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December 9th: 4-Hour Longsword Workshop

Are you 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 on to 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 live out of the area or 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).

I have 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.

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

                                    

Time: 12: 00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: 395 E Taylor St  
San Jose, CA 95112
Cost: $100.00 in advance                                                                                            

         $120.00 at the door

December 10th: 4-Hour 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.

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: 00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: 395 E Taylor St  
San Jose, CA 95112
Cost: $100.00 in advance                                                                                                                                                                                               $120.00 at the door

The School Re-opens on January 4, 2024
After the Winter Break

January 13th: 4-Hour Longsword Workshop

Are you 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 on to them or give me a call for more information.

This is a four-hour intensive class for the students of the sword who would like to attend class at the school but live out of the area or 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).

I have 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.

The dress of the day is sweats, a T-shirt, and comfortable shoes.

                                    

Time: 12: 00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: 395 E Taylor St  
San Jose, CA 95112
Cost: $100.00 in advance                                                                                            

         $120.00 at the door

January 14th: 4-Hour Tomahawk and Knife Workshop

Arr!!! 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 knife 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: 00pm – 4:00pm
Where: 395 E Taylor St  
San Jose, CA 95112
Cost: $100.00 in advance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

          $120.00 at the door

February 3rd: Tim Anderson-Fighting with the                                           Khukuri Knife

This class will explore the use of the Khukuri in combat as used by the Gurkha. These are forces used by the British Army and are some of the most feared soldiers in the world You will learn fighting techniques as taught to me by Col Dwight McLemore in the Khukuri along with other training methodologies and techniques. Come see why this edged weapon is one of the most feared fighting weapons.

 

We will work on:

 

Striking System and Basic Footwork

Single and Double Khukuri Applications

Partner Drills

Right to Left

Offense - Combative Applications

Technique Building from the Striking System

Counter Striking from the Striking System

Defensive - Combative Applications

Offensive Blocking to Counter Striking

and

Sparring Application

Time: 10:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: 395 E Taylor St

              San Jose, CA 95112

Cost: $125 for one day

         $250 for two days

Khukuri Day Only

Irish Stick Day Only

Khukuri and Irish Stick

February 4th: Tim Anderson-Fighting with the                                              Irish Stick

This class will explore the advanced usage of the Shillelagh in a modern and historical application. We will look at entries and defensive tactics along with more empty-handed techniques as applied by the Irish Stick. 

 

We will work on:

 

Striking Systems with Grips and Grip Changes

Line Drills

Offensive technique

Outside the Striking System Box

Defensive and Counter Striking Application

and

Sparring Scenarios

Time: 10:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: 395 E Taylor St

              San Jose, CA 95112

Cost: $125 for one day

         $250 for two days

Khukuri Day Only

Irish Stick Day Only

Khukuri and Irish Stick

February 10th: 4-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 on to them or give me a call for more information.

This is a four-hour intensive class for the students of the sword who would like to attend class at the school but live 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).

I have 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.

The dress of the day is sweats, a T-shirt and comfortable shoes.

Time: 12: 00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: 395 E Taylor St  
San Jose, CA 95112
Cost: $100.00 in advance                                                                                                                                                                               

         $120.00 at the door

February 11th: 4-Hour Sword and Shield Workshop 

In the sword and shield class, we will look at the use of the round and the heater shield along with the single-handed sword. We do have some loaner shields that can be used in the class, but if you have a round or heater shield, I encourage you to bring it.

                     

We will study the defensive and offensive use of the shield for fighting, as well as the use of the sword with the shield. There are no known surviving manuscripts detailing the use of the large shield for combat, however, there are the Nordic Sagas as well as artwork and architecture reliefs showing the shield as a fighting tool. The earliest manuscript that we know of using a small shield, called a buckler, was written in the 1290s, and it is called the I.33 for its catalog number in the Tower of London Library.

 

The techniques we will be studying in this class were learned from years of practice and study fighting with, and against, the sword and shield. We will look at the types of techniques used by the Viking and Saxon shield fights of the 8th-10th centuries, the battlefield shield techniques of the Knights of the 14th century, and the Scottish Highlanders of the 18th century.

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: 395 E Taylor St

              San Jose, CA 95112

Cost: $100 in advance

         $120 at the door

March 9th: 4-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 on to them or give me a call for more information.

This is a four-hour intensive class for the students of the sword who would like to attend class at the school but live 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.


The dress of the day is sweats, a T-shirt, and comfortable shoes.

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: 395 E Taylor St

              San Jose, CA 95112

Cost: $100 in advance

         $120 at the door

March 10th: 4-Hour Sword and Shield Workshop 

In the sword and shield class, we will look at the use of the round and the heater shield along with the single-handed sword. We do have some loaner shields that can be used in the class, but if you have a round or heater shield, I encourage you to bring it.

                     

We will study the defensive and offensive use of the shield for fighting, as well as the use of the sword with the shield. There are no known surviving manuscripts detailing the use of the large shield for combat, however, there are the Nordic Sagas as well as artwork and architecture reliefs showing the shield as a fighting tool. The earliest manuscript that we know of using a small shield, called a buckler, was written in the 1290s, and it is called the I.33 for its catalog number in the Tower of London Library.

 

The techniques we will be studying in this class were learned from years of practice and study fighting with, and against, the sword and shield. We will look at the types of techniques used by the Viking and Saxon shield fights of the 8th-10th centuries, the battlefield shield techniques of the Knights of the 14th century, and the Scottish Highlanders of the 18th century.

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: 395 E Taylor St

              San Jose, CA 95112

Cost: $100 in advance

         $120 at the door

March 16th and 17th:

Apache Knife Workshop with Robert Redfeather

You have noticed that everything that an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round … The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours … Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.

 

“All things in the world are (naki-two). In our mind, we are two -- good and evil. With our eyes we see two things…things that are fair and things that are ugly…we have the right hand that strikes and makes for evil, and the left hand full of kindness, near the heart. One foot may lead us to an evil way, the other foot may lead us to a good. So we are all things two, all Naki”

 

Robert Naki-Besh Redfeather, being (Mashgale Ndee) Mescalero Apache in 1980 sought out his relatives on the Mescalero and other Indian reservations in Southeastern New Mexico and Arizona. Redfeather was trained by his grandfather in survival, and Nagondzoog (old term) means War/Fight/Guerrilla Warfare, Nagonlkaadi means War/Fight/Combat –the unique Apache brand of guerrilla warfare. Both of these were made famous by the Apache realm of powerful War chiefs such as Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, Victorio, and Geronimo, who was a Bedonkohe Apache Leader. In addition to his native culture, Robert Readfeather has been training in the martial arts for 48 years and is an 8th-degree Black Belt. He has also been honored and inducted into several Hall of Fames across the country. Now with all of this knowledge and life experiences, Redfeather is honored to pass it on through “Apache Knife Training Courses”.

 

He is also happy to pass along the history and traditions of his family and heritage and the Apache people. Redfeather, who teaches not from theory but from his life experience, is known for his training of our U.S. Military Troops, Police Officers, Native Americans, and anyone who has a desire to learn.

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: 395 E Taylor St

            San Jose, CA 95112

1-day seminar - $125.00 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

2-day seminar - $250.00 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

4-day seminar - $400.00

Day 1 of Apache Knife Only

Day 1 and 2 of Apache Knife

Day 2 of Apache Knife Only

4 Day Seminar with Apache Knife

April 13th: 4-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 on to them or give me a call for more information.

This is a four-hour intensive class for the students of the sword who would like to attend class at the school but live 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.


The dress of the day is sweats, a T-shirt, and comfortable shoes.

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: 395 E Taylor St

            San Jose, CA 95112

Cost: $100 in advance

         $120 at the door

April 14th: 4-Hour Be S.A.F.E. Escape and Evade Class

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, and meeting people, and some have kids who 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 on to 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, and 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.

The dress of the day is sweats, a T-shirt and comfortable shoes. 

Time: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: 395 E Taylor St
San Jose, CA 95112
Cost: $100.00 in advance                                                                                                                                                                                           $120.00 at the door

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