Training Topics

Michael Janich is best known for his Martial Blade Concepts (MBC) curriculum; however, his knowledge and skill go far beyond knife tactics alone. He also has expertise and offers training in the following aspects of self-defense:

      • Counter-Blade Concepts (CBC) – Michael Janich’s acclaimed system of empty-hand defenses against edged-weapon attacks
      • Unarmed Self-DefenseJanich’s system of Damithurt Silat (pronounced “Damn, it hurts a lot”), an eclectic and extremely practical system of empty-hand self-defense
      • Stick FightingJanich’s system of Sobadiwan Eskrima (pronounced “So bad I wanna scream”), a streamlined approach to stick fighting based on his analysis of a broad range of Filipino systems
Martial Cane Concepts
    • Martial Cane Concepts – A practical, easily learned system of using a cane as a defensive weapon designed for those who actually need and use canes on a regular basis
    • Improvised Weapon Tactics – A straightforward system of using flashlights, tactical pens, and other improvised weapons as defensive tools
    • Restraint, Control, and Joint-Locking Tactics – A practical, easy-to-learn approach to joint locks known as “Junkyard Aikido” that integrates well with law enforcement restraint, escort, and handcuffing tactics
    • Awareness, Avoidance, De-Escalation, and Boundary Setting – The “soft” skills of self-defense that should precede any type of physical conflict
    • Home Security – Secrets of physical security and home-defense strategies, as shared in Janich’s instruction on The Best Defense TV series

All of Janich’s seminars and training events can be customized to include one or more of the above topics, as well as other specialized instruction.