May 14th: 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

May 15th: Be S.A.F.E. Self Defense

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

June 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

June 12th: Rapier and Dagger Workshop

This class is based on the manuscript written by Joseph Swetnam in 1617, called The Noble and Worth Science of Defence. In this class we will look at the use of the dagger as a defensive tool, how to hold it as well as how to use it, and also as an offensive tool. We will also learn how to use the rapier not only as an offensive tool to also as a defensive tool that will allow us to defend against thrusts and cuts. 
 
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

July 9th: 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

July 10th: Quarterstaff Workshop

This will be a 4-hour workshop focusing on the use of the quarterstaff. This class is the first of a three-part series on the use of the quarterstaff. 
 
This month we will be looking at the use of the quarter staff as it was used in the late medieval and renaissance periods. The basis for this course is treatises from England and Italy. Some of the manuscripts that we will pull information from are; 
 
• Joseph Swetnam (1617) 
• George Silver (1599) 
• Giacomo di Grassi (1570) 
• And spear techniques of Fiore dei Liberi (1409) 
 
We will learn the guards of the staff, the way to transition from one side to the other side whilst maintaining a defensive position of the staff, and the offensive use of the staff. 
While we will not be doing an exhaustive study of each of these manuscripts, we will be able to look at the similarities and differences between the techniques put forth in them. 
This class is a sample four hour class that will show the student some of the use of the quarterstaff in a martial use. 
 
Equipment: Fencing Helmet, Gloves, Staff, Elbow Guard (not required) 
If you do not have a staff, you can pick up a closet dowel at a hardware store for very little money. A 1-inch staff of approximately 5 – 6 feet will be the weapon of the day. 
 
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me to ask. I look forward to seeing you at the class! 

 

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

          $90.00 at the door

August 13th: Four-Hour Longsword Workshop

g 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 live out of 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 spend 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: 3266 De La Cruz

              Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost: $80 in advance

         $90 at the door

August 14th: Quarterstaff Workshop

 

This will be a 4-hour workshop focusing on the use of the quarterstaff. This class is the second of a three-part series on the use of the quarterstaff. All of these classes can be used as a series of classes or stand alone classes.
 
This month we will be looking at the use of the quarter staff as it was used in the late medieval and renaissance periods. The basis for this course is treatises from England and Italy. Some of the manuscripts that we will pull information from are; 
 
• Joseph Swetnam (1617) 
• George Silver (1599) 
• Giacomo di Grassi (1570) 
• And spear techniques of Fiore dei Liberi (1409) 
 
We will learn the guards of the staff, the way to transition from one side to the other side whilst maintaining a defensive position of the staff, and the offensive use of the staff. 
While we will not be doing an exhaustive study of each of these manuscripts, we will be able to look at the similarities and differences between the techniques put forth in them. 
This class is a sample four hour class that will show the student some of the use of the quarterstaff in a martial use. 
 
Equipment: Fencing Helmet, Gloves, Staff, Elbow Guard (not required) 
If you do not have a staff, you can pick up a closet dowel at a hardware store for very little money. A 1-inch staff of approximately 5 – 6 feet will be the weapon of the day. 
 
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me to ask. I look forward to seeing you at 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