Davenriche European Martial Arts School

Davenriche European Martial Arts School

5.0 (4)
3 employees
22 years in business

About this pro

We offer Italian and English Martial arts.

We have three tracts available.

Medieval martial arts 

Renaissance martial arts 

Modern martial arts 

I enjoy introducing and teaching people to the European Heritage of martial arts.

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Santa Clara, CA 95054
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4 Reviews


  • Niko Panagopoulos

    My experience was that Steaphen was patient, warm, and supportive during my instruction. I would highly recommend his tutelage to learner of any age interested in learning European martial arts!

  • Greg Ford

    Sidesword and buckler seminar in NZ. Really enjoyed the lesson! Steaphen has a fantastic report with students, is very knowledgeable, and even sparred with me at the endbofbthe day! I respect this a great deal, too few maestros are willing to spar with the students. I would not hesitate to recommend Steaphen Fick as an instructor, and hope he'll make his way to Aotearoa again!

  • Michael Quan

    Steaphen does a great job teaching. He takes the time to teach the topic at hand in a clear and concise manner. And goes over the mateial until you understand it.

  • Mark Gelineau

    Currently a student of Steaphen's and the experience has been and continues to be incredible. It is a rare gift when someone shares their passion and expertise as effectively and genuinely as he does. Take a lesson from him. I assure you, you will not be disappointed.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Our curriculum is set up so that we can personalized every lesson for each student.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I begin training with the longsword and other European weapons in 1989. I competed in tournaments for 25 yearso, and begin teaching in 2000.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons are set up by the hours attended per week. This allows you to work your training schedule into your life schedule. You can come to training when it is most convenient for you.

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching when one of my wife's friends asked me to teach her twelve-year-old boy sword fighting. He is now and instructor in Los Angeles and inducted into the martial arts hall of fame twice.

What types of students have you worked with?

We work with children and adults. We have worked with high school students, college students, doctors, real estate professionals, lawyers and IT professionals.  we have worked with such a variety of people that our  school community is very diverse.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure the instructor you choose has a practical experience as well as experience working with historic manuscript. This gives the instructor, and yourself, a better understanding of the European martial arts.