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Comtech New Millennium Titles

Four Volume Set Only $159

Lost Heads - Deadly Strikes of Kali

Vol.1 - Single Sword
Vol.2 - Double Swords
Vol.3 - Two Handed Sword
Vol.4 - Solo Form 'Senang'
Read More About Lost Heads HERE

Solo DVDs $49

HELLBOWS: Destructive Elbow Techniques
Integrate elbow shields with trapping and grappling to devastate your opponent at close range with one of the body's best weapons
Read More About Hellbows HERE

Dequerdes: Filipino Training Cross
Train your skills & reactions with open hands or weapons
anytime you want with this easy to build piece of equipment
Read More About Dequerdes HERE

Street Knife: Basics of Knife Training
Learn the essential basics of defensive use of edged weapons with James A. Keating  Aimed at the entry level practitioner, this DVD covers selecting a knife, opening techniques, quick deployments, use of the left hand and a number of combative drills.  Some you will not find elsewhere, including a solo-training device that will blow you away with both it's simplicity and it's applicability to training the reflexes needed for high speed blade work and defense.

Comtech Sword & Dagger Vol.1-2
The sword & dagger or espada y daga is considered one of the highest level forms in the Filipino martial arts, and now for the first time James Keating has put this material on DVD for you.  This 2 volume set teaches you everything you need to know about the sword & dagger to add them into your art or expand your skills.
Read More About Comtech Sword & Dagger V.1-2 HERE

Comtech Stick Fighting Vol.1-2
This new series covers all the basics of Filipino stick fighting the Comtech way.  Vol.1 covers Single Stick Techniques and Vol.2 expands your arsenal with Double Stick Techniques.
Read More About Comtech Stick Fighting V.1-2 HERE

Crossing the Bridge: Entry Into Close Combat
An ADVANCED LEVEL master-class on how to enter into close range and dominate the fight from there using trapping skills mixed with striking, locking, or use of weapons.  Jim Keating says "This is my favorite new DVD so far!"  More conceptual in nature this is pure gold.
Read More About Crossing the Bridge HERE

Drawpoint Master Class
Overview of the Comtech Reverse Grip Knife Method

This 47 minute DVD covers the main drills and concepts of the Drawpoint method.  Great as a rapid review for experienced students or as a general introduction for novices.  Learn Rolling & Picking, Cover & Slash, Hook & Pass, Combat Sets and more!


Comtech American Blade Craft
Solo DVDs $59.95 / Complete Set (6) $300

The Crossada
Learn point based fencing skills using the
Keating-designed Crossada fighting knife

Bowie Basics
Solo training progressions for attack and defense,
logic chains of motion, learn to train safe at home!

Deadly Backcuts
This is the master’s stroke and the 19th century “blow of assassins”
Learn this feared maneuver here

Bowies Airborne
Learn the American “Riverboat Gambler” style and
flashy Mexican styles of knife throwing step by step.

Double Knife Sets
Solo sets and partner drills for using a pair of Bowie knives,
including the famous playing card drill.

Advanced Spanish Notch,
Bowie Knife & Pistol Methods - Vol.6

Advanced Bowie knife and single-action revolver handling skill
segments drawn from Issues #1, #4 & #5 of Modern Knives

Complete American Blade Craft Set: 6 DVDs

Comtech Drawpoint Defensive Knife

Solo DVDs $59.95 / Complete Set (3) $159.95

Drawpoint I: Reverse Grip Knife
High-speed reverse grip knife skills are yours with
the Drawpoint series, starting with point-oriented methods.

Drawpoint II: Cover & Slash
Integration of edge and point in forward and reverse grips
plus translation to firearm, flashlight, and unarmed skills.

Drawpoint III: Pallasoot
Advanced hooking and passing techniques round out
the Drawpoint method for fast close-quarters self defense.

Complete Drawpoint Set: 3 DVDs

Comtech Conceptual Gold

Solo DVDs $59.95 / Complete Set (2) $112.00

The 5 Keys to Kali
Five simple actions of the upper body form an entire
matrix of fighting and grappling skills!  High-level theory.

The 7 Secrets of Silat
More essential combative motion analysis from the arts
of the Indonesian islands in a seven part-flow drill.

Complete Conceptual Gold Set: 2 DVDs

Comtech Knifecraft
Solo DVDs $49.95 / Complete Set (3) $120

Volume I: Basics
Drills, angles, and basics drawn from the Filipino knife
help to build the foundation with this tape.

Volume II: Intermediate
Dynamic two-man drills to enhance the skills learned in the basic level.

Volume III: Advanced
A dozen d
evastating combat sets using base disruptions,
body levers, sweeps, quick finishes and more on this hot DVD.

Complete Comtech Knifecraft Set: 3 DVDs

Comtech Trapping Series
Solo DVDs Vol.1-4 $49.95 / Complete Set (4) $160

Volume I: Basics & Developmental Drills
Slap, trap, and zap!  Learn advanced trapping the E-Z way
with these drill progressions and training methods.

Volume II: Applications & Advanced Drills
More of the unique Red Boat Wing Chun trapping hands
methods combined with Kali and JKD skills.

Volume III: Iron & Rattan Ring
This is the solo training tape you need if you use trapping!
The hoop is your portable mook jong wooden man!

Volume IV: The Art Of Flow
Learn how to flow between Lop Sao, Chi Sao & Hubud Lubud
and then insert your other martial skills in with the mix!

Complete Comtech Trapping Series Set: 4 DVDs

Comtech Bandanna
Solo DVDs $49.95 / Complete Set (2) $85

Volume I: Bandanna Defense Against a Knife
Bandanna used in combination with trapping
and grappling skills plus non-combative applications.

Volume II: Bandanna Against Unarmed Opponents
The humble bandanna, napkin, belt, rope, shirt, or pack-strap
can be transformed into a powerful defensive weapon

Complete Comtech Bandanna Set: 2 DVDs

Comtech Advanced Sumbrada

Advanced Sumbrada
If you think you “know” this drill check out this DVD,
it will blow your mind with variations on the “motion tree”!

Single DVD $49.95

Comtech Specificity / Train At Home Series
Solo DVDs $30

The 1992 Riddle Of Steel Training Camp
Comtech grappling, knife combat sets 1-12, unarmed translations of the knife, pushdagger and more from this early Riddle of Steel Camp.

Bits & Pieces Volume 1: Daggers & Disarms
“Live” Dagger seminar, knife disarming progressions and more
filmed down on the ranch Comtech style.

Bits & Pieces Volume 2: Lock Flow, Stick Disarming & Throwing
"Live" joint-lock control seminar for LEOs plus stick training.

Bits & Pieces Vol. III: Bowie Backcuts & Riddle Of Steel
Test shoot for Bowie Backcuts plus training and lecture footage from the legendary Riddle Of Steel training camp

The Circular Attack Training (C.A.T.) Dummy
Complete plans to build the C.A.T. at home for solo training in interceptions, straight blast, head butts, knees, elbows, stick, knife, pistol, more!  Written parts list with easy construction details included.  This is part of MK#11 as a solo 24 minute DVD.

Combative Whip
How to use a whip effectively for combat, target drills, two-man drills, wrapping the arms & legs, and more.

The Comtech Crossada: Special Edition
The unreleased “Pirate Shirt” edition of “American Blade Craft 1” teaching the use of Keating's unique Crossada fighting knife.

Fighting Axe & Tomahawk
Hybrid East / West fighting skills with the axe and tomahawk plus a section on hawk throwing make this one a classic

Tomahawk II
An all-business, revised and advanced tomahawk DVD including 'hawk and Bowie knife, training against long weapons, and more!
Gekahai: The Lost Form Of Goju Ryu
This lesser-known kata is a stepping-stone between the older & newer forms of Goju Ryu with distinctive foot patterns, deep breathing, circular lines & hand actions of the old Okinawan fighting Karate

Integrated Balisong: Practical Butterfly Knife
This is NOT a 100-ways-of-knife-flipping tape!  Instead, Pete Kautz shows how to develop skill in opening and closing the balisong at real speed while doing complex freestyle drills with a partner.  By adding layers of pressure and resistance to your training the most simple things become complex!  Essential keys to understanding this jewel of the Filipino martial arts.

Low Line Traps, Body Levers & Blade Manipulations
An "out of the ordinary" mix of leg trapping skills incorporated
with grappling and exotic Indonesian blade manipulations

Panantukan Knife Boxing
Learn to use the boxer’s speed-bag like never before with
Filipino martial arts tactics, knives, elbows & trapping skills.

Push Daggers
A good basic tape for CQC with the pushdagger, utilizing aspects of trapping and boxing combined with blade skills.

Spyderco Civilian
Learn the unique abilities of this or any other “hookbill” style folder,
plus a section on lifesaving options as well.

Structured Lock Flow
Less than lethal control options using nerve impulse reversal and sensitivity skills to move from lock to lock

Tuite: The Art Within
Shadow blocks, joint locking, grappling, and other aspects hidden in the traditional forms - learn to apply what you already know from kata

Comtech Women's Self Defense
This vintage Comtech video presents a blade oriented approach to self defense for women.  Out of the ordinary skills even today and virtually unthinkable in the early 90's when most women's programs were about teaching escapes from wrist grabs or poking someone with your car keys and running away.

X-Cane Vol.1
Basic striking and locking drills
you'll need to use the cane effectively

X-Cane Vol.2
Advanced drills, escapes, and
a special section on how to teach others


Pete Kautz Alliance Martial Arts DVDs / CDs

NEW 2015 Pete Kautz DVDs

NEW!  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)

Go HERE to see Video of the AmEurAsian Fencing Seminar DVD


American Instinctive Rifle Shooting


American Instinctive Rifle Seminar
Aerial Target Coaching Clinic
Quick start progressions for teaching new shooters how to nail those aerials!  Both the physical skills and "how to coach" so they learn fast plus coin shooting details, walking & shooting, alternate ready positions, more!
Read About The Aerial Target Coaching Clinic HERE

Close Range Instinctive Pistol Tactics
Learn to shoot handguns by instinct right handed, left handed, and with both hands at once against stationary and moving targets.  At this seminar shooters learn more in 3 hours than many do in a lifetime.  Includes plans for the GHOST moving target system, aerial shooting with the handgun, close-quarters "fight to the gun" drills and much more!
Read About Close Range Instinctive Pistol Tactics HERE



Pete Kautz Alliance Martial Arts Bowie Knife Series

American Bowie Combatives Seminar (4 DVDs)
Mobility, Attack, Defense & Fighting Drills
These four discs capture the essential drills for Level I Basic Instructor and parts of Level II Advanced Instructor in the Alliance Martial Arts American Bowie Knife Combatives program.  Train for your own skill or to gain certification, either way this is the foundation.
Read More About American Bowie Knife Combatives Here



Pete Kautz Alliance Martial Arts Forms DVD

Spontaneous Solo Forms Training
Our first seminar for 2012 was on Spontaneous Solo Forms Training and how to create your own endless flow using 9 Hand Actions, 9 Foot Platforms, and 12 Weapon Methods. A toolbox of motion for the upper and lower body to combine freestyle on your own. About learning *how* to move and not about learning a specific sequence of movement.
Read More About Spontaneous Solo Forms Training HERE


Pete Kautz Stinger Self Defense DVD Series
$30 each / Set of 3 only $78

Vol. 1 Solo Training Drills 70 Min
Stinger history, carry, concealment, solo training drills using the focus mitt, use of the open hand, speed hitting patterns, and the 5 round Stinger workout that combines all your basics in just 10 to 20 minutes a day!

Vol. 2 Basic Partner Drills 70 Min
How to practice everything you've learned so far with a partner using combinations of Stinger strikes and open hand techniques on the focus mitts, speed hitting on the shield, defending against punches, introduction to trapping range, countering the opponent's blocks, blindfolded trapping, and flashlight & Stinger!
Vol. 3 Advanced Drills & Scenarios 80 Min
Sophisticating the drills you already know, countering any attempt to control your weapon hand, advanced trapping, structured actions in the flow, applied speed hitting, spontaneous situational self defense, defending against the grappler, getting back to your feet, and relation of all the material in this course to training with knife and pistol
Stinger Self Defense Vol. 1-3 Set
Only $78 - Almost 4 hours of pure instruction on how to maximize the Comtech Stinger for personal defense.



Mental Training DVDs & CDs By Pete Kautz

The Master's Scroll
How To Be Your Own Best Coach & Excel In The Martial Arts
If you want to be your best this program is for you!  Learn how to combine mental and physical training in a whole new way for maximum gains.  A complete, easy to follow program that takes the guess work out of becoming an expert in the martial arts.  Works for all styles!  Package includes DVD, 2 CDs, and an eight page quick start manual.
Read More About The Master's Scroll HERE


Modern Knives DVDs
Solo DVDs $30

Modern Knives 4-Pack!  ANY FOUR ISSUES Just $98
Please List The Issues You Want By Number When Ordering - Thanks!

Modern Knives #1: The Spanish Fighting Arts
Cinco Teros Sword & Dagger Method (Pete Kautz)
Spanish Notch & Trapping Guards (James A. Keating)
Spanish Navaja Knives (James Loriega)

Modern Knives #2:
South East Asian Fighting Arts
Kerambit Hook Knife (James A. Keating)
Thrusting Triangle Drills (Pete Kautz)
Filipino Knife (Kelly Worden)

Modern Knives #3: Modern Knife Concepts
The Keating / Spyderco Chinook Folding Knife (James A. Keating)
Comtech Drawpoint Level I : Extensions & Variations (Pete Kautz)
Defeating the Surprise Knife Attack (Dale Seago)

Modern Knives #4: The Western Martial Arts
ingle-Action Revolver Twirling (James A. Keating)
Dagger of Medieval German Master Andre Lignitzer (Pete Kautz)
Basic Dagger from Master Fiore DeLiberi, 1410 (Bob Charron)

Modern Knives #5: The American Bowie Knife
The Bowie Knife & Revolver Method (James A. Keating)
The Bowie Knife & Saber Connection (Pete Kautz)
Defending The Snap Cut To The Hand (Dwight McLemore)
Forging The Fighting Bowie (Bill Bagwell)
Wearing The Bowie Knife Concealed (Mike Sastre)

Modern Knives #6: Filipino Stick Fighting
Filipino Police Stick Tactics - Releasing & Locking (James A. Keating)
Functionalizing Siniwali For Combat (Pete Kautz)
The Visadario (Counter the Counter) of Modern Arnis (Dr. Remy Presas)
The Sibat Filipino Long Staff ("Big" Ken Smith)

Modern Knives #7: The Grappling Arts
Knife Grappling From The 1992 Riddle Of Steel (James A. Keating)
3-Stage Lock Flow Sequences Out Of Hubud (Pete Kautz)
Western Catch Wrestling Conditioning & Submissions (Dr. Les Moore)
Fighting From The Ground VS. A Standing Opponent (Mark Hatamaker)

Modern Knives #8: Combative Drills & Skills
Snake Rope Solo Training & Applications (James A. Keating)
The Figure-8 Stick Fighting Method (Pete Kautz)
Combat Escrima Knife & Stick Drills (Ed Lawson)

Modern Knives #9: World Arts
Fighting Bandanna Quick Start Guide (Pete Kautz)
Comtech Spear (James A. Keating)
Sikaran Kicks, Sticks & Blades (Rob Simons)

Modern Knives #10: Fire & Steel - Gun & Knife Combat
Pistol & Walking Cane (James A. Keating)
Cinco Teros Knife Method (Pete Kautz)
Handgun Marksmanship (Laci Szabo)

Modern Knives #11: Savate, Sungkiti & The C.A.T.
Sungkiti Concepts - The Reverse Thrusting Line (James A. Keating)
Circular Attack Training (C.A.T.) Dummy Construction & Drills (Pete Kautz)
Savate Defense Dans La Rue Old School Savate Street Fighting (Craig Gemeiner)


Training Gear

Large Plastic Training Knives

(US Military Bayonet Shown For Size Comparison)
ONE For Only $12.95

TWO For Only $25

Need A Whole Bunch Of Large Plastic Training Knives?  OK!
School Package TEN For Only $100
Orders outside of USA must pay actual cost of insured mail (TBD after order)
Small Folding-Knife Sized Plastic Trainer

(Spyderco Byrd Knife Shown For Size Comparison Only / Not Included)
ONE For Only $12.95

TWO For Only $25

Need A Whole Bunch Of Folding-Knife Sized Plastic Trainers?  OK!

School Package TEN For Only $100
Orders outside of USA must pay actual cost of insured mail (TBD after order)
The Stinger

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The Stinger is a non-lethal force multiplier that focuses your strikes into an area smaller than a finger tip.  Hit hard with no hand training!
The Stinger is instinctive and very easy to use.


Only $9.95 Each

Three Colors Available!

Available in Black, Clear (Ice) & Blue Ice

Also great for Pressure Point Healing arts

Need A Whole Bunch?  OK!
School Package TWELVE For Only $100
(Mixed Color Assortment As Available On This Deal!)



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