August 20th: Stanford Blood Drive

It’s time to make your appointment for the upcoming Davenriche European Martial Artes blood drive! Can we count on you to support local patients? The impact of your gift is greater than you know… Every day, blood donors save lives and improve the wellbeing of real people right here in our community. None of us ever knows when we will need blood in an emergency. You can be the difference for someone in about an hour!

You can make your appointment at 

https://sbcdonor.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/9651

Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: 3266 De La Cruz

              Santa Clara, CA 95054

September 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

September 12th: Viking Sword and Shield Workshop

This is part II in the series of Viking Sword and Shield classes. You do not need to attend the first workshop to be able to learn in this class.

In this class we will be learning how to use the sword and shield in the way that the Vikings did. There is documentation of the way they used their tools of war other than the reports from the Monks about the way they attacked.

In this class we will be working on the way that they hold their swords, they way they hold and use their shields, and the way that they move with their tools. We will be working on individual movements as well as combinations for both offense and defense.

Dress of the day is sweats, a t-shirt and comfortable shoes. Bring your mask, your gloves and if you have an arm guard bring that as well. We will have loaner sword and bucklers. There is a limited supply, so they are first come first serve.

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

September 18th: Four-Hour African Martial Arts Workshop

Join us on September 18th and study the sword of kings. When King Tut’s grave was opened they found some Khopesh buried with him.

 

We will have a guest instructor from the Historic African Martial Arts Association HAMAA teaching the use of this weapon. Henry has been working with the Khopesh for several years, and is bringing his research to share with us at Davenriche European Martial Artes School.

 

Henry will be teaching us the system that is a combination of El Matrag and Tahitb. You can find out more about HAMAA by visiting their website at https://hamaassociation.wordpress.com/

 

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: 3266 De La Cruz

Santa Clara, CA  95054

Cost: $80 in advance

           $90 at the door

October 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

October 10th: Single-Handed Sword Workshop

This class is going to focus on the use of the one-handed sword. We will work with swords from different times. We will be working on skills that can be used with the 9th century Viking sword, the 14th century arming sword, the renaissance cut and thrust sword, and even using these techniques with a stick or umbrella. 

While working with the different tools we will be studying and learning about the similarities and differences with them. We will be working on techniques of offense and defense with these tools and how the study of the past can lead to the use of todays tools such as sticks, pool cues, canes or other found weapons.

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: 3266 De La Cruz

              Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost: $80 in advance

         $90 at the door

November 20th: 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

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