At the OC Fair & Event Center – Costa Mesa, California

FEBRUARY 17-19, 2023


SoCal Swordfight has grown into one of the premiere Historical European Martial Arts events in the United States. We attract many top instructors, competitors, and practitioners from around the world due to our atmosphere location, and robust line-up of tournaments, courses, panels, and lectures on a variety of historical and contemporary martial arts and self-defense tactics.

2023 is also going to be the 10th year of SoCal Swordfight, and we intend to make it an epic experience for each and everyone of you. From an expanded tournament line-up to additional course types, from a brand new location to more vendor options, SoCal Swordfight 2023 will be the 3 days of HEMA (and beyond) that you do not want to miss!

Instructors at SoCal Swordfight 2023

Steaphen Fick

Davenriche European Martial Artes School
San Jose, California
Unites States of America

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Apache Knive Combat
Orange County, California
United States of America


Rashelle DeBolt

Noble Science Academy
Reno, Nevada
United States of America

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Michael Tucker

Tuathair Academy of Swordsmanship
Indianapolis, Indiana
United States of America

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Brittany Saint Leafy

Mordhau Historical Combat
Mesa, Arizona
United States of America

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Robert Childs

Black Tigers
United States of America

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Julian Schuetze

The Historical Combat Collective
Vancouver, British Columbia

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Kat Dunham

Ars Gladii
Garden City, Michigan
United States of America

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Kyle Griswold

Mordhau Historical Combat
Mesa, Arizona
United States of America

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Sponsors - SoCal Swordfight 2023


SoCal Swords is a dedicated HEMA school and shop in Orange County, CA, offering competitive prices on the highest quality HEMA equipment available.


Every Albion Product is etched with The Albion Mark. This is the signature of Albion quality and commitment that has been poored in to each of the amazing swords and weapons they produce.


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Black Fencer

Black Fencer is one of the premier providers of synthetic and steel sparring equipment for Historical European Martial Arts, and a perenial sponsor of SoCal Swordfight.

Grommet's Leathercraft

Grommet’s Leathercraft was born from the cutlery, martial arts, and reenactment communities. We’ve been crafting extremely high quality leather goods since 2006.

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Ox & Plow

Where contemporary design meets historical fencing. The philosophy is simple at Ox and Plow. Make cool HEMA stuff, make it nice, make it affordable.

Apache Knife Combat

Robert Redfeather established the Apache Knife Combat Fighting System in 1973. Apache Knife is One of the Oldest Traditional Native American Arts. ​

Salt Lake Open

Salt Lake Open is a regional Tournament to promote HEMA scholarship, sportsmanship, inclusivity, and community through competitions, classes, and more.

Myles Cupp History & Fencing

Myles is a History and Fencing enthusiast who is not only an integral part of the team here at SoCal Swordfight but is also sponsoring this year's event. be sure to connect with Myles on Facebook.

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SoCal Swordfight 2023 at the
OC Fair & Event Center

88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

SoCal Swordfight 2023, will occupy the Costa Mesa Building and Santa Ana Pavilion at the OC Fair & Event Center – Costa Mesa, California

February 17 - 19, 2023