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Alliance 2018 Seminar Schedule

52 Blocks A.O.D. (Art of Defense) April 28-29
In 2016 I became the first certified Coach in 52 Blocks AOD in the USA with YouTube's own Mr. Lyte Burly. Now you can learn the footwork, evasion, hand feints, blocks, partner drills, equipment training and strategies that are part of this fascinating urban boxing style. This training will blend in with whatever martial art you practice now to help improve your Defense!


Wild Western Arts I - Bowie Knife, Tomahawk, Double Knife & Knife Throwing May 19-20
The classic American Bowie knife is the focus of this weekend along with special sessions on the tomahawk, double knife, and knife throwing. Whether you are interested more in the historical aspect or the martial, you are sure to enjoy this special seminar and walk away with many new skills.


Wild Western Arts II - Rifle & Pistol Aerial "Trick Shooting" (Instinctive Shooting) June 16-17
In the 19th and 20th century there were many American exhibition shooters like Annie Oakley, Ad & Plinky Topperwein, and Ed McGivern who amazed audiences with their ability to hit small targets thrown into the air using a rifle or pistol. Now you can learn their secrets and be able to hit cans, coins, even tiny aspirin tablets or a BB its self with the rifle and hit multiple hand thrown targets with the pistol. All training is done safely with airguns so you can continue perfecting your new skills at home without needing to go to a special range. This skill directly translates to hunting, sporting clays, etc.


Armed Reactive Mittwork July 21-22
What do you get when you mix the weapon skills of Comtech's James A. Keating with the kind of reactive focus mitt work that Roger Mayweather is famous for? Armed Reactive Mittwork! Learn to move, defend, counter strike, draw, shoot, use the blade and more in a constant flow of motion that builds skill and endurance. If you use focus mitts this is next level training in flowing art to art, from unarmed to knife to pistol or any other defensive tool (flashlight, chemical spray, etc.)


Evolution of the Blade August 18-19
This seminar will highlight many aspects of blade culture around the world and throughout time. We will explore methods from from the Medieval times to modern day from North & South America, Europe, and Asia; making the connections and learning how each art enhances the others. We'll spend time working with small knives, big knives, machetes, swords and more.


Comtech Drawpoint Method September 15-16
The Comtech Drawpoint method is a condensed education in some of the best Filipino bladecraft for self defense. This seminar will cover all 3 modules of Drawpoint (Picking, Cover & Slash, Hook & Pass) in both partner and combat drills as well as disarming and counter-counter work. If you've seen the videos and want to get hands on with the training this is a perfect opportunity to learn everything correctly and gain true skill.


Private Training
Private training is available for 250 a day either before or after any seminar, or at your convenience. Tell me what you're interested in and I'll put together a custom program to suit your needs. Bring a training partner along for just 100 more and share the experience.

Seminar Details

All group seminars are 2 days long and cost $250. Each is limited to 8 participants so you will receive maximum personal attention throughout the event.

The training will be held at my school in Alpine, NY. The closest Airports are Ithaca (ITH) and Elmira Corning (ELM).

We recommend the Super 8 Motel in Ithaca (607) 273-8088 or the Knights Inn in Horseheads (855) 516-1090 if you are flying into Elmira or looking for a cheaper option. Both are about a 30 minute drive from the school.

There are a number of closer small motels (15 minutes drive) in the Watkins Glen area, but these can be quite expensive due to tourism in the region.

If you have any questions please write me at petekautz@lightlink.com

I look forward to meeting you this year!


Reports from Many Past Alliance Seminars:
Lots of Photos, Techniques & Insights Mixed In...Enjoy!

2014 Seminar Reports

52 Blocks Seminar With Lyte Burly July 26-27 2014
Video Article About Training In 52 Blocks With Mr. Lyte Burly

2011 Seminar Reports

Essential Bowie Knife Combatives - Defense & Fighting Drills - September 2011

Essential Bowie Knife Combatives - Mobility, Attack & Fighting Theory - August 2011

Close Range Instinctive Pistol Tactics Seminar - July 2011

The Shadow Shield Drill Matrix: Blade To Boxing Connection Seminar - June 2011

American Instinctive Rifle Shooting Vol.2 - Aerial Target Clinic - May 2011

2010 Seminar Reports

Bowie Knife Training Event - September 18-19, 2010 In Ithaca, NY

Seeking The Path II - Ithaca, NY - March 19-21, 2010

2009 Seminar Reports

Knife Throwing 3-Hour Intensive at Western Martial Arts Workshop - Racine, WI - September 10-13 2009

Knife & Open Hands Two-Day Training Event - Bonn, Germany - August 8-9

"Seeking The Path" Pete Kautz's Alliance Spring Training Event - Ithaca, NY - March 21-22

2008 Seminar Reports
Drawpoint, Flexible & Improvised Weapons - Sankt Augustin Germany - August 9-10

2007 Seminar Reports
Riddle of Steel in Hell's Canyon - September 14-16, 2007

Western Martial Arts Workshop 2007 in Racine, WI - September 27-31
Combat Knife Throwing (90 Minute) & 19th Century American Bowie Knife Fighting (3 Hour)

Medieval German Unarmed Combat & Dagger Seminar In Chicago -
arch 30-31

Instinctive Shooting Private Class - August 25

2006 Seminar Reports
Western Martial Arts Workshop 2006 In Dallas Texas - October 13-15

Daggers In Denver - October 7-8 2006

Drawpoint Defensive Knife Craft In Ashtabula, Ohio - March 4-5 2006

2005 Seminar Reports
Western Martial Arts Workshop In Racine Wisconsin - September 9-11 2005

Jumpgate Mind Sciences Program In Racine Wisconsin - September 8-9 2005

Bowie Knife & Double Knife Seminar In Denver, Colorado - June 25-26 2005

Evolution of the Blade 3-Day Seminar In Munich, Germany - May 27th-29th 2005

2004 Seminar Reports & Photos
5th Western Martial Arts Workshop - October 22-24, 2004

Riddle of Steel 2004 Seminar Report - Training on the Snake River with COMTECH

St. Gallen Switzerland - August 13-22, 2004

International Swordfighting & Martial Arts Convention - Lansing MI, August 6-8, 2004

Next Generation Stage Combat Program - June 28 - July 9, 2004

2003 Seminar Reports

Ottawa Medieval Sword Guild Camping Weekend 2003 - August 8-10, 2003

The Evolution of the Blade - Evanston, IL - April 4-6, 2003

2002 Seminar Reports
American Heritage Fighting Arts Association Seminar - Harriman, NY - October 18-20, 2002

The 2002 4th Annual Western Martial Arts Workshop - Dekoven Center September 13-15th 2002

Presas Arnis Largo Mano Single and Double Stick Fighting Seminar - Ottawa Canada, August 21

American Heritage Fighting Arts Demo, National War Museum - Ottawa, Canada - August 20, 2002

Big Steel Seminar Medieval Dagger and American Bowie Knife - Ottawa, Canada, August 10-11

Lansing International Swordfighting & Martial Arts Convention - Lansing MI, August 2-4, 2002

Evolution of the Blade Seminar - London, England, June 21-23, 2002

2nd Annual Medieval Swordsmanship Symposium & Pas d'Armes - Livermore CA, June 7- 9, 2002

Canadian Historical Martial Arts Workshop - Toronto, Canada, May 11, 2002

2001 Seminar Reports
Bowie Knife Class at EUSAIMAA Event - Pittsburgh, PA, Nov.2-4 2001

Hand-to-Hand Combat Camp - Dallas TX, Oct. 5-7 2001

USA Knife Combatives Camp - Des Moines IA, Sept. 28-30 2001

SFC Knife Seminar - Ottawa Canada, Aug. 11-12 2001

American Heritage Fighting Arts Seminar - Chicago IL, April 7-8 2001

2000 Seminar Reports
Bowie Knife Seminar - Yorktown VA, Dec. 10-11 2000

Western Martial Arts Workshop - Toronto Canada, Oct. 13-15 2000

American Hertiage Fighting Arts Class - Herkimer NY, Sept. 2000

American Heritage Fighting Arts - Ottawa Canada, Sept. 2000

Art of Combat International Seminar - Lansing, MI, May 2000

Medieval Dagger and Grappling - Oxford England, April 2000

Medieval Dagger and Grappling - Chicago, IL, February 2000

1999 Seminar Reports
Western Martial Arts Workshop - Chicago IL, 1999


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