Hosted by the cutting medalists of Mordhau Historical Combat & The Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship, Valley of the Sun Cutting Tournaments is gearing up to be the premier HEMA cutting tournament in the West. There will be two tiers for longsword cutting, and a single open tier for one-handed cutting. Workshops will be offered throughout the weekend by several top-tier cutting instructors. Workshops and instructors will be announced shortly.Event registion is $90.00USD and will cover entry, workshop access, and lunch for both days. HEMA Alliance membership discount to members in good standing can be applied. Request the discount code by contacting organizers or emailing [email protected] Each cutting tournament will be $40.00 USD. Advanced Longsword Cutting - Competitors must meet the following requirements to be eligible to compete in the advanced longsword cutting tournament. Competitiors must have competed in an advanced cutting tournament at a recognized HEMA event within the last 2 years, or have won an advanced tournament in the last 5 years. Competitors can also be eligible by organizer invitation or having won an open cutting tournament at a recognized HEMA cutting event in the last 2 years. All regsitrations will be subject to final approval from the organizers.
Open Longsword Cutting - Open to cutting competitors of all skill levels. No previous cutting tournament experience required, though we ask that competitors have cut with a sharp sword before the days of the competition. First time cutters will not be permitted for safety reasons. All regsitrations will be subject to final approval from the organizers.Single-hand Cutting Tournament - Arming sword only. Bring your own (must be organizer approved) or use the event loaner. Open to all levels of competitors who have competed in a HEMA cutting event in the last 2 years regardless of placement or tier. All regsitrations will be subject to final approval from the organizers.
Registration and tournaments cannot be refunded after December 13th, 2018Due to the small venue size, we can only admit a limited number of free spectators. Those wishing to bring friends and family should please contact the organizers at [email protected]
All questions can be sent to [email protected]
Sat Jan. 12 - 9:00 amtoSun Jan. 13 5:00 pm
451 E Juanita AveMesa AZ,US 85204