xKDF Network is proud to host Longpoint, North America's premier competitive event for Historical European Martial Arts.

July 6th - 9th at the Hilton Baltimore in the Inner Harbor

Registration will open in the fourth quarter of this year.

 

Encompassing Events

We have always prided ourselves on being willing to attempt new things; risking our success to build on it. Longpoint introduced to North America high-quality cutting events, the concept of the Triathlon, and an event that promotes knowledge of our source material. In 2015, we introduced an armored tournament, the Passage At Arms. We continue to refine our tournament rules based on the feedback of participants every year.

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Top-Rate Classes

Longpoint offers a respectable list of classes taught by both recognized and upcoming instructors. The goal of these classes is to attempt to send martial artists home with new approaches to training and concepts to better their groups. All are worthwhile and have been selected to compliment the year. Some instructors have multiple slots to accommodate scheduling conflicts for attendees.

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A Beautiful Setting

Our venue offers something that is fairly unique to North American events in that we sleep and train in the same building. This may seem trivial, but the ability to train late into the night, hang out with friends right before passing out, and the lack of worry about transporting gear means that our attendees spend more time enjoying themselves than trying to find a ride.

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One of the things I’ve always admired about Longpoint was its willingness to say exactly what it is: It’s a HEMA inspired game, not a simulation of real combat. But it’s a game that hopefully gets people to start training with a focus on using techniques that go beyond sword-tag. And it’s an event that manages to get better and better by leaps and bounds every single year.
— Bill Grandy, Virginia Academy of Fencing
I had such a blast I don’t where to begin but lets start with organization. WOW GUYS!! You set the bar once again.
— Sam Street, Schwert am Schwert
I’m not going to write a huge LP review, because no matter how I tried I couldn’t do it justice. If you were there, you understand. If not, LP 2015 will be even better (though not as good as 2016, I hear that one will be off the hook ).
— Michael Chidester, Wiktenauer
These guys are just so much bigger than me. Some of them hit so hard I literally could not stay on my feet, and I was grinning ear to ear the entire time. I love fighting with a longsword. My shoulders right now are killing me. And this pinky finger? It’s a purple color. And it hurts! It’s throbbing right now. I’m holding a can of hard cider, keeping ice on it. God, it hurts so bad. And yet, I am so excited for next year. I must be crazy.
— Kristin Brumley, Broken Plow