(liverpool Gutter Fighters/Personal Defence Soloutions)
Close Quarters Combat (CQC or close combat), World War II-era American combatives were largely codified by Britons William E. Fairbairn and Eric A. Sykes. Also known for their eponymous Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife, Fairbairn and Sykes had worked in the British Armed Forces and helped teach the Shanghai Municipal Police (SMP).
Combatives is characterised by quick, effective, and simple techniques for fighting with or without weapons in melee situations. Similar training was provided to British Commandos, the First Special Service Force, Office of Strategic Services, Army Rangers, and Marine Raiders.
Fairbairn at one point called this system Defendu and published on it, as did their American colleague Rex Applegate. Fairbairn often referred to the technique as "gutter fighting," a term which Applegate used, along with "the Fairbairn system".
For several years a dedicated group of combative practisioners have been training together each week in merseyside
.If your are seriously interested in self protection , you are welcome to attend our sessions. The age limit is 18.Wear training clothing that is similar to your everyday wear, If you have focus pads and kick shields bring them.make sure you have an intake of fluids during class and be prepared to sweat.
We have a great group of Guys and Girls you will be made very welcome.
We meet every Wednesday 8.30-10.00