Learn more about where CombatCon came from, and the team behind one of the largest HEMA/WMA events in the world.
COMMUNITY DRIVEN, PROFESSIONALLY FUELED
LEARN TO FIGHT. FIGHT TO LEARN. HAVE FUN DOING IT.
Since our inception in 2011, CombatCon has become one of the premiere fight gatherings in the U.S. thanks to tremendous efforts from a volunteer community of martial artists from around the world.
Instructors, organizers, staff, and attendees come from diverse martial and cultural backgrounds including historical fencing, Western Martial Arts (WMA), Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), traditional Asian martial arts, stunt and film performance, stage combat, self-defense, and military training.
The next page of the CombatCon story is yet to be written – and we hope more than anything that you’ll be a part of it.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AT COMBATCON?
Over 200 hours of classes and instruction! Internationally-renowned instructors in stage and screen combat, Eastern and Western martial arts, fencing, exotic weapons, physical acting, and more come together to share their skills, methods, and industry expertise with hundreds of students from around the world.
With 15+ different tournaments to spectate or participate in! From historical sword fighting to fencing from a galaxy far, far away, CombatCon offers top-tier tournament experiences to both participants and spectators. High-level competition means tons of growth potential for tournament entrants, and a great show for everyone who gets to watch.
All situated alongside a four-day-long celebration of geek culture! From Nerf wars and kilted bar-hopping to cosplay contests and our famous Time Traveler’s Ball on Saturday night, CombatCon is full of fun beyond the fighting all weekend long. Combining the passionate geekery of a comic-con style event with the dedicated application of martial arts and combat performance means a unique, one-of-a-kind event found nowhere else on Earth.
All in the heart of the Las Vegas at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino, situated right on the famous Las Vegas strip!