This is a true 'open'; all fighters and skill levels are welcome from beginners to veterans. Event details and expectations are outlined below:
Date: Saturday, June 10th, 2023Time: 11:00am registration/check-in, 12:00pm first pool (it ends when it ends, it is advised to have an open schedule for the day)Location: Mordhau Historical Combat (2909 S Dobson, Mesa, 85202)Cost: $10 for Mordhau Members, $20 for non-members (payment will be collected at the door upon check-in). Spectators are free to watch, but a $5 optional donation or donation of a case of water bottles would be appreciated, though certainly not required.
Requirements:- Minimum Rank 1 achieved for Mordhau members. No limitations on non-members from other schools, but we strongly recommend non-members to speak to their own instructors to determine if this is appropriate for them.- 16+ age. Minors who are 16+ but under 18 will need a waiver signed by a parent, and the parent must be present ringside for all of their fights.-Registration is required to participate, registration closes Friday, June 9th. Payment will be collected at the door. This is the registration form, please fill out the questions below. Cash, credit, debit, and paypal accepted.- Non-Mordhau competitors will need to have their own equipment that is suitable for steel weapons tournaments. Mordhau has limited loaner equipment available if needed, but priority is given to Mordhau members, and we cannot guarantee equipment availability. Please have your own kit.-Capacity: 30 competitors
Gear requirements:-mask in good condition (350N minimum), significantly damaged masks will be rejected.-mask overlay with sufficient coverage and protection.-rigid gorget.-gambeson in good condition (350N minimum, must have N rating visible on external label).-hard elbow protection, covers all three points of the elbow.-hard hand protection suitable for steel weapons (rigid plastic or steel).-rigid groin protection as anatomically necessary.-hard knee protection, must cover sides of knee.-*shin protection is required for this event*.-close-toed-shoes.-no skin can be showing (including calves, ankles, and wrists).-forearm is strongly recommended, and rigid chest protection is also strongly recommended for all competitors.
This is an event that is intended to foster growth and community within Arizona, and its purpose is to prepare folks for tournaments without the added pressure. We do not submit results to HEMA Ratings and we do not award high dollar value prizes. Medals will be awarded if we have 20+ competitors and healthy representation from 2 or more HEMA schools.
Because our goal is geared towards training and experience, this event is low intensity, low pressure, and we expect all competitors to conduct themselves in a manner that best reflects these intentions. Keep it friendly, keep it fun.
Not only is this event used to prepare fighters, but also to prepare staff for large events. Competitors are asked to be very patient and lenient with judges, as many of them are doing this for the first time ever and are using this experience to learn and prepare for judging at larger events.
Additional notes:-water and light snacks will be provided at no cost.-we encourage filming and videos, we only ask two things: let us know and tag us if you post it!-family and friends are most welcome, spectator donations are appreciated but not required.