SoCal Swordfight 2024 February 16-18, 2024 OC Fair & Event Center - Costa Mesa, CA
For Individual Tournament Registration
Full Event Registration Required
Competition from Around the World
Results Submitted to HEMA Ratings
Registration is Open!
Inventory on the way
As SoCal Swordfight has grown by leaps and bounds (350 competitors in 2023!) we have to be proactive in addressing both scalability for future growth, and the desire to keep the focus on it being about the community coming together.
To this end we have made a significant judging change for 2024.
Every competitor will be required to line judge for one pool in each tournament they have registered to compete in.
Experienced directors will be scheduled by the event for all pool matches. A full judging team will be scheduled by the event for all elimination matches.
For the eliminations all of the judging staff are organized/scheduled by the event.
Opting Out of Judging
Though we strongly encourage each participant to embrace this responsibility, we realize there will be some who simply do not want to judge. Choosing not to judge will incur a $25 fee, bringing the cost of individual tournament registration to $50 per tournament.
Please register each attendee individually when possible.
When Registering for SoCal Swordfight 2024, please be sure to choose the registration type that fits with the activities you are going to participate in at the event (See below for Details).
If you have selected Full Event Registration, you will be asked which tournaments you would like to participate in. Where applicable select the level that you want to compete at and press the "+add" button to place them in your cart for checkout.
You will have the opportunity to review your selection on the "Cart" page, if everything is correct, please select the "Check Out" button to proceed.
Next you will be asked to complete registration form for the person attending the event, name, contact info, club or school affiliation, and to sign the Release and Waiver of Liability Agreement.
If you are registering for a minor that you are a parent or legal guardian of, please fill out the registration with their name. The waiver will switch to asking for parental consent once you put in their date of birth.
Once you have completed the registration form and signed the waiver, press the "Submit" and "Checkout" buttons to proceed to the payment form.
Once you have paid for your registration, you will receive an email receipt as well as an additional email to access your tickets electronically.
Should you have any troubles through this process please do not hesitate to connect with us either through the chat button or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Taylor Memorial Longsword Tournament at SoCal Swordfight 2024
Longsword has traditionally been the premiere event in Historical European Martial Arts, and the Jason Taylor Memorial Open Steel Longsword Tournament will attract hundreds of competitors from across the country and around the world to compete at SoCal Swordfight 2024.
This tournament will be divided into separate tiers that are tailored to your specific skill and experience levels, in 2023 there were 5 tiers of competition, including competitors in the synthetic longsword tournament.
Secure your spot in the tournament - register today!
Competitors will be divided into tiers for these tournaments. Tiers will be based on tournament participation, HEMA Rating, known performance, and instructor recommendation. Tier placement will be announced, and available on HEMA Scorecard, as we move closer to the event.
You are required provide your own sword for this tournament. Your weapons will be inspected prior to use and must be either from the approved list or cleared before hand by the SoCal Swordfight team. SoCal Swordfight reserves the right to disallow any weapon without advanced notice based on inspection.
The Open Steel Longsword Tournament is an open door to progression. Whether you're a novice or seasoned, your journey is honored in our tiers. Don't just compete; challenge yourself, measure your progress, and create lasting connections. Join a vibrant community of enthusiasts who understand that in the journey lies the true victory.
The Open Steel Longsword Tournament at SoCal Swordfight is named in honor, love, and memory of Jason Taylor. Jason Taylor is one of the founding members of Kron Martial Arts, from which many of the the current Southern California HEMA Clubs and Schools have sprung. It is because of Jason's tireless efforts in learning, teaching and growing the Historical European Martial Arts Community that we are here today, and he is personally responsible for the initial training of the founding team for SoCal Swordfight.
As you prepare to participate in this year's Jason Taylor Memorial Open Steel Longsword Tournament, please take a moment to pause and remember the pioneer that he was, and the impact he has had on all of our HEMA journeys.