Adrian Paul and The Sword Experience will be at SoCal Swordfight 2023, February 17 & 18, 2023 at the OC Fair & Event Center - Costa Mesa, California.

The Sword Experience - Spectator Pass

Regular price$55.00
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  • Access to SoCal Swordfight
  • Photo Opportunities with Adrian
  • Instruction by Adrian Paul
  • Registration is Open
  • Inventory on the way
Day & Time

These are the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for all Sword Experience events to be followed until the foreseeable future.

  • Social Distancing – There will be no touching, handshaking, high fives, (or spooning), or any other type of physical contact between people during the event.
  • All attendees will maintain at least 3ft from each other.
  • Bokkens will be wiped down with anti-bacterial wipes prior to use. After each break, it is the attendees responsibility to wipe the bokken with anti-bacterial wipes prior to continuing. Wipes will be supplied or, BYO.
  • Attendees temperature will be taken prior to the event. Promise, it will be painless.
  • Any participant showing signs of coughing or fever, will not be admitted to the event.
  • Attendees must bring their own pen/marker to mark supplied bottled water, OR must bring their own water, which cannot be shared with others. OR
  • Individual photos with Adrian will be adjusted so that there is no physical contact. But we’ll keep them fun like the example below. This is the time for you to be creative.
  • No items can be shared (towels, water bottles, bags, underwear, etc.) The norm.
  • All chairs for spectators will be apart, at least 3ft to “as far as you like it”. Have fun and be Diligent.

Adrian Paul's Sword Experience at SoCal Swordfight 2023 is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for attendees to learn from and train with one of the most well-known sword fighters in the industry. Adrian Paul, star of the hit TV series "Highlander," will lead a series of workshops and training sessions at the event, sharing his expertise and experience in sword fighting.

During the Sword Experience, attendees will have the chance to participate in hands-on training sessions with Adrian, learning a variety of sword fighting techniques and styles. The experience will also include Q&A sessions with Adrian, where attendees can ask questions and gain insight into his career and life as a sword fighter.

In addition to the training sessions, attendees of Adrian Paul's Sword Experience will also have access to exclusive social events and photo opportunities with Adrian. This is a unique opportunity to not only improve your sword fighting skills, but also to meet and interact with a Hollywood star and martial arts expert.

The Sword Experience is suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners to seasoned sword fighters.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to train with Adrian Paul and take your sword fighting skills to the next level.

Sword Experience Options

Elite Event 1

In the first hour learn 6 of the SXP attack and defense position along with the importance of three of the six aspects of a well filmed sword fight. Character, Awareness and Conversation. These ingredients not only make you look good but also keep you and your partners safe.

Hour 2 – Put the 6 SXP Attack and defense positions into a choreographed fight employing the "Character, Awareness and Conversation" aspects previously worked on. Then be prepared to be filmed at the end of the event to see the fruits of you labor.

Elite Event 2

In the first hour learn 6 of the SXP attack and defense positions along with the importance of Targeting, Measure and Timing in a filmed sword fight. Ways to add to choreography making the sword conversation integral to the story, while keeping your partners safe.

Hour 2 – Work with a partner, utilizing the 6 SXP Attack and defense positions in a short choreographed fight, while employing the "Targeting, Measure and Timing "aspects to give your interpretation its own unique flair. Then put it all on film at the end of the event.

Academy Event

The Academy work shop focuses on sword basics. Balance, footwork and correct targeting while learning 6 of the Sword Experience attack and defense numbers. You'll work on

Targeting games; Balance Tests; Distance and timing challenges; Evasion techniques for Film fights; and perception in Martial Art forms where you have to visualize your opponent and set intentions to your movements. All of which are tools not only for successful execution of moves for sword work and martial arts, but also to sell a good sword fight on film.

Spectator Pass

Allows you to sit in and watch all the techniques, challenges and tests laid out in our programs during the day. Questions can be asked at the end of the session, however, no photos or videos are allowed during the event.


Your Sword Experience Registration includes a spectator addmission to SoCal Swordfight 2023.
This pass will allow you entry into SoCal Swordfight 2023 where you can feel free to browse the vendor hall, view demonstations, watch the tournaments, and visit any historical showcases that may be on display.

The Instructor
Adrian Paul

Many call Adrian Paul a sword expert, based on his lead role as Duncan Macleod in the action series Highlander. The show spanned 6 seasons, 117 episodes and ran in over 90 countries worldwide. with Adrian performing hundreds of action and sword fights during that time. But Adrian knows it takes many years to become a swordmaster and dismisses this title saying we all have “sword experts” inside us, if are willing to work hard to achieve it.



I teach aikido and It was nice to see everyone working in synchronicity, mindfulness, & stillness. one of the most exciting, inspiring, thrilling, motivating events in my life!Stunning locations,unique mixture of sports, creativity, fun and special take-aways imbedded in a familiar atmosphere, formed by Adrians personality, his high soft-skills, patience,creativity, expertise and experience. Thanx to Adrian, Alex & the SXP team! 

Bryan Kendrick

I was particularly impressed by the sheer volume of time that was spent with the group as a whole, and the ability to take a group or varied skill levels through the entire exercise. It was definitely worth it, and I look forward to participating again. This is a unique opportunity and truly an experience.The hands on, one-on-one instruction you receive from both Adrian and his assistant instructors is top notch, and personalized to the individual at any skill level. I and others that have attended have taken Adrian's philosophies and teachings and applied them to daily life. Truly inspiring. 

Gary Slaughter

This was the most fun I had had in a very long time and a fantastic concept! Being a martial artist, this was right up my street. No experience required but it helps! Anyone can enjoy this event, come away with a beautiful experience and potentially a new hobby? It's loads of fun as long you don't poke Adrian in the eye or take his head! SXP offers multiple dimensions of training and enrichment from the martial arts to the cinematic arts. 

Miranda Daniele

It exceeded my expectations, and I went in with high expectations. Calling it a Experience is exactly what it was. This isn’t a panel at a Con, a seminar,on swords and choreography, or a meet in greet.It was a Experience where you actually learn and perform skills, that you can build on if you choose to. Awesome fun! The Sword Experience is just that an experience, something beyond just meeting my favorite actor.

Lydia Keller
SoCal Swordfight 2023
OC Fair & Event Center

88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, California, 92626

SoCal Swordfight 2023, will occupy the Costa Mesa Building and Santa Ana Pavilion (50,350 Square Feet of Space) at the OC Fair & Event Center – Costa Mesa, California

February 17 - 19, 2023