Fact Sheet

Name: Davenriche European Martial Arts School
Location: San Jose, CA, USA 
Established: July 1999
Website: www.swordfightingschool.com
Period: Early Period: XIV and XV Century
Middle Period: XVI Century
Late Period: XVII and XVIII Century
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San Martin, CA, USA 
Description: The Davenriche European Martial Arts School or DEMAS teaches the unarmoured techniques as illustrated by the old masters, including longsword, rapier/dagger, & side sword. The period of focus ranges from the 15th through to the 17th centuries. DEMAS teaches the techniques illustrated and documented by the old masters in their historical fighting treatises including: Footwork, avoidance, and the ability to use timing and distance to exploit and enhance the sword's inherent cutting and thrusting capabilities are critical to being a good swordsman. These skills, and techniques for grappling, wrestling, kicking, throwing, and disarming of the opponent, are taught in a progressive manner. The difference between English, Italian and Spanish schools of rapier play is also displayed.

DEMAS was founded by Steaphen Fick in 1999 and is one of the very few schools that provides training to children. Steaphen studied and trained for a 1/2 year under Maestro Paul MacDonald in 1998 in Edinburgh, Scotland, as well as trained under Maestro's Martinez, NYC and Lupo-Sinclair in Italy.

, rapier & longsword  
, pugilism  
Contact Information: snailMail:
Steaphen Fick
c/o Davenriche European Martrial Arts School
16765 Ponderosa Ct.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 USA

Tel: +1 408 857 0120
Fax: +1 408 776-8188


Affiliated since: December 03, 2001 / Updated: April 24, 2010