AUTHORIZED MBC TRAINERS

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The following is the complete list of authorized MBC instructors and study group leaders. It includes all instructors and study group leaders who have ever been officially authorized to share MBC. Instructors claiming to teach MBC, CBC, or their related systems who are not included on this list have not been formally recognized or endorsed by MBC or Michael Janich.

Please note that some people on this list, although fully authorized, do not actively teach MBC or have chosen not to maintain currency in it. To find an instructor or study group leader near you who is actively sharing MBC and is maintaining an up-to-date skill set, please refer to the MBC Instructor Locator on the Contact page of this web site.

Certified Instructors:

  • Thayne Alexander

  • James Allen

  • Wayde Allen

  • Robert Boston

  • Adam Boyce

  • Thomas Cole

  • Robby Cook

  • Steven DeArmond

  • Christopher Doner

  • Marc Durant

  • Linden Evans

  • Jonathan Forsythe

  • Marc Galli

  • Paul Harris

  • Seth Hendrickson

  • Eric Herzog

  • Paul Hunter

  • Keith Jennings

  • Eric Kaltenborn

  • Bob Lemmons

  • Rhonda Lent

  • Vince Luke

  • Louis Massaro

  • Eric Mayes

  • Bryan McKean

  • Imri Morgenstern

  • Peter Oliveri, Jr.

  • Aaron Parr

  • Jesse Pollock

  • Kristopher Rhodes

  • Al Rieman

  • Michael Rigg

  • Tim Romanik

  • Alex Sholomisky

  • Jim Stolz

  • Kevin Vasconcellos

  • Rick Wallace

  • Jimmie Wessell

  • Matt Zavakos

Associate Instructors and/or Recipients of Certificates of Proficiency:

  • Robin Allen

  • David Bain

  • Todd Baldridge

  • Brooks Betts

  • Andrew Carpinelli

  • Jason Child

  • Nicolas Daugeron

  • Andy Feltovich

  • Rich Fitzgerald

  • Robert Fox

  • Benjamin R. Geary

  • Brandon Gilbert

  • Kurt Golgart

  • Mark Gridley

  • Harold Hamilton

  • Jon High

  • Chris Hildreth

  • David Holloway

  • Tyler J. Irvine

  • Don Jones

  • Andy Keyworth

  • Harold Kramer

  • Cath Lauria

  • Damian Lauria

  • Howard LaVine

  • Tom Leake

  • Keith E. McDonald

  • Patrick Nyffeler

  • Leonard Ochart

  • Jonathan Old Horse

  • Robert Palleschi

  • Trevor Park

  • Rocky Patel

  • Lawrence Pritchard

  • Giovanni Purpura

  • Dan Rheaume

  • Michael Savage

  • Keiichiro Shiraishi

  • Wayne Smith

  • Karl Swass

  • Edward Swiatek

  • Chip Szyfer

  • Alex Voisard

  • Patrick Welch

  • Dariel Williams

  • Jessica M. Wilson

  • Mickey Yurco

Affiliate Instructors

I am also honored to recognize the following Affiliate Instructors of MBC. These individuals—already talented instructors of other martial disciplines—have demonstrated an exceptional understanding of the MBC system and have earned my trust. I recommend them without reservation as instructors and sources of authentic instruction and guidance in the MBC system.

  • Brian Ambros

  • Calvin Blanchard

  • Marc Bonar

  • Josef Borbas

  • Sean Carter

  • Michael Chamberland

  • Mike Christensen

  • Francois Daneau

  • Douglas Farmer

  • Daniel Galich

  • Uli Gebhard

  • Christopher Hall

  • Daniel E. Hasbrouck

  • Tamara Heller

  • Scott Hugues

  • D. Thane Jensen

  • John Kline

  • Damon Lusky

  • Christian Mikula

  • Gemez Norwood

  • Leonard Ochart

  • Treyson Ptak

  • Jonghwan Rhee

  • Charles Rives

  • Jack Roman

  • Mirko Ruggeri

  • Mario Santizo

  • Hauke Schulz

  • Fionn Sheerin

  • Horst-Dieter Stadler

  • Blaine Vachon

  • Dan Vigil

  • Eric Vinson

  • James Wilson

  • Michael Wolhfert

Study Group Leaders

Study Group leaders are advanced students of MBC who have demonstrated an exceptional understanding of the MBC system and have earned my trust. They guide the training of other aspiring MBC practitioners through study groups and are an excellent source of information and training opportunities in the MBC system.

  • Rebecca Anderson

  • Mark Anthony

  • David Beger

  • Jason Bergemann

  • Tim Broderick, Jr.

  • Jason Wade Bugg

  • Matt Elliott

  • Murad El Massry

  • Dirk Foster

  • Star Gibbs

  • Naohiro “Hiro” Hayashi

  • Tim Holter

  • Peter Honigmann

  • Niko Huffman

  • Martin Lee

  • Mikko Lindevall

  • Ben Nueman

  • Gene Potocki

  • Trent Praytor

  • Sean Rome

  • Ryan Simmons

  • Ken Takahashi

  • Edmund Tan

  • Mihaly Tatar

  • John Wright