JAC – Basic Fairbairn Gutter Fighting


Looking for civilian training in Fairbairn’s Gutter Fighting in Montreal, Canada? From hands to feet, sticks to knives, strategies to mindsets, self-defense instruction doesn’t get any better than this. For professionals, these proven skills can bridge the gap when control & restraint and firearms fail. This is training that can bring you home safe.


Course number: 20200030

Always ahead of the game; our 2020-2021 schedule and Covid policy for classroom training have already received first level approval. Final approval pending.

UPDATE: 2020-09-11

Advised by John Abbott College that the opening all “private” courses have been officially pushed back to “mid October” pending further notice.

Looking for a complete course of self-defense, William Ewart Fairbairn’s Gutter Fighting method is it. From hands to feet, sticks to knives, strategies to mindsets, proven self-defense instruction doesn’t get any better than this.

As an official or unofficial complement to professionals, it can bridge the gap for when control & restraint proves inadequate, or when firearms are not an option or inaccessible, or as a rapid response solution to critical situation firearm malfunction; this method can deliver survival and bring you home.

Since 2007 our annual “Gutter Fighting” course, has been held at John Abbott College in Saint Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada. It provides instruction entrenched in the extremely rare and extremely effective self-defense methods of the “Father of modern self-defense”; William Ewart Fairbairn.

Excellent for beginners and seasoned professionals of all types, this course delivers the methods in Fairbairn’s famous Get Tough and Gutterfighting manuals. It provides detailed instruction in Fairbairn chin-jabs, edge-of-hand blows, tiger claw strikes, basic throws, take-downs, and other methods including all of the strategies, targeting information, and psychologies that drive them.

This Full-spectrum course begins with proven methods of threat detection, deterrence, avoidance, and the predator and combative mindsets. It then provides training crucial to controlling the transition from non-violence to violence. Finally, it closes with its primary focus of fighting unarmed or in combination with non-firing weapons such as knives and sticks, with the addition of the “One Mind Any Weapon” mindset.

As a singular form of self-defense, its simplicity, versatility, and capabilities are outstanding.

As a single course, that gives you a proven set of unbeatable assets, and readies you for all situations, Gutter Fighting is unparalleled.

Only with Fairbairn Protocol, can you gain the legendary effectiveness, that is only available when Fairbairn’s method is taught as a complete stand-alone system of fighting.

Course costs for this course are listed on a per person basis, offers no minimum attendance, and have a continuous open registration.

Contact Us for further information regarding reduced attendance, late registration refunds, specialized pricing, and other information. Or simply drop-in and try a class at John Abbott College, Casgrain Sports Center, Ste Anne de Bellevue, Québec, Canada

This “live” product, is only available at John Abbott College, Ste Anne de Bellevue, Québec Canada.

This course is compatible with our optional “Remote-Learning Personal Trainer” module.


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