|Posted: Tue 07 Jul, 2009 9:41 am Post subject: Four hour Sword and Shield Class in Santa Clara, CA
Hello my friends,
I wanted to send out the reminder that on Sunday, July 12 we will be having a sword and shiled class at Davenriche European Martial Artes School in Santa Clara.
This class will focus on the use of the shield as a defensive and offensive weapon in the fight. We will learn how to use the sword in conjunction with the shield and we will study ways to use the shield that are not going to tire out the arm, as much, so that we can maintain the fight.
The type of shield that we will be using is the target/targe or round shield, or the small kite shield. We will not be using the large shields, as that is an earlier style. If you don't have a shield, you can make one out of a piece of plywood that has a 20 inch diameter. I will have a limited number of loaner shields on site, but if you have one, please bring it to the class.
Also, I was contacted by a freelance writer for the book Knives 2010. They would like to write an article about the class and the students that study western martial arts.
This is the large book that you see at the book store that comes out annually and has the articles of the knife makers and the trends in the knife world. The way they describe it is: Classic and contemporary hand-crafted cutlery is showcased in this bold knife book. Review it for inspiration, and read it for market trend reports, industry news and contact information for custom makers from around the world.
I hope you can join us and talk with the writer, and we will have a good time studying the sword and shield.
Equipment to bring;
• your single handed sword,
• If you don't have a single handed sword, you can use a 3/4 in dowel that is 36 inches long. This will represent the sword.
WHERE: 650 Nuttman Street, #108 Santa Clara, CA 95054
WHEN: July 12, 9:30am - 2:30pm
Davenriche European Martial Artes School (DEMAS)
650 Nuttman Street, #108
Santa Clara, CA 95054