Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Paladin Press - Michael Janich's Contemporary Knife Targeting

Contemporary Knife Targeting

Modern Science vs. W.E. Fairbairn's Timetable of Death

by Christopher Grosz and Michael D. Janich

152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"


William Fairbairn's Timetable of Death has been used for years as a standard reference tool by students of edged-weapon tactics. When Christopher Grosz began studying the timetable to validate its use as a reference for law-enforcement responses to edged-weapons attacks, he made a surprising discovery - the information in it was flawed. Grosz began a thorough analysis of Fairbairn's work, human anatomy and the realities of effective knife targeting. He later teamed up with knife expert Michael Janich to document it all in this book. Research was conducted with the help of recognized experts in both the medical and tactical fields. The result is a modern, medically accurate version of Fairbairn's original timetable - plus contemporary self-defense applications of the updated data - that will become the new definitive resource for all students of edged-weapons tactics.


The late Christopher Grosz was a decorated Littleton, CO police office with extensive experience as an instructor in armed and unarmed and unarmed combat skills, including certification as a PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense Instructor and FBI Defensive Tactics Instructor

Michael D. Janich is one of the foremost modern authorities on handgun point shooting and one of the few contemporary instructors to have personally trained with the late close-combat legend Col. Rex Applegate. In addition to making his own martial arts equipment, noted martial arts author and instructor Michael Janich has designed and engineered everything from blowguns to knives, including the highly acclaimed Masters of Defense Tempest folding knife.


1) Fairbairn's Original Timetable of Death 
- Depth Below Surface 
- Loss of Consciousness and Time to Death 
2) Insights into the True Significance of Fairbairn's Timetable 
3) Edged-Weapon Targets: 
- A Broader Perspective 
4) Methodology 
- Contemporary Tactical Timetables 
5) Effects of Attacks on other Targets 
- Distraction Targets 
- Nervous System Targets 
- Structural Targets 
- Organ Targets 
- Muscular Targets 
6) Applying Lessons Learned 
- Counter-Blade Concepts 
- The CBC Guard 
- Counter-Blade Concepts Phase 1: Deflect and Counter 
- Counter-Blade Concepts Phase 2: Control and Counter 
- Counter-Blade Concepts Phase 3: Returning Blade 
- Counter-Blade Concepts Phase 4: Combined Tactics 
7) Applying Lessons Learned Knife Stopping Power

Index of Paladin Press site archived pages:

Stickgrappler's Note: I am guessing the Paladin site will be shut down at the end of the year and I'm archiving select Paladin Press pages to my blog to preserve an essential part of martial arts from 1970-2017. Archiving some of my favorite Paladin titles.



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