Michael D. Echanis: The Life and Times of the Army Ranger Training Expert and Hwa Rang Do Ambassador

A tribute to a close-combat legend, written by one of today’s foremost edged-weapons authorities!

Michael D. Echanis:
The Life and Times of the Army Ranger Training Expert and Hwa Rang Do Ambassador

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Dear Martial Artist,

In this new FREE download from BlackBeltMag.com — Michael D. Echanis: The Life and Times of the Army Ranger Training Expert and Hwa Rang Do Ambassador — edged-weapons specialist and 2010 Black Belt Hall of Fame Weapons Instructor of the Year Michael Janich explores the relationship between the martial arts and military combat through the lens of Michael D. Echanis’ legendary life.

And while many acknowledge modern-combatives pioneers such as W.E. Fairbairn and Col. Rex Applegate, few are aware of the changes in military combatives training in the late 1970s or the man who was the catalyst for those changes: Michael D. Echanis.

This new FREE e-book from BlackBeltMag.com includes the following:

  • Echanis’ early life
  • his traditional martial arts background
  • how he entered the U.S. military
  • Echanis’ heroic acts under fire
  • how combat injuries nearly crippled him
  • how he overcame his injuries
  • how combat changed Echanis’ concept of effective fighting arts
  • how he met Dr. Joo Bang Lee
  • Echanis’ career in training U.S. special-operations forces
  • the controversy regarding his death
  • the impact of his work on military applications of traditional martial arts

… AND MUCH MORE!

How Did Echanis’ Military Career Begin?

Michael D. Echanis: The Life and Times of the Army Ranger Training Expert and Hwa Rang Do Ambassador

Learn in this FREE download how Echanis skipped high-school graduation to enlist in the U.S. Army, volunteering for Army Ranger training!

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What’s the Real Story Behind the Accident That Nearly Crippled Michael D. Echanis?

In this FREE e-book download, author Michael Janich details the accident that nearly cost Echanis the use of one leg — but also started him down a path of self-discovery.

Was Echanis Involved in Traditional Martial Arts?

Michael D. Echanis: The Life and Times of the Army Ranger Training Expert and Hwa Rang Do Ambassador

In this FREE download, learn about Echanis’ childhood judo studies and his training in taekwondo during his military service in Korea and Vietnam!

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How Did Echanis Meet Dr. Joo Bang Lee?

Through a twist of fate, Echanis was charged with the task of taking a letter from a taekwondo school in Los Angeles to Dr. Joo Bang Lee, the founder and grandmaster of the Korean martial art of hwa rang do. In this FREE download, learn how this meeting altered the course of both men’s lives.

How Did Hwa Rang Do Change Echanis?

Michael D. Echanis: The Life and Times of the Army Ranger Training Expert and Hwa Rang Do Ambassador

In this FREE e-book download from BlackBeltMag.com, learn how this man was seemingly born to be trained as a “knight of the night” thanks to his extensive special-operations training marrying up with the exclusive training in hwa rang do’s deadliest techniques!

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