Knife Fighting: A Practical Course by Michael Janich Excellent Work Michael Janich has trained SF vets, police and street fighters in the techniques of knife fighting for years. Now this highly successful, comprehensive instruction is available to the average soldier, martial artist or defense-minded citizen who is interested in developing the practical skills required for todays combative streets. I dont see how anybody could read this book without getting a big smile on his/her face. It gives that much pleasure! I have a confession. I love Michael Janich. I dont mean in a gay way, since Im basically a neuter and not interested in any of that stuff. But Michael has made a DVD about cutting people with knives, and he has brought me immense joy swinging my knife around trying to follow his moves. Okay, hes way too fast for me; I cant keep up. What troubles me is he doesnt seem to realize few of us can match his speed. I think he should have written in his book that his techniques are most effective when used against slower, perhaps handicapped, victims. So I would fully recommend buying this book along with his DVD! I know its more money, but, hey, you never know what youll find in the pockets of your opponents, the same opponents who would likely have cut you to ribbons before you learned Michaels stuff. I wou ld also suggest you purchase a knife. As Denny Walters, our local golf pro, told me when I was a teenager,You cant play the game without the equipment. Best advice I ever got. Okay, now youre set to go ... except Michael made one omission, which is serious enough for me to mention. He did not tell us how effective a saw can be in defense of ourselves. In fact, I have never read any knife fighting book which mentioned the lowly saw. But, folks, saws can cut too! If you want to get through bone, look how much easier it is with a saw. Not only that but frankly I dont always have a knife on me, but who doesnt carry a saw even on short trips? I can only hope Michael rectifies his lapse in future editions. I cant end this without telling you Michael will come to you and give a seminar. I know most of us can only dream, but listen up, you billionaires out there, Michael can be had! One caveat: this book is not intended for cutters. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: Knife Fighting: A Practical Course by Michael Janich - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!