Medieval Track

Schedule: 

Monday  12:00pm-1:00pm;  6:00pm-7:00pm;  9:00pm-10:00pm

Tuesday 6:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday 6:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday 12:30pm-1:30pm;  6:00pm-7:00pm;  9:00pm-10:00pm

Longsword

The Longsword, sometimes referred to the 'hand-and-a-half sword' is predominantly used in both hands, but can be used single handed.

Our longsword curriculum is based on the techniques found in Fior dei Battaglia, a medieval combat manuscript written by Fiore di Liberi in 1409.  As students progress they also study from Filippo Vadi's manuscript De Arte Gladitoria Dimicandi written between 1482 - 1487.

 

In addition to training to fight at a distance, students will also study the use of the dagger and wrestling within the context of the sword fight.

Instructors:  

Steaphen Fick

Chris Castillo

John Dietzel

Medieval Grappling

The Grappling class incorporates the techniques from Nicolaes Petter's Clear Education in the Magnificent Art of Wrestling (1674) and Fior dei Battaglia (1409) by Fiore di Liberi. 

 

As these techniques draw from medieval combat manuals, we do not in grappling on the ground.  Instead we train to disable or take down the opponent and dispatch them from a standing position.

Schedule: 

Monday  7:00pm-8:00pm

Instructors:  

Steaphen Fick

John Dietzel

Medieval Dagger

The medieval dagger (or rondel) was a thrusting weapon used to penetrate knightly armor at the joints.  Our curriculum draws from Fior dei Battaglia, a medieval combat manuscript written by Fiore di Liberi in 1409.

Schedule: 

Monday  8:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday 7:00pm-8:00pm

Instructors:  

Steaphen Fick

John Dietzel

Armored combat

In the Armored Combat class students learn not just how to fight in armor, but also how to care for their armor, how to wear it, and how to move in it.  Endurance and mobility drills are taught along with combat techniques from Fiore di Liberi's manuscript Fior dei Battaglia (1409). 

The Armored Combat class is an advanced class, and students are usually required to pass the first level of the Longsword class or have comparable proficiency.  Please contact Steaphen Fick for details.

Schedule: 

Wednesday 7:00pm-9:00pm

Instructors:  

Steaphen Fick

Renaissance Track

Side sword

The Side Sword (or Spada da lato) is a single handed 'cut and thrust' weapon. Our curriculum is based on two manuscripts: The New Text on the Art of Arms (1536) by Achille Marozzo and the Treatise on the Science of Arms with Philosophical Dialogue (1553) by Camillo Agrippa.

As students progress they begin training with the side sword and buckler, a small shield which can be used for both offense and defense.

Schedule: 

Tuesday 8:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday 11:30am-12:30pm;  7:00pm-8:00pm

Instructors:  

Steaphen Fick

Rapier

Our Rapier class draws from the manuscript Great Representation of the Art and Use of Fencing, written by Ridolfo Capoferro in 1610.  As students progress, they begin incorporating the use of rapier and dagger from Joseph Swetnam's The Noble and Worthy Science of Defence (1610).

Schedule: 

Tuesday 7:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday 8:00pm-9:00pm

Instructors:  

Steaphen Fick

Tim Anderson

Sword and Shield

Our Sword and Shield curriculum draws from The Use of the Broad Sword, a manuscript written by Thomas Page in 1746.  Students train with either a side sword or basket hilt sword (known as a broad sword at the time) and a strapped shield, sometimes called a targe.

Schedule: 

Monday 7:00pm-8:00pm

Instructors:  

Chris Castillo

Modern Track

Be S.A.F.E. Women's Self Defense

Self-defense does not require a lot of physical strength, if you understand how to use an attacker’s strength against him. You don’t need to be stronger than your attacker, nor do you need to be a black belt to be safe. Learn ways to protect yourself with a 600-year-old Italian Martial Art. Be safe in the future, while drawing from the strengths of the past.

 

Effective use of your hands and everyday objects around you for your personal protection is easy to learn and practice. Regardless of your age or physical fitness, it is never too late to learn to be safe, NOT be a victim.

 

The Be S.A.F.E. class is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal skills with safety strategies and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully escape, resist and survive violent attacks. The course provides psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training.

Schedule: 

Wednesday 6:00pm-7:00pm

Instructors:  

Steaphen Fick

Schedule: 

Monday 7:00pm-8:00pm

Italian Stick Fighting

Italian stick fighting is a tradition that originated together with sword fencing in the medieval and renaissance in Italy and still practiced today. It includes different styles (such as Apulian or Sicilian styles) and different sticks (one handed, cane or walking stick, two handed, small stick, double sticks).

Instructors:  

Marco Quarta

Alex Laslavic

James Pendziszewski

Italian Unarmed Fighting

Italian grappling, such as Abracar and Scherma a Mani Nude, has roots in the ancient Roman martial arts and is still practiced in Italy today.  Characterized by a combination of strike and grappling techniques, it focuses on defending oneself in the dark and constrained environment of medieval Italian streets.

Schedule: 

Monday 8:00pm-9:00pm

Instructors:  

Marco Quarta

Alex Laslavic

James Pendziszewski

Hyper Active Monkey Fitness

Are you looking for a place and a way to develop a training that is more fun than walking on a treadmill watching Oprah? We have a program that might be just what you are looking for! 

Join Coach Jon and using natural movement patterns to program yourself into a Hyper-Monkey Ninja. Build proper strength, flexibility, and motor control while leaning out into a health hero.

Schedule:

Tuesday 8:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday 7:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday 8:00pm-9:00pm

Instructors:  

Jonathan Magno

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Contact us 

408-216-9351

info@swordfightingschool.com

Hours of operation:

Monday-Friday 5pm-10pm

Location

3266 De La Cruz Blvd,

Santa Clara, CA 95054

 

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