Last year I had the experience of a lifetime when I met, fought and learned how to go #BEASTMODE with the best of the best at CombatCon! What is Combat Con? It’s a venture unlike any other! It’s a place where the history of Western Martial Arts, European ancient fighting techniques and fantasy meet amongst top tier professional martial artists, stage & screen fighters, and fight enthusiasts from across the world! An attendee of Combat Con can be immersed and trained in any combative fighting system genre that they choose. Whether you are interested in attending panel discussions, demonstrations, or take instructor led classes that incorporate themes and time periods such as Steampunk, Syfy, Ancient Greece, gladiator, Medieval European techniques, etc., Combat Con has something for everyone!
This year some really cool things are planned for CombatCon 2015! The Armored Combat League will be there all weekend doing demos and holding panel discussions! These athletes wear 60-80 lbs. of armor & face opponents with deadly weapons made of steel with one goal in mind, incapacitate their opponent with punches, kicks, throws, axes and swords until someone is on the ground! Well-known stunt performers are attending such as Maya Santandrea who has worked on the Walking Dead & the Hunger Games! As well as fresh off the set, Kyle Rowling Assistant Stunt Coordinator of DaVinci’s Demons and is also known for Star Wars II & III and Wanted with Angelina Jolie. For Martial Arts there are almost 40 instructors from 8 countries teaching nearly 100 classes over the course of 3 days. There are 8 different HEMA tournaments happening all weekend long culminating in a live stream of the finals for each event on Sunday!
I’m also pleased to announce that the amazing Iron Shield Arms LLC., whom I had the opportunity to take classes with at CombatCon 2014, will be returning! Iron Shield Arms LLC is led by John Maclay, Steven Huff and assisted by Hunter C. Smith. They are a Los Angeles based training facility offering “Action-Centric” film & live event production, Western Martial Arts, & fight choreography studio that will be leading classes and demos this year! I’ve also heard that Maestro Paul Macdonald a master of European Martial Arts, Black Belt Magazine Hall of Famer the Legendary Hock Hochheim, The King of Fling; Jack Dagger, Scott Brown founder of Schwert am Schwert, and Ancient European expert; Steaphen Fick, founder of Davenriche European Martial Artes, and demonstrations by one of the world’s foremost British Pugilism experts; Tim Ruzicki will all be returning this year as well! Need I say more?! Registration is still open! You don’t want to miss CombatCon 2015!
ATTENTION Attendees! Be sure to share your CombatCon experiences with My Media Muse’s official correspondent Chris Borden! He will be capturing all of CombatCon 2015 highlights! Be sure to say hi, share any highlights/experiences, and capture some selfies with Chris! #Hashtag and share your selfies with us on Facebook , Instagram, & twitter #MyMediaMuse #ChrisBorden #CombatCon2015! See you there!
Highlights of CombatCon 2014 by My Media Muse Correspondent Tricia Nangkal!
Tricia is a television & new media Producer-Director-Host! During her spare time, Tricia a.k.a Twish Honey is an avid race-car enthusiast & can be found on various charity event rallies across the nation! To catch her latest pics follow her on Instagram @TwishHoney