CombatCon is the world's preeminent convention dedicated to the martial arts of Europe and the Americas. We are a unique educational event that combines martial arts training, panels and presentations, tournaments, a vendor and exhibitor hall, and dozens of fun, community-centered activities. Our focus is on Western Marital Arts (WMA), which includes Historic European Martial Arts (HEMA), Traditional European Martial Arts, stage and film combat, stunt work, combat sports (such a boxing and wrestling), and modern Western-based close-quarters defense/personal protection. We also showcase fantasy arts derived from WMA, such as The Saber Legion with energy sabers, and Steampunk combat. Of course, we also welcome non-Western martial artists because the mixture of regions and styles helps everyone learn and grow. CombatCon is also for filmmakers, authors, artists, cosplayers, academics, historians, and anyone who finds martial arts to be exhilarating and captivating. Our goal is to educate, to compete, to have fun, and to come away with a greater appreciation for Western Martial Arts, for each other, and for ourselves. This is why our motto is "Discere, Pugnare, Ludere," or "Learning, Fighting, Playing." There's no other convention like this on the planet, and you simply can't afford to miss it. Join us at CombatCon.