Our instructors



We provide instruction in the Gutter Fighting methods of William Ewart Fairbairn. Out instructional method is modeled after Fairbairn's. All of our instructors are trained, certified, and supported by Fairbairn Protocol.  The Fairbairn Protocol organization is the only source of authentic Fairbairn Protocol certification or instruction in our systems and methods. Instructor certifications can be course and/or capability specific.

To best address your needs and current availabilities, a client can request a specific instructor.

For example, the client has a preference for the teaching style of a particular instructor. In this case, instructor selection is important as the personal style of the instructor contributes to the overall quality of the course.

Our instructors


Barry Drennan

Head instructor, and founder of Fairbairn Protocol

Barry has been involved in the martial arts world for over 40 years. He specializes in the unique instructional methods and practical use of Fairbairn's WWII Gutter Fighting, He has also authored three books on the subject. In addition, he holds a Black Belt in Karate and has trained in Boxing, Jujutsu, and Krav Maga, plus Non-firing weapons, basic Fairbairn Point Shooting, and the real-world "School of Hard Knocks". He has over 4 decades of experience as an instructor, training a spectrum of people, from private citizens, to specialized personnel, where he specializes in Condition II type training which specifically focuses on getting your people home when standard methods and situations go bad.

Books Barry Drennan has authored: The Science of Combatives, Light, Wind & Motion - A study of Short System Combatives, and Light, Wind & Motion - Practitioner's Handbook.




Marc-André Sauvé

Specialized Instructor - Light, Wind & Motion

Marc-André is a certified Fairbairn Protocol H2H Specialized Instructor. A graduate of Police Technology, with prior experience in security, Marc-André has undertaken supplemental training in handcuffing and pressure point applications, the R.I.S.K. System of combatives, and Krav Maga. His experience includes serving with the Canadian Forces Infantry, where he was been involved in executive transport. Marc-André is available for "Light, Wind & Motion" courses.






Cassandra Sauvé

Specialized Instructor - Light, Wind & Motion

Cassandra is a certified Fairbairn Protocol H2H Specialized Instructor. Cassandra is a graduate of Police Technology, and is certified in Fairbairn Point-Shooting. Her experience includes working in security and boxing. She also served with the Canadian Forces Royal 22nd Regiment "Vandoos" (RC), where she served as a Section Leader. Cassandra is available for "Light, Wind & Motion" courses.






Simon Jeker

Specialized Instructor - Light, Wind & Motion

Simon is a certified Fairbairn Protocol H2H Specialized Instructor. Active in Switzerland, Simon has over two-decades of experience training in reality-based self-defense systems, He has Coach certifications in Krav Maga and Combatives. His expertise includes 20 years an active member of several boxing clubs. For more than 10 years, he has been offering courses and seminars in the field of unarmed self-protection and Combatives in Switzerland, mainly for civilians. Simon is available for "Light, Wind & Motion" and "Basic Fairbairn Gutter Fighting" courses. Contact Information -  FairbairnH2H@protonmail.com