November 20th: Five-Hour Saber and                                     Sword and Buckler Workshop

We were going to have a Four-Hour longsword workshop on this date but we have a special guest coming in to join us and teach for the day. Michal Sadowski is a sword maker and fencer from Poland. He is doing a tour of the west Coast of the US and has agreed to teach a workshop on Polish Saber and Arming sword. Sadowski has competed in Europe and the US and is a wonderful teacher and fencer. 

The workshop will be broken into three different parts.

Part one - Saber

Part two - Sword and Buckler

Part three - Coached Practice and Sparring

Dress of the day is sweats, a t-shirt, and comfortable shoes.

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: 3266 De La Cruz

              Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost: $100 in advance

         $130  at the door

November 21st: Be S.A.F.E. Women's Workshop

We have all heard about the person who has become a statistic. Most of you figure it’s not going to happen to you. You’re right, chances are it won’t. However, we have to hope for the best, and prepare for the worst. We are on the road a lot, traveling, meeting people, and some have kids that are preparing to go off to college or high school. 

You can take this class for your own peace of mind or give the gift of safety to someone you care about. If you know of anyone that you think would enjoy this class, please pass the information onto them or give me a call for more information.

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.

Empowerment is the goal of this class. When you feel free and empowered, you are better able to go where you need to and do what you need to do without fear or unease because you have options, techniques and a way of analyzing situations that help you to Be S.A.F.E.

Dress of the day is sweats, a t-shirt and comfortable shoes.

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: 3266 De La Cruz

              Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost: $80 in advance

         $90 at the door

December 11th: Four-Hour Longsword Workshop

Looking for a gift for that special someone? This is perfect! Give the gift of sword fighting to them. You can send him or her to the class, or you can attend with him! If you know of anyone that you think would enjoy this class, please pass the information onto them or give me a call for more information.

This is a four hour intensive class for the students of the sword that would like to attend class at the school but lives out of the area or just don't have the time to commit each week to class.

Every month we gather for four hours to study the long sword. The first three hours are spent on the curriculum of the school and the final hour is spent working on a specific technique from Fior dei Battaglia (Flos Duellatorum written in 1409).

DEMAS has loaner equipment for the students that do not have their own swords or helmets, all you need to bring are gloves. If you have your own wasters and helmet, please bring them with you.

 

We will be working outside with masks and maintaining an appropriate distance to protect ourselves, our friends, and our family.

Dress of the day is sweats, a t-shirt, and comfortable shoes.

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: 3266 De La Cruz

              Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost: $80 in advance

         $90 at the door

December 12th: Four-Hour Medieval Dagger Workshop

In this class we will be looking at a combination of using the dagger in the forehand grip and the icepick grip. We will be looking at the similarities in different manuscripts such as Fiore dei Liberi, Joachim Meyer and Paulus Hector Mair and the practical changes from one grip to the other. We will also be working on more modern knife actions that could be used with modern fixed bladed knives.

In this class we will focus on the movements and use of the dagger in the high and low line attacks and shifting between the two grips in the fight.

Dress of the day is sweats, a t-shirt and comfortable shoes.

Time: 12: 00pm – 4:00pm
Where: 3266 De La Cruz  
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Cost: $80.00 in advance                                                                                                                                                                                 $90.00 at the door

Closed for Winter Break

December 22 - January 2 

January 8th: Four-Hour Longsword Workshop

Looking for a gift for that special someone? This is perfect! Give the gift of sword fighting to them. You can send him or her to the class, or you can attend with him! If you know of anyone that you think would enjoy this class, please pass the information onto them or give me a call for more information.

This is a four hour intensive class for the students of the sword that would like to attend class at the school but lives out of the area or just don't have the time to commit each week to class.

Every month we gather for four hours to study the long sword. The first three hours are spent on the curriculum of the school and the final hour is spent working on a specific technique from Fior dei Battaglia (Flos Duellatorum written in 1409).

DEMAS has loaner equipment for the students that do not have their own swords or helmets, all you need to bring are gloves. If you have your own wasters and helmet, please bring them with you.

 

We will be working outside with masks and maintaining an appropriate distance to protect ourselves, our friends, and our family.

Dress of the day is sweats, a t-shirt, and comfortable shoes.

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: 3266 De La Cruz

              Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost: $80 in advance

         $90 at the door

January 9th: Tomahawk and Knife Workshop

Arrr!!! Ahoy me maties! And all that other pirate talk.

 

Whether you grew up watching Swashbuckler movies like The Sea Hawk, The Crimson Pirate or Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean, we all associate the pirates with the cutlass. The cutlass was used by the sailors in the 18th century because it allowed the sailors to use the shorter weapon on deck with all the spars and lines as well as in the lower decks.

 

In this class we will learn the cuts and defensive and offensive actions with the tomahawk/Boarding Axe by itself and paired with the a knife by in the other hand. We will also use the tomahawk as a wrestling tool.

 

This is not a theatrical fighting class but is a look at the martial use of the cutlass as it would have been to protect the ship or to take another ship as a prize.

 

Bring your own tomahawk to the class and knife (all training weapons must be rebated and checked before the class for safety). Metal or wooden weapons are acceptable for the class.

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: 3266 De La Cruz

              Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost: $80 in advance

         $90 at the door

February 12th: Four-Hour Longsword Workshop

Looking for a gift for that special someone? This is perfect! Give the gift of sword fighting to them. You can send him or her to the class, or you can attend with him! If you know of anyone that you think would enjoy this class, please pass the information onto them or give me a call for more information.

This is a four hour intensive class for the students of the sword that would like to attend class at the school but lives out of the area or just don't have the time to commit each week to class.

Every month we gather for four hours to study the long sword. The first three hours are spent on the curriculum of the school and the final hour is spent working on a specific technique from Fior dei Battaglia (Flos Duellatorum written in 1409).

DEMAS has loaner equipment for the students that do not have their own swords or helmets, all you need to bring are gloves. If you have your own wasters and helmet, please bring them with you.

 

We will be working outside with masks and maintaining an appropriate distance to protect ourselves, our friends, and our family.

Dress of the day is sweats, a t-shirt, and comfortable shoes.

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: 3266 De La Cruz

              Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost: $80 in advance

         $90 at the door

February 13th: Tomahawk and Knife Workshop

Arrr!!! Ahoy me maties! And all that other pirate talk.

 

Whether you grew up watching Swashbuckler movies like The Sea Hawk, The Crimson Pirate or Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean, we all associate the pirates with the cutlass. The cutlass was used by the sailors in the 18th century because it allowed the sailors to use the shorter weapon on deck with all the spars and lines as well as in the lower decks.

 

In this class we will learn the cuts and defensive and offensive actions with the tomahawk/Boarding Axe by itself and paired with the a knife by in the other hand. We will also use the tomahawk as a wrestling tool.

 

This is not a theatrical fighting class but is a look at the martial use of the cutlass as it would have been to protect the ship or to take another ship as a prize.

 

Bring your own tomahawk to the class and knife (all training weapons must be rebated and checked before the class for safety). Metal or wooden weapons are acceptable for the class.

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: 3266 De La Cruz

              Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost: $80 in advance

         $90 at the door