More self defence - Bill Underwood

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by lastfour, Jan 28, 2008.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. Little known Military self defence expert from way back, do a google for the name.
    Pretty impressive stuff.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. No.

    How about you research it and post some info for us to actually read instead of allowing us to admire his poorly ironed uniform.
     
  3. abridged version. Short scouser. Kicked people.
     
  4. I hadn't heard of this guy until now: I just assumed that the Canadians used the same jiu-jitsu based 'Defendu' created by William Fairbairn (he of Shanghai Police and fighting knife fame).

    How does Underwood's system differ from his?
     
  5. The thing about the Underwood method is that it was intended to take your opponent out quickly, it was based on breaks, locks and attacking pressure points.
    Just practical stuff, the SOE that Underwood taught to didnt have time for years of study, they just needed quick and effective.
    The military system is still taught mainly in Canada one or two clubs in the UK teach the civilian version called Defendo.
    Fairburns system Defendu was similar and probably better known.

    Poorly ironed uniform? That was de-rigueur in those days pal.