Steaphen Fick

is creating Historic European Martial Arts (HEMA)

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About Steaphen Fick

I started my study of HEMA in 1989 touring California competing in fully armoured tournaments with steel swords. I started Davenriche European Martial Artes School in July of 2000, and have been teaching full time since 2002. I started competing in tournaments in 1989 and retired from tournaments in 2013. My retirement tournament was in Amsterdam, NL. In 2009 I released my first book, The Beginner's Guide to the Longsword, published by Black Belt Books. This was the first HEMA book they had ever published, and the 1st weapons dedicated book they published in over a decade. 

In 30 years of study and 20 years of teaching, I've competed in tournaments and taught on 3 different continents and worked with 1000s of students. I train people in the use of the Italian Longsword, Rapier, Side Sword, Dagger and unarmed fighting. I also have instructors that work with me and I'll have them teach their specialty in a video once in a while.

On this channel, we will be posting videos from private lessons as well as group lessons with different weapons styles, but all of the styles will have universal principles and concepts.

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