Martial Blade Concepts:
Defensive Knife Skills Level 1
Course # MBC1.0843.1 (8-hour Course)
Michigan MCOLES Approved Course
(Approved by the Michigan Commission on LE Standards)
Michael Janich has teamed up with Spartan Tactical in a Strategic Partnership to offer his world renowned Martial Blade Concepts training system.
Martial Blade Concepts (MBC) is an edged-weapon system specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s concerned citizen and armed professional.
Based on Michael Janich’s extensive analysis of the Filipino martial arts and many other systems, MBC takes combat-proven tactics and adapts them to modern tools, threats, and legal concerns. The result is a practical, easy-to-learn system that is ideally suited to modern self-defense.
MBC tactics focus on “stopping power” - the ability to immediately and decisively stop an assailant from continuing his attack. This system emphasizes an in-depth understanding of human physiology and the most effective methods of targeting key structures with small, legal-to-carry knives.
Using “biomechanical targeting”, this approach has been thoroughly reviewed and validated by leading experts in the field of tactical medicine.
Course Description: This 1-day training course provides a formal, structured training format for students seeking to learn the critical skills of defending themselves with a legal-to-carry folding or fixed-blade knife.
This training course provides students with formal information and training on the logic and theory of the Martial Blade Concepts (MBC) system of personal defense with edged weapons, including knife carry considerations, the destructive capacity of knives, knife stopping power, anatomical targeting, and the use-of-force laws related to personal defense with knives.
This hands-on training course develops the student's skill sets through both solo training drills and interactive training with partners. Partner training involves light, controlled contact with purpose-designed, blunted training knives to develop proper body mechanics, structure, and technique.
Upon completion of this training course, the student will possess the fundamental skills necessary to participate in the:
Martial Blade Concepts: Defensive Knife Skills Level 2
The following training topics will be covered:
Edged weapons training safety review.
The logic and theory of the MBC system.
Conditioning the combat mindset.
Understanding and quantifying the destructive capability of the knife.
Justifiable use of an edged weapon in the Continuum of Force.
Effective anatomical targeting from incapacitating limbs to use of Deadly Force for personal defense.
Knife selection, nomenclature, carry options and accessibility.
Knife grips and cutting mechanics.
Angles of attack.
MBC’s zone defense system.
The four defensive responses.
Stance, footwork and body mechanics.
Proper use of the non-weapon “live” hand.
Critical knife defenses against the most common street attacks.
Reflex training drills for skill development and adrenal conditioning.
Pre-fight and in-fight weapon deployment tactics.
Counter-Blade Concepts (CBC - unarmed defenses against edged-weapon).
Course duration: 1 day (8 hours)
Course tuition: $ 150.00
(Tuition fee includes use of loaner blunt trainer knives)
Course student limit: 20
Student requirements: Note pad & pen, typical street clothing with pockets (no athletic wear).
Optional equipment: Students are welcome to bring their own clear eye protection / safety glasses, towel, hydration system and water.
(You are welcome to bring your personal blunt training knife to use in class as long as it conforms to MBC training standards)
For more information, contact us at (708) 990-4367.
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