HEMA's First Dedicated Cutting Event

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 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 in North America.


Workshop schedules will be made available in the coming weeks. 


Registration is open! Click here or follow the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/valley-of-the-sun-cutting-tournaments-tickets-50618079037


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 mordhauhema@gmail.com 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. Competitors 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 registrations will be subject to final approval from the organizers.


Open Longsword Cutting - This is 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 (pending organizer approval) 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. Beginner or first time cutters will be allowed entry if slots still remain after December 10th, 2018.  All registrations will be subject to final approval from the organizers.


Registration and tournaments cannot be refunded after December 13th, 2018


Due 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 mordhauhema@gmail.com 

All questions can be sent to mordhauhema@gmail.com

Quick Details

When: January 12th + 13th, 2019

Where: 451 E Juanita Ave, Mesa, AZ

Tournaments: 

  • Advanced Longsword Cutting
  •  Open Longsword Cutting
  • Open Single-handed Cutting (arming sword)

Workshop Instructors:

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