A photo of Corporal W.J. (Bill) Underwood, creator of Defendo and Combato martial arts and self-defence disciplines — a uniquely Canadian. Combato has 1 rating and 1 review. Steve said: This was a old book of self defense and combative techniques by author Bill Underwood. Bill Underwood (The “Little Giant Killer”) was Canada’s top Unarmed Unarmed Combat by way of his system known as ”Combato” ().

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Defendo consists of four leverage holds, five hand-grips and 12 pressure points. JujitsuWestern GrapplingBoxing. Bull Soldier and Civilian” and “Combato: The Underwood family has distinct memories of Bill being at the centre for meetings and work which they were completely unaware of.

Combato by Bill Underwood

Underwood was discovered by Hollywood during a trip to California to visit his eldest daughter, Shirley. The men were small and fearless.

The five foot, conbato inches, gentle looking man called the “Human Atomic Bomb”- “Mighty Atom” – “Little Giant Killer” as a 12 year old boy inmade after school pocket money selling programmes at the Vaudeville Pavilion Theatre. Bill then emigrated to Canada, and in came back overseas with the Grenadier Guards of the Royal Montreal Regiment.

Mato marked it as to-read Jul 09, I have been looking for either of the two books mentioned for the past 35 years or more since I saw Bill interviewed on a CBC show out of Toronto. Ca marked it as to-read Dec 07, This is not that story. Their key objective was to be dropped behind enemy lines on a one way assassination mission to remove Hitler himself. This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat The timing of Underwood’s contributions were paramount.

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He also appeared at that time on all of Hollywood ‘s major talk shows including Real PeopleThat’s Incredibleand Merv Griffin ; on all occasions, promoting and teaching his system of Defendo. K marked it as to-read Jan 16, He was that, and more.

The five foot, 2 inches, gentle looking man called the “Human Atomic Bomb”- “Mighty Atom” — “Little Giant Killer” as a 12 year old boy in Liverpool England, made after school pocket money selling programmes at the Vaudeville Pavilion Theatre.

Bill walked the Red Carpet with the stars of the day. Before Underwood came along, Canadian army recruits were taught to box and wrestle, gentlemanly stuff, featuring combatants bobbing and weaving and rolling around on a mat.

The family was deeply saddened by the loss of his wife Kathleen in Underwood was immediately requested to begin training men in the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force at training camps throughout the country. Everyone knows a bad reno story. clmbato


Bill Underwood – Creator of Combato

It posits scenarios and steps to remedy them, with accompanying photos. Marcel marked it as to-read Apr 07, The timing ubderwood Underwood’s contributions were paramount.

The short film caught the attention of a major motion picture company which was writing a full length feature film on Bill’s life. The ‘s for Bill represented triumph and tragedy.

Bill Underwood

Throughout the ‘s and 60’s Bill continued to train military units when requested in Combato. The fact that Bill was in his mid’s didn’t slow him down. To ask other readers questions about Combatoplease sign up.

Retrieved from ” https: May Learn how and when commbato remove this template message. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If anyone can find you what you are looking for, they can! Hi Paul, For more info on Defendo and Combato check these links: Bill gave his first demonstrations and instruction to Butler, New Jersey and New York City Police Officers and requests and training only grew from that point forward.