Nine-year veteran of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Michael Janich also served a 3-year tour at the National Security Agency. Highly decorated, Michael is a two-time graduate of the Defense Language Institute and served around the world in intelligence and investigative capacities for many years. Utilizing his extensive training in various martial arts and military/LE combatives, he established Paladin Press’ Video Production Department in 1994, running all aspects of video production for 10 years – personally recruiting some of Paladin’s most popular authors and being selected to work with the late Col. Rex Applegate as the producer of his landmark instructional videos on handgun point shooting. Published book and magazine author, Michael has been featured on various television programs and designed knives for many different knife companies throughout the industry. Michael is the founder and lead instructor of his signature knife defense program, Martial Blade Concepts.
Disproving W.E. Fairbairn’s Timetable of Death Story and Photos by Michael Janich If you become the victim of a violent crime, the longer you allow an attacker to continue his assault, the m... Read more
Cutting Through the Hyperbole and Focusing on Reality Story and Photos by Michael Janich One interesting term that has become increasingly popular in recent years is “reality-based self-defe... Read more
Understanding Edge Profiles and Their Strengths Story and Photos by Michael Janich When most people think of knife design and the effect it has on its function as a weapon, they typically fo... Read more
Are Serrated Blades a Force Multiplier or Hindrance in Self-Defense Application? Story and Photos by Michael Janich When I teach seminars in my system on knife self-defense – Martial Blade C... Read more