Forward Assist Training                                           310-528-3688


Knife Defensive Level I class

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.

Like all real self-defense, MBC tactics focus on “stopping power”—the ability to immediately and decisively stop an assailant from continuing his attack.  Southern California only certified instructor Uli Gebhard will be teaching this class. 

Uli Gebhard: had the first opportunity to train with Michael Janich in late 2009 through the gun instructor group that he was working for at that time.
This training was aimed to qualify instructors on the study group leader level.  The simplicity and logical structure of Martial Blade Concepts paired with an extremely high efficiency in terms of stopping an attacker instantly got Uli's attention.
In 2011 Uli Hosted Michael Janich for the first MBC Weekend seminar in Orange County.  While this event was a success and well received by all students, it was not until 2013, when Uli partnered with other firearms instructors, that the MBC in Los Angeles and Orange County started growing.  By now he had found local training partners and worked with them to improve their skills in MBC.  He also trained several more times directly with Michael Janich to master more advanced knife skill sets as well as a solid understanding of the unarmed versions, Counter Blade Concepts (CBC).  Two more weekend seminars with Michael Janich followed in 2014 and 2015. The number of students is continuously growing and plans for a 2016 Seminar are already in the works.
Uli is the only MBC affiliate instructor in California and continues to partner with firearms instructors to make this outstanding knife program available in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County area.

Classes are held at:                     

2870 E. Wardlow Rd.                    Held in a hanger by the Long Beach Airport

Long Beach, CA                            

For more info: 

or 714-726-6105

​Cancellation policy:  You can cancel up to the night before the shoot and get refunded 100%. If you do not cancel prior to the day of the class we have to pre-pay per student to reserve your spot therefore no refund can be issued. Forward Assist can reverse the right to keep the class fee.