November 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

November 15th: Sword and Buckler Workshop

This is will be a 4-hour workshop focusing on the use of the Renaissance sword and buckler. 

This month we will be working with a weapon in each hand. The sword and buckler were a popular combination of weapons in England and Italy in the medieval to renaissance era. The earliest manuscript we have was written in the 13th century and it is called I.33. In this treatise the illustrations show a monk that teaches another monk sword and buckler. This manuscript also shows the monk teaching a woman how to use the sword and buckler.

In this class we will be focusing on the Renaissance tradition of the sword and buckler as written down by 

 

• Achille Marozzo (1536)
• Antonio Manciolino, (1531)
• Giacomo di Grassi (1570)
• and English saber work from John Taylor (1804)


In this class we will be learning how to use the sword by itself, and how to use the sword in conjunction with the buckler. When using the buckler, we will work on how to hold it to provide the greatest amount of defense. We'll also work on how to use the buckler as an offensive tool in the fight.

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 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 13th: 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 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 shields fights of the 8th-10th centuries, the battle field 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: 3266 De La Cruz

              Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost: $80 in advance 

         $90 at the door

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

 

Detailed directions

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