Over 200 Hours of Classes for all skill levels!

Our international corps of master instructors offer nearly 125 classes throughout the event. Don’t worry if you have never picked up a weapon before, there is a class for you! Below are just some of our classes. We hope you will leave CombatCon tired, probably a little sore, and completely stuffed full of knowledge that you didn’t have three days earlier.

Martial Arts

  • Rapier and Dagger
  • Italian Longsword
  • Knife Throwing
  • Bare Knuckle Pugilism
  • Bowie Knife and Tomahawk Fighting
  • Bullwhip
  • Shield and Spear

Stage and Stunt Combat

  • Introduction to Stage Swordplay
  • Fitness in the Stunt Business
  • One Take Fight Scenes
  • Stunt Rolling and Falling

Personal Protection

  • The Art of Accord: When Fighting Just Won’t Work
  • Women and Personal Protection
  • The Flashlight for Personal Protection
  • Personal Violence: Self-Defense and the Law

Tactical Combat

  • The Modern Special Operations Tomahawk
  • Elite Hand to Hand Combatives
  • Weaver and The Gunfighter: Rifle and Handgun
  • Algorithm for a Gunfight: Scenario-Based Dry Fire Training

Panels and Presentations

Learning at CombatCon goes well beyond physical classes.  We also offer a multitude of panels, presentations, and academic classes covering all aspects of combat in popular culture.  Some of the topics include:

  • What it takes to work in the stunt industry in Hollywood
  • How to write a believable fight
  • Mastery of Horse and Steel: Fighting from Horseback
  • Designing costumes for warriors
  • Bartitsu: The long lost art of Sherlock Holmes himself
  • Sword and knife making
  • The future of HEMA
  • Women in Combat: Women martial artists and stunt professionals

Writer’s Track

Our 5th annual Writers Track Features academic classes, panels and presentations, hands-on martial arts classes, where authors (and anyone curious to learn) can handle real weapons and armor, talk with practicing martial artists, and watch their fights turned into reality by professional stage and stunt fighters.