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New DVD! AmEurAsian Stick & Blade Fencing Seminar

Intro To AmEurAsian Fencing Seminar DVD

Join in as Pete Kautz takes the class at Comtech Headquarters in Oregon through a rapid-fire introduction to the basics of AmEurAsian Fencing, edited to 50 minutes of pure instruction.  Featuring Master at Arms James A. Keating, this presentation covers elements of footwork, evasion, striking, hand switching, attacks to the 5 basic zones with their defenses, and how to flow at long range in constant counter and re-counter!  If you want to gain quick skill with using the single weapon this is it. (39 This Week Only)

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AmEurAsian Fencing Double Stick vs. Single Stick Vid
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In this article we'll cover more details on the AEA Stick & Blade Fencing program. But first, here's an e-mail from an excited Alliance Training Tips reader sharing their thoughts:

Dear Pete and James:
I recently purchased the AmEurAsian Fencing DVD. WOW! 
I have no fencing schools less than a three hour drive from my home. I meet with a Pekiti Tirsia group and I have learned a lot from them. I like Pekiti Tirsia, but I want more Western Material. I have been trying to study both self defense, Bowie Knife, and saber/cutlass. I have watched You Tube for information. I have contacted members of HEMAA. I have read books, and studied saber and cutlass military manuals. I have not found a program that I thought would give me, someone with little knowledge of the technicalities of sport fencing, the results that I wanted for long range fencing. This DVD is exactly what I have been searching for for several years. This will help me immensely. I look forward to more information from this program
Thanks to both of you for all the work and research that went into this project and for making it available in a program that is easy to understand, practice, and apply.

Harold Hamilton

This made me really happy because that's exactly what the program was designed for; to be a quick start in developing long range flow with weapons that can help you bridge into the larger world of fencing. I'm positive that after a few months of working these drills on the DVD that those old saber manuals will suddenly make a lot more sense!

(And remember guys, when you hear me say “fencing” it's as a generic term for the use of arms. Just like how “boxing” is generic for striking and “wrestling” is for grappling - as in Chinese Boxing or Mongolian Wrestling.)

In the last series of videos on AmEurAsian Fencing you got to see the three lengths of single weapon; long, medium, and short. These were shown as the Saber / Singlestick, the Baton, and the Bandanna respectively.

In this new video you'll see us working with two sticks versus one stick. This is part of the Level 2 Double Weapons program.

Training Double Vs Single Weapon

Note that we are wearing safety glasses in this clip though we don't have masks on.  You don't need to train with the mask all the time but you do need to use them!

Training with the mask on with fundamentally change your whole approach to weapons work because you'll be able to safely make head contact.  One can go a lifetime in some weapon arts and NEVER actually have someone try to really hit them in the face because of "tradition".  But would you go to a Boxing gym where no one ever tried to hit each other in the head?

Just like there are 6 Single Weapons that we practice with at Level One, at Level Two we go through 6 Double Weapons Combinations. In this example that is a pair of medium length sticks but it could just as easily be a different weapons pairing.

I hope you've enjoyed this look at the Level 2 Double Weapons program! Perhaps in a future video we'll look at the sword & dagger to compare and contrast how it changes the flavor of the motion from the double sticks.

All my very best to you,

Pete Kautz

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