Forteza 2014 Year in Review and 2015 Teaser: Combatives

The past twelve months of Combatives training at Forteza has been so epic, we almost feel bad for everyone who didn’t get to train with us.  Almost. In 2014, Forteza played host to literally the who’s who of… Read More

Video Recap of Urban Combatives Seminar

This past July, Forteza played host to Urban Combatives founder Lee Morrison for a three day seminar.  Lee specializes in combining high intensity physical training, with the mental stress of scenario training.  The Forteza Combatives classes are integrating… Read More

Martial Blade Concepts/Sobadiwan Eskrima Progressive Skills Seminar May 3-4th

Internationally-known and respected personal defense and protection expert Michael Janich returns to Chicago for a special, two-day workshop! PROGRAM In this two-day seminar, Michael Janich will present intermediate and advanced instruction in the skills of his MBC system,… Read More

New Forteza Combatives Six Week Course: Reverse Grip Knife/Improvised Weapons/Core Empty Hand Striking

Empty Hand Tactics- basic strikes, developing knock out power, “hitting first, and hardest”, and dealing with multiple opponents. Reverse Grip Tactics- the MBC approach to reverse grip knife.   We will explore the differences in body mechanics and tactics… Read More

Congrats to Trey Ptak – new MBC Affiliate Instructor

Last month, Forteza instructors Keith Jennings and Trey Ptak traveled to Detroit for a three day seminar with Martial Blade Concepts founder and head instructor Mike Janich.  In addition to the knife instruction for which MBC is famous, Janich also… Read More