The American Heritage Fighting Arts program was first developed by Alliance in 1998, and has been further refined since that time. Originally focusing simply on the tools of the Wild West, the program now offers 19th century training in a wide range of civilian, military, and exotic weapons as well as unarmed fighting, physical culture, and academic research skills.
Bata / Cane
Knife / Tomahawk Throwing
Firearm Safety / Care
Boxing / Wrestling
Rough and Tumble
Sports / Games
In 2000, I opened the American Heritage Fighting
Arts program to a select few researchers worldwide, each with a
specialty skill in the 19th century arts. In so doing, I also created
the American Heritage Fighting Arts Association (AHFAA).
In 2001, I created a website for the American Heritage Fighting Arts Association, at http://ahfaa.org This acts as a repository for links to hard-to-find 19th century resources that are online. I personally spent over 100 hours combing through data bases, looking for many of these links.
In 2002 the Maestros of the International Masters at Arms Federation (IMAF) recognized my work in this area, and asked me to join their organization as an Acknowledged Instructor for the 19th Century American martial arts.