Fairbairn Protocol Systems

Fairbairn Protocol Training

My instruction is backed by 40-plus years researching the instructional methods and practical use of William Ewart Fairbairn's legendary "GUTTER FIGHTING". 




In 1907, William Ewart Fairbairn pressed his first footprint into stained soils of Shanghai, China.

By 1940, using dynamic innovation and his unique fighting methods, he had defeated the wizardry of Oriental Martial Arts, ripped the city of Shanghai out from the clutches of the notorious Green-gang and other Chinese Triads, and personally spearheaded the taming of the most dangerous city in the world.

In 1940, Churchill's call to "Set Europe ablaze" returned him to England. There he armed the Commandoes, Resistance Fighters, and Secret agents with his elite Gutter Fighting method.

By 1945, his fighting methods rained fear upon the martial might of Hitler's Nazis, Italy's Fascists, and Japan's Imperial forces.

In 1951, he went to Cyprus, hen in 1952 to Singapore. Far from the public eye, his perfected methods slipped away. Lost in the training of elite forces and under the sands of time, his methods occasionally surfaced. To the outside world, these legendary methods were lost.

After decades lost, these methods are again available. Revived by the research of Barry Drennan and others like him, these amazing lost methods are once again yours to possess.


What are the Fairbairn Protocol Systems?

Table of Contents

  1. How we created our Civilian methods
  2. Fairbairn Protocol's Civilian Approach - Video
  3. The FP Combative Core
  4. A Testament to Perfection
  5. Simplicity
  6. One-Sixteenth of an Inch - Video
  7. Standard Operating Procedures
  8. FP's Specialized Instructional Methods
  9. Taking off the Leash - Video
  10. Safe Training
  11. End Results
  12. Is Fairbairn Protocol Training for You?
  13. Overwatch International Remote-Training
  14. For Military and Law Enforcement Applications

How we created out Civilian methods

Fairbairn Protocol uses Fairbairn's original Gutter Fighting methods, linked to military-style standard operating procedures (S.O.P.s) and modern bodyguarding techniques.

The methods I teach eclipse martial-art "mixed-bag-of-tricks" approaches because they are built on fluid movement, gross-motor skills, and specialized psychology.

I deliver three effective pillars of self-defense;

  1. Situational awareness skills for detection and prevention
  2. Transition skills to control non-violence to violence phase, 
  3. Combative skills that can dominate a violent encounter.

Fairbairn Protocol's Civilian Approach

The FPS Combative Core - The Legendary Fairbairn Method

The core of Fairbairn Protocol Combatives is the proven Gutter Fighting skills of William Ewart Fairbairn. I teach every technique in its purest form. 

Mastering these methods will give you real-life skills in most proven fighting system ever documented in a global field of modern war!

A Testament to Perfection -  The Fairbairn Method

* The following testament is an excerpt is from "The Legend of W.E. Fairbairn Gentleman & Warrior" - by Peter Robins, Nicholas Tyler, and Paul R Childs.

In 1926/31 Fairbairn covered just a few more techniques in each category but without a doubt, one can see that his earlier syllabus formed the basis for what was to follow. Looking at the 1915 manual, and his later works right up to and including his last manual on the subject for the Cyprus Police in 1956 ("Unarmed Combat ~ December 1956), it is clear that he found out early on what was effective and practical. This clearly led him to see no reason to change, not for change's sake as is common today. For many people, this lack of modification seems to show a lack of progress.

But consider this; "Might constant change and adaptation show that one is not so confident in one's system as first perceived"?"

* FP note: This rare level of perfection, is one of the many reasons FP has abandoned all other methods in pursuit of teaching only Fairbairn's methods. In doing so, we teach them in their preserved original and unmodified form. 


Training in Gutter Fighting eliminates complexity and optimizes simplicity. The Gutter Fighting strips self-defense down to its bare essentials accelerating your learning and entrenching real skills.

I immediately introduce weapons to develop their use. Knife and Stick skills foster a superior confidence and a unique ability to innovate improvise and overcome. This is state of the art learning where the system becomes you.

One-Sixteenth of an Inch

Standard Operating Procedures

Integrated S.O.P.s  enable you to preemptively detect potential threats, conduct deterrence strategies, initiate preparedness and precautions, and if required the psychological ability to respond physically and effectively.

FPS's Specialized Instructional Methods

Fairbairn teaching methods systematically develop confidence, appropriate aggressiveness, and technical expertise.

Fairbairn instruction develops a combat focused knowledge of key  anatomical and physiological factors while supporting fostering a positive  psychological reformation.

Technical expertise is matched with each trainee's learned behavior mechanisms and adaptation, cementing their capability.

Taking off the leash

Training Safe

Fairbairn Protocol training runs under a code of safety concepts, Training safety is the order of the day and the key to effective training.

End Results

Fairbairn Training instills a repertoire of subject-specific knowledge,  a formidable set of skills, and a confident mindset that spills over into everyday life.

Is Fairbairn Protocol Training for You?

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What Makes Fairbairn Protocol Systems so special?


Fairbairn Protocol Courses are specialized Systems

I do not provide a lucrative balance of curriculum incorporating cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, and self-defense.

Instead I prepare the trainee to recognize the true face of violence and prepare them for distraction, diversion, and assault.

I do this by teaching a three-step approach of situational awareness, transition control, and combative skills. These skills keep you in control and enable you to overcome an unavoidable situation.


Access and Professionalism

Fairbairn Protocol accessible and professional, because Fairbairn Protocol makes accessibility and professionalism a major priority!


Overwatch International Remote-training

Overwatch International's Remote-learning and Remote Personal Trainer programs", have been specifically designed to meet the mission of delivering expert long-distance instruction in the remarkable fighting methods of the "Light, Wind & Motion" method of self-defense, and W.E. Fairbairn's Gutter- Fighting.

Accessible by professionals and private citizens across the globe, Overwatch International's Solo I and Pro I - IV series, offer a superior remote-learning platform, capable of departing levels of expertise unattainable by video or print media alone.


Fairbairn Protocol Courses are professional, efficient, and highly effective

Gutter Fighting training does not demand a large "time and cost" investment.

Gutter Fighting's unique standard of using a minimum number of techniques to overcome a maximum number of situations creates a state of readiness, a real-world ability to defend oneself,  and a minimum time investment in both initial-training and recurrent-training

My Fairbairn based theoretical programs offer a clear advantage as a supplementary option to expand your current skills and abilities.


Fairbairn Protocol's Fighting Methods are Battle Proven in Modern War

I am proud to say that the real proof Gutter Fighting's effectiveness is not determined by playing under game rules, appeased political correctness, and fostering fantasies.

Gutter Fighting was developed to support people engaged in the many roles of modern war, underground resistance, and espionage.

With its documented roots in these areas of proven success, Gutter Fighting Skills specialize in effective survival.

These are some of the reasons why Fairbairn Protocol will earn your respect

If you understand the blunt truth that when deterrence and negotiation will not always work and that sometimes there is no other way to overcome violence than the use of combative skills designed solely for that purpose then Fairbairn Protocol instruction will earn your respect. In this arena, Gutter Fighting has saved lives and can save your life!


For Military or Law Enforcement Applications

Feed the Dog is about respect and giving back. To this end, I offer a no-nonsense no-cost training opportunity providing highly effective self-defense training. What I deliver is high-quality instruction in the proven methods of William E. Fairbairn's (S.O.E - O.S.S.) Gutter Fighting.

This is the best training investment you wil

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