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June 10th: 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 doorv

June 11th: 4-Hour 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: 395 E Taylor St  
San Jose, CA 95112
Cost: $100.00 in advance                                                                                                                                                                                               $120.00 at the door

July 8th: 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 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.

 

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

July 9th: 4-Hour 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 quarterstaff 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 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: 395 E Taylor St  
San Jose, CA 95112
Cost: $100.00 in advance                                                                                                                                                                               

         $120.00 at the door

August 12th: 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 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.

 

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

August 13th: 4-Hour 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 quarterstaff 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 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: 395 E Taylor St

              San Jose, CA 95112

Cost: $100 in advance

         $120 at the door

September 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 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.


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

September 10th: 4-Hour 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 quarterstaff 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.

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

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!

October 14th: 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 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.


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

October 15th: 4-Hour Zombie Apocolypse Survival

October 15th – Zombie Apocalypse Survival Class

 

Are you worried about the Zombie Apocalypse?

This may be the training you're looking for. Guns will run out of bullets, but even a broken sword or axe can still function as an effective anti-zombie weapon.

 

This is a four-hour course that will take the students through CQC (close-quarter combat) with pistols (we will be using airsoft weapons) and with melee weapons such as swords, machetes, and other weapons that one might not think of as zombie killing tools. If you have a favorite zombie-killing weapon of your own, bring it with you so you can work with your own tools and share your ideas with other students. (please do not bring any real firearms or ammunition).

 

Whether it is a zombie apocalypse, a biological epidemic, or some other kind of catastrophe, when the s**t hits the fan, some people will band together, and the best of humanity will come out. This will also cause the worst of humanity to come to the forefront with violence, looting, and chaos.

Will you be prepared? Join us for this class and prepare for the chaos of the breakdown of civilization.

 

And have a good time learning how to kill the zombies!

 

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

October 21st and 22nd: 51 1/2 Haunted House

Join us at Area 51 1/2 Haunted House where you can walk through the lab and see the scientist's latest experiments. We haven't had any experiments escape (we think) in the last few years. 

Most visitors will get out of the area with little to no lasting effects (we hope). 

Visit                     for more information on the Haunted House!

November 11th: 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

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November 12th: 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

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

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