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Counter Blade Concepts


Increase your survival against edged-weapon attacks


Real knife attacks are sudden, incredibly violent, close-range encounters, and unfortunately, much more common in this day and age.  To survive that type of threat, you need a practical, proven system of tactics you can trust.


Counter Blade Concepts (CBC) is a self-defence system

that focuses on empty-hand defenses against edged-weapon attacks.

The goal of CBC is to significantly increase your chances of surviving

if you were attacked by someone armed with an edged weapon.

Based on a clear understanding of how those attacks happen, CBC then provides a simple, easily learned system of defenses that enable you to minimize injury to you, decisively control the attacking limb, and rapidly disable an assailant so you can escape safely. Counter-Blade Concepts teaches you how to seamlessly integrate all the skills of CBC into an unstoppable, layered system of tactics that allows you to rapidly adapt your defenses to any attack. CBC has literally saved lives and has become the counter-knife system of choice of many armed and unarmed professionals employed in the law enforcement spectrum.

About Martial Blade Concepts


Developed by renowned edged-weapon expert and Black Belt Hall of Fame member Michael Janich, the Martial Blade Concepts (MBC) company includes several systems of defense including Counter Blade Concepts (CBC). These are all based on integrated principles of tactical awareness, avoidance, and de-escalation to provide a comprehensive, extremely adaptable approach to personal protection. 


MBC has researched and developed an in-depth understanding of human physiology and the most effective methods of targeting key structures with small, legal-to-carry knives. Sometimes called “biomechanical targeting,” this approach has been thoroughly reviewed and validated by leading experts in the field of tactical medicine.

For more information, visit the Martial Blade Concepts website.

Group Class Schedule


We run classes from mid August to mid December, and mid January to mid July, to give time to train hard for a few months, and then have a rest. A new student is welcome to start any time as the curriculum is taught in a fluid, rather than a structured format.



6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - All levels

Meet our Counter Blade Concepts Instructor

Rhonda is a certified instructor with Martial Blade Concepts and has extensive background in the justice system as an officer and a trainer. She makes this course fun and informative by being approachable with her positive attitude. 

Book a Class


Book a class for the day you would like to attend below. You will be given the option to purchase the class one of two ways:

  • Monthly pass: $50 + GST*

  • Single drop-in: $20 + GST

*Classes are every Friday, so a participant gets up to 5 classes per month. Monthly passes automatically charged every month. Contact us to cancel at any time without penalty.

Note: You must book each class ahead of time, prior to coming to class to reserve your spot using the Book Class Now button below, or on our app. If you previously purchased a monthly pass, you can book your classes the same way - just choose the option to log-in (rather than repurchasing) so the system sees the pass you already have attached to your account.

Persons under the age of 18 that are interested in the program must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

  • $21 per class or $52.50 per month

Required Gear

required gear

To have the best experience, we require our beginner students to have the following equipment to use during class:

  • clean indoor closed toe shoes

  • comfortable clothing. Pants with pockets are required to learn how to draw

  • water bottle

  • folding training knife is preferred. Rubber knives are available to borrow in class.

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