Michael Janich, Martial Blade Concepts Founder and Spyderco Special Projects Coordinator – The Knife Junkie Podcast Episode 248
Michael Janich, founder of Martial Blade Concepts and special projects coordinator with Spyderco Knife Co., joins Bob “The Knife Junkie” on episode 248 of The Knife Junkie Podcast.
Janich is the founder and head instructor of Martial Blade Concepts, and he has been studying and teaching self-defense and the martial arts for more than 40 years. He is one of the few contemporary instructors to have been personally trained by the late close-combat legend Colonel Rex Applegate.
Janich served nine years in the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, including a three-year tour at the National Security Agency. After completing his military service, Janich was recruited by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and served as an Intelligence Officer for that agency’s Stony Beach Program in Hong Kong and the Philippines. Janich led numerous investigations into remote areas of Vietnam and Laos in search of information regarding American prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA).
A popular seminar instructor, Janich is perhaps best known as the founder and lead instructor of Martial Blade Concepts (MBC) and Counter-Blade Concepts (CBC), as well as several related armed and unarmed personal-defense systems.
He is also a prolific knife designer who has designed production knives for Spyderco, Masters of Defense, BlackHawk Blades, Combat Elite, and Max Knives. Currently Janich serves as the special projects coordinator for the Spyderco knife company of Golden, Colorado and, through Martial Blade Concepts LLC, continues to offer state-of-the-art personal-defense training worldwide.Super fun time speaking with Michael Janich, founder of Martial Blade Concepts and Spyderco's Special Projects Coordinator on episode 248 of #theknifejunkie #podcast. Value laden podcast for sure! Click To Tweet
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