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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 is a comprehensive curriculum that covers all aspects of employing knives as personal defense tools — and Counter-Blade Concepts (CBC) — a highly effective system of defending against edged-weapons with empty-hand and improvised-weapon tactics. Janich’s MBC/CBC curriculum also forms a foundation of skill that is easily transferred to improvised weapons and empty-hand fighting skills, including his personal systems of Damithurt Silat “Dam it hurts a lot” (unarmed combatives) and Sobadiwan Eskrima “so bad I wanna scream” (the use of sticks, canes, and other impact weapons). Collectively, Janich’s teaching constitutes one of the most comprehensive and practical personal defense programs available today.
The core curriculum is based on four defensive zones. Each defensive zone has four techniques with follow on techniques. A student must learn both Reverse (ice pick) grip and saber (regular) grip for all defensive techniques and drills.
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Counter blade concepts is a highly effective system of defending against edged-weapons with empty-hand and improvised-weapon tactics. CBC is designed based on several aspects of Jiu Jitsu, karate, Wing Chun Kung fu, and the most influential of all; Filipino Martial Arts. One of the most incredible facets of MBC and CBC are the ability of both concepts being able to be utilized as one. It is impressive self-defense system for all aspects of ranges of combat. I also enjoy its simplicity. It easy and highly effective system to learn.