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

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 the entire segment from MK#11 as a stand alone 24 minute DVD.


Double End Bag Basic Drills Video Article
Copyright Pete Kautz 2018

In Boxing and 52 Blocks there are a number of different kinds of bags we use for developing our punching. While the heavy bag and the speed bag are perhaps more well known, the double end bag (or top and bottom bag) is perhaps one of the best for developing timing, rhythm, and accuracy.

Unlike the heavy bag where the beginner can stand there and just wail away with poor form, the double end bag requires more finesse. It's quick rebound and erratic movement take time to learn to control with your punches.

Double End Bag: 5 Basic Drills

In 52 Blocks AOD we use a numbering system for punches similar to many other schools of Boxing. These are:

1 - Jab

2 - Cross

3 - Lead Hook

4 - Rear Uppercut

5 - Lead Uppercut

6 - Rear Overhand

You will notice that there is no Rear Hook in the 6 punches. While some schools of Boxing advise it, we feel it leaves you too exposed when throwing it to the head.

(Later punches 7 and 8 are Lead and Rear Hooks to the body, where it is safer to throw)

So, in this video we cover 5 different punch combinations, each one meant to work on a different one of the 6 punches. Work these for 2 or 3 minute rounds, striving to get as many quality punches in as possible in the time period. Alternate your lead, going from orthodox to southpaw and repeating each one on the other side.

For easy reference, the combinations shown are:






These combinations are all quite basic, but they must be internalized before further progress can be made. In a future video training tip we'll cover some more advanced combinations and drills on the double end bag.

All my very best to you,

Pete Kautz

Alliance 2018 Seminar Schedule

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!

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