Throughout history, blades have been regarded as objects of beauty, utility, and lethality. Entire cultures have been built on them; consider the Samurai’s Katana, the Saracen’s scimitar, and the Knight’s broadsword. Historically, edged weapons of all types were expensive and generally owned by aristocrats as a means to maintain power and control the masses. As such, swords and knives have almost always been considered attacking weapons and rarely thought of as a means to defend yourself or your village.
Hollywood has propelled this image with bad guys frequently portrayed as thugs who flash a switch blade or pull a knife hidden in their boot. When was the last time a silver screen hero wielded a knife in self-defense? Probably never, but for anyone serious about protecting themselves and their loved ones, learning how to use a knife in self-defense is one of the best ways to prepare for an attack.
Martial Blade Concepts (MBC) is a simple, practical self-defense system that leverages knives as a defensive tool to quickly and decisively stop an attack. It was developed by world renowned instructor, Michael Janich who incorporated Filipino Martial Arts concepts into blade techniques that give average people the ability to protect themselves and their families.