Overwatch International

Welcome to Overwatch International

Fairbairn Protocol's Remote-training Program


Historical - The proven roots of our effective remote-training, begin in WWII, 1944.

Colonel William Ewart Fairbairn (S.O.E., O.S.S.) is without a doubt, the dominant figure in the history of close quarters combat. so much so, that In the world of WWII Combatives, he is referred to "the greatest of them all”, and as "the father of modern combatives".

In 1944, WWII, while on loan to the U.S. Office of Strategic Service (O.S.S), Fairbairn made two remote-training instructional films. These films were subsequently distributed to inaccessible Allied and Resistance personnel though-out the European Operational Theater.

The success of this invaluable remote-instruction in the many technical aspects of his close combat of knife-fighting and Gutter Fighting proved that Gutter Fighting could be taught by remote-training.

Now with easy access video and communications, remote-training in Fairbairn's legendary Gutter Fighting methods has returned again. This time, with Fairbairn Protocol's Overwatch International Remote-training programs.

Overwatch International is an elite Remote-training platform geared to every-day people and Professionals. Based on a proven core of expert instruction in the legendary fighting methods of W.E. Fairbairn and supported by personalized video reviews, every module addresses the unique needs of each individual client.

The key to Overwatch International's superior training is a "One-on-One" relationship that rivals live training

Overwatch International’s unsurpassed approach to remote-training uses the proven foundation of employing training videos, but takes three steps ahead by supporting full 80 minutes of training video with 2 detailed textbooks, private video capture and review, and personalized one-on-one coaching.

Choose Overwatch International Remote-training, and you choose the most effective remote Combatives training available today.


What makes Overwatch International so an industry leader?

To start, no online training in the world is more complete

When you purchase an Overwatch International module you will receive;

  • One year of Unlimited downloads of our level I eTextbook; “The Science of Combatives
  • One year of Unlimited downloads of our level II eTextbook; “Light, Wind & Motion
  • One year of Unlimited downloads of our full length “Light, Wind & Motion” training video
  • One year of Direct Streaming of our full length “Light, Wind & Motion” training video available by signing up with "Your Account".
  • Up to 120 days Term of Contract providing you with direct access to your own Remote-training Personal-trainer, who;
    • Reviews the video clips you create and send in
    • Reviews with personal one-on-one coaching
    • Answers your email questions
    • Expandable Term of Contract


Together these create your own private virtual dojo. These assets have been individually engineered to support each other. Synching together they will help you develop a skill base that is unachievable under the current standard of books, video format, or both.

The difference is huge, especially when as much as 80% of your ability to triumph over an adversary is in your head. The Gutter Fighting is a  specialized ability that stays with you!


More differences

In contrast to the standard of impersonal pre-recorded instructional videos that cash-in then immediately abandon the student with zero chance for corrective guidance; your Overwatch International Remote-training Personal Trainer stays with you throughout the program, providing professional personalized support.

The one-on-one relationship you develop with your assigned dedicated Remote-training Personal Trainer establishes a level of attention that previously was only achievable through high-cost private in-situ instruction.

With Overwatch International, you create your video-review and upload them to your private YouTube channel. You then submit them by emailing their links to you personal trainer. By controlling the content of the video you submit;

  • you to control your training schedule
  • you isolate your areas of concern
  • you fine-tune your skills
  • you develop a personal reference library that can be referred to for years to come.

With these capabilities and empowered by your Remote-training Personal Trainer, you will be able to maximize your gains and optimize the value of your training investment.

When you submit videos of yourself training, you are arming your personal trainer with a level of key data that is impossible to achieve in a live one-on-one setting. This enables your Remote-training Personal Trainer to perform a detailed analysis of your specific areas of concern as well as your over all development. From this they can provide unmatched professional targeting of your specific needs.

This relationship will accelerate your advancement and ensure that you will grasp these highly effective skills.



For your privacy, both during and after the completion of your program all videos remain 100% in your control. By using a private Youtube channel, you ensure that your private personalized training video library is also 100% under your control while still allowing you to share your video inventory .


Overwatch International advocates an easy three part Approach of "Preparation, Practice, Polish".



We strongly advise that everyone undertaking an Overwatch International Remote-training program begin with the two textbooks. First "The Science of Combatives" and then "Light, Wind & Motion". These are Fairbairn Protocol’s level I and II textbooks. These are your training manuals and your guide. These are your foundation. Essentially, their job is arming your mind.

The Science of Combatives, should be the first. From a combatant's point-of-view, it establishes a functional base understanding of how the body and mind work, and in turn, how an opponent’s body can be disabled. This battle-tested information sets the foundation that optimizes your abilities.

Light, Wind, & Motion guides you to the physic training. Supported by detailed full color high-definition images to best illustrate the text, its job is to provide a clear transmission of the Gutter Fighting concepts and techniques. It accomplishes this, by introducing an actual Fairbairn Gutter Fighting based self-defense system called "Light, Wind & Motion".

Employed as a functional model, learning Light, Wind & Motion reinforces the transmission of method through the extremely detailed explanations of concept, strategy, tactics, backed-up by precise descriptions of how to effectively perform them.

Then, by physically exploring the skills of Light, Wind & Motion you entrench words into skills and skills into muscle memory.

The two-part "Light, Wind & Motion" training video, has been engineered to present the physical techniques of "Light, Wind & Motion" in the same order they are found in the textbook. These assets should be used in conjunction with one-another to build the mental-maps and ingrain the movements into muscle-memory.

As a final phase, the textbook provides a description of "how to fit the system to your own personal style and approach.


Quick tip #1 Start with the destination in mind.

As you read through the textbooks and start putting together a mental picture of the various components, enhancements, and techniques, it is important to remember that most of the elements that you encounter singularly, will in actual execution be performed in simultaneous combination with several other elements. For example, your use of range, the mental element of surprise, a particular striking technique, and the physics of how to first generate then transfer force into a body; will all be incorporated into one single movement. It is in this integration of knowledge and method that gives Fairbairn's Gutter Fighting its incredible adaptability and awesome power.



Unlike martial-art-based methods, where effective remote-learning is strangled by numerous complicated movements, the success of Fairbairn's Gutter Fighting videos proved that a reduced repertoire of simplified techniques can make remote-training a simple and effective way to train.

These unique characteristics have never changed. Fairbairn's Gutter Fighting still remain the ideal method for remote-training. In return, its proven ability to transmit both "mental arming" and "physical skills" means that you will achieve your objective of being able to defend yourself.

To begin, start the physical phase of your training by practicing the movements in the textbook. Practice them in the sequence that they are presented. Progressively work your way through the different techniques by trying them out and double-checking yourself against the textbooks.

Regardless of whether you practice with a group, a partner, or solo, following this route will accelerate your ability to incorporate multiple skills. This is done by slowly adding and mixing-in other techniques. This sequential add-in approach will support your evolution while mixing-in develops your adaptability and innovation.

You will quickly discover that Fairbairn's concepts are extremely easy to adopt. You will be surprised with how little time it takes for you to advance to practicing combined movements, such as those where you easily maneuver about changing angle and range while comfortably executing random sequences of strikes and follow-ups.

At this stage, you will be ready to start perfecting your skills.



At a point you start to record yourself so that your training can be reviewed. This is where impersonal prerecorded instructional videos fall behind in value. Recording your training lets you determine how you will bring the full value of your training investment into focus. Your personalized review is the most crucial component in Overwatch International's unique approach to remote-training. It is the key stage that will polish your development by correcting your errors and sharpening your skills. Discounting this critical phase of the program is definitely a handicap.

Optimize your video submissions. When making your video, you can decide whether to segment your video time into seconds long bursts or into longer time-frames. We recommend mini-clips in the 30 seconds to 2 minutes range. Be strategic, this flexibility allows you to further optimize your use of video-review and video content. Query a your Remote-training Personal Trainer regarding a particular training issues or technical applications. You can do this by adding a few questions to the email used to deliver the video links.

Using these approaches, will allow you to get the best from your training investment, and after all, isn't that what we both want.


Quick tip #2 Plan your video.

Keep in mind, that for administration purposes, every individual submission of video will be rounded up to the nearest 5-minute mark. For example; should you submit 3 minutes of video, it will use up 5 minutes of your video time allotment. Therefore, it is in your interest to optimize your investment by using your time allotment as wisely as possible. To do this, we suggest that you plan what and how you are going to record. Create your video as if you were the one reviewing it. Along with standard formatting, it is sometimes advantageous to use slow motion enhancement to capture the specifics of a particular movement. On other occasions, it may be best to use short video segments vs longer segments. Whenever you can use surplus time to fit in that extra repetition or that extra technique, or maybe a bit of extra verbal clarification. Optimize the use of your time, and you will maximize your instructional benefit.


Quick tip #3 Plan your email.

As all video will be submitted by email, planning the written content of your email is essential. Please note that all emails should be sent to overwatch@h2h-selfdefense.com . Take the time to ensure that your content is clear and concise, and that it clearly identifies what you need in a response. Quote video time marks to isolate an issue. You can also employ an image capture program such as Greenshot® to create a still image that you can then mark up in order to isolate specifics, then attach a few of these stills to your email. Remember, your Personal Trainer wants to understand your needs, because from their point of view, when all the dust settles, the only thing that allows them to do their best work, is what you give them.


Quick tip #4 Optimize setting up your method of video transfer.

With Overwatch International, you can elect to submit your video in the mp4 format attached to your submission email. However, we prefer to steer you away from this option. However, we highly recommend that you take full advantage of YouTube® by setting up an account with them and then using YouTube’s® “private” video option to send your training video as an URL included in your submission email. By using YouTube®, you gain the instant advantage of a free, secure, video platform that is constantly updating its technology as well as the tools and options that you as a user can take advantage of. In addition, YouTube’s® basic archival format will automatically create a personal and private reference library that you can build and access forever.


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Important Guidelines your training investment.


Starting your 90-day term of contract:

Once you have purchased your Overwatch International Remote-learning module, within 15 days of your purchase you will receive an email from us. This email is our official request for you to confirm by reply the start of your 90-day term of contract. Accordingly, there are certain IMPORTANT criteria you should be aware of.

Commencing on the date of your purchase, you will have 30 days to reply. This 30-day period is intended to provide a grace period during which you can familiarize yourself with the course material and prepare for the start of your 90-day term of contract. Orders that have not been confirmed within their 30-day “period of limitation” will be automatically cancelled and are non-refundable

Once you have replied, your 90-day term contract will become active as of the date we receive your confirmation email.

You will then receive an administrative reply. This reply will contain; your order number and your confirmation number, along with your date of commencement and your date of expiry. We advise that you keep this email as record.

Please note that all emails should be sent or replied to overwatch@h2h-selfdefense.com .

  • From the date of purchase, All Overwatch International Remote-training Modules are non-refundable


Video submissions policy:

  • Only YouTube® URL (Recommended) and mp4 format videos submissions shall be accepted.
  • Still images attached to video submission emails shall be limited to a maximum of 5 per email.
  • Only videos submitted by email to overwatch@h2h-selfdefense.com shall be accepted.
  • Receipt of valid video submissions shall be confirmed by reply.
  • Only videos received during a valid 90-day term of contract shall be accepted as valid.
  • Regardless of term of contract, all valid videos submissions shall be responded to with 15-days of receipt.
  • Any valid video that for any reason cannot be viewed shall be rejected, a rejection-reply shall be sent.
  • Any video received outside of a valid 90-day term of contract shall be automatically rejected with no reply
  • For administrative purposes, all valid individual submissions shall be rounded-up to the next 5-minute mark.
  • The total time allotment of any one module purchased, shall include an overage grace-period limited to no more than 5% of the total time allotment purchased.
  • The privacy responsibility and liabilities of Fairbairn Protocol, its agents and associates, shall be limited to those as listed within our attached Privacy Statement.


Privacy statement

Client personal information (be it verbal, written, video or photographic) shall be held in privacy notwithstanding its standard use for internal administrative functions and same client operational functions.

Client personal information shall not be sold, bartered, lent, or traded to any third party. Nor shall it be used by or for, in any manner or by any means, by any third party, be they a person, a partner, or an arm's length corporation, without the written permission of said client.

The destruction or deletion or handling of client data is limited to and shall not exceed those of standard office practices and operational processes and procedures.

Any request for specialized handling of  client data that exceeds these stated limitations shall be conducted under written request, mutual agreement, and subsequent written confirmation by both the legal owner(s) of said data and a legal representative(s) of Fairbairn Protocol.


Lega statement: Liability waiver – Injury

By means of confirming the commencement of anyone's term of contract, the purchaser (herein referred to as the client) therein shall accept all the risks, injuries, or others, associated with the various activities, undertakings, and/or instruction, provided by FAIRBAIRN PROTOCOL H2H (herein referred to as the Organization), and hereby releases said ORGANIZATION, it’s directors, administrators, employees, representatives, and instructors, etc. from any liability in the event of injury, accident of any type, or for any other reason. Moreover, the client (and client’s parent or guardian if applicable) certifies having been advised by the ORGANIZATION of the necessity of consulting a medical doctor before undertaking any activity related to the instruction provided by the ORGANIZATION, and declares having seen a medical doctor, or decided not to see one despite the advice received, and moreover, declares to not have any medical or special condition which could affect the client’s performance or of which the ORGANIZATION should be made aware, save as hereinafter stated (if applicable).

By means of confirming the commencement of this term if contract, the client (client’s parent or guardian if applicable), accepts that he or she undertakes remote-learning instruction as provided by your ORGANIZATION, and also accepts the other conditions set out or other present membership form or contractual agreement.

In conclusion, the client authorizes the ORGANIZATION to proceed in accordance with this document.