioner of the Shanghai Police Force. He was the inventor of the Fairbairn Commando Knife and the author of the classics Get Tough and Shooting to Live.

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