Combat Con 2022 is Coming to Las Vegas. Are You Ready?

If you've never heard of CombatCon before, you've been missing out. If you've heard about it, but thought it was just some LARPing convention, you've been misinformed. 

CombatCon is a celebration of Combat, Western Martial Arts, and various other methods and disciplines of fighting and their real-world applications.

Writer, Fighter, Stunt Actor, Filmmaker, Weapon Enthusiast, Fan of various time periods in history, etc... there is something for everyone. 

During the convention weekend (July 21-24 2022), held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, attendees will have the opportunity to try out a variety of fighting styles taught by masters of the craft. There is over 200 Hours of classes you can take throughout the event. You'll feel like a kid in a candy store with the seemingly endless classes to try out. 

Having the ability to experiment with different fighting styles and weapons all weekend long. Um, yes please! 

Long sword Yoga anyone? How about knife throwing? Maybe a little Tai Chi after lunch? Disarming? Bull Whip? Tomahawk? Light saber League? How about reenacting the scene from office space and taking out all that stress and aggression on some office equipment... with a battle axe!

Never picked up a weapon or taken a self-defense class before? 
You're not alone. That's the beauty of this convention, they have classes for all skill levels. You have the opportunity to try different styles and disciplines out to see what works for you. And on top of that, you'll be learning real skills that could help you defend yourself if it ever came down to that.

And best of all, it is in Las Vegas. You can learn how to fight during the day and still have evenings free to go out and paint the town red! No compromises necessary.

Not really into fighting but you love to watch people swing swords at each other? 
The HEMA and TSL tournaments go on all weekend. There will be plenty to see. 

But I'm a writer, not a fighter. What can Combat Con do for me?
Glad you asked. We have a specially tailored intensive program aimed at writers. Learn the craft, work with martial arts masters to understand the mechanics of a fight, and see your scene take shape as it is acted out right before your eyes. We call that our Writing for Fighting Intensive

What about actors? Isn't there a difference between real fighting and stage fighting? 
Combat Con has you covered there too. We have a program just for the actors out there who want to improve their physical performance and learn special skills to really make their scenes pop. 

Filmmakers, we didn't forget about you. 
Learn the skills you need to get the best shots when filming those action scenes with our Filmmaking Intensive. 

Okay, but can I really learn certifiable skills at this convention? 
Yep! Our McLemore Intensive will put you through the paces with tomahawk, bowie knife, and tactical knife and teach you close quarters combat skills to earn the first level of certification. We've even got an extension Master Class available for those who want to take it to the next level. 

How about I show you a little taste of some classes Combat Con has on offer for 2022. (This is only a partial list)


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