US Navy Hand to Hand Combatives by Wesley Brown

April 29, 20130 Comments

Lieutanant Commander Wesley Brown was the creator of the US Navy Pre-flight school (V-Five) hand-to-hand combatives in Iowa City, Iowa in 1942. Because LCDR Brown was a former wrestling coach at Northwestern University, he based his close-quarter combatives on traditional wrestling along with influences from Japanese Jujutsu (Judo). The inclusion of wrestling into his H2H combatives made it unique from the more Japanese influenced material that preceded him (Fairbairn).

He also published the book “Self-Defense” in 1951, and later became the chief of police in the city of Redlands, California.

The video at the top is part 1, and you can find parts 2 and 3 below.

Part 2 of 3:

Part 3 of 3:

You can also find a trascript of these videos here:

The book “Self Defense” by LCDR Brown can be found on Scribd:

Self Defense by Wesley Brown by Rob Furnald

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