Longpoint South 2017

This event will feature coverage on ESPN 3, including internationally televised Open Steel Longsword finals for first and second place.  Watch last year's final match between Jake Norwood and Lee Smith.

Longpoint South 2017

International Martial Arts Festival

October 27-29 ESPN

Wide World of Sports Complex

Walt Disney World Resort ® 

Orlando, Florida

Join us for the 2nd Longpoint South Historical European Martial Arts Tournament at Walt Disney World Resort's ®  ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex  in Orlando, Florida, October 29-29, 2017.



Longpoint South with feature the following events: 

  • Open Steel Longsword 
  • Longsword Target Cutting
  • Ringen
  • Longpoint South Triathalon (combines scores from all three events)


Open Steel Longsword and Ringen will use Longpoint 2017 rules.  For more information about the rules and format for these events, visit fightlongpoint.com.

All fighters are requested to be familiar with the rules and be prepared to staff at least one pool.  


Register at www.internationalmartialartsfestival.com/registration and select "Longpoint South HEMA Tournament"

Price for the tournament is:

  • One event: $90
  • Two events: $110
  • Three events: $120; and
  • An additional $25 tatami fee will be charged for the cutting competition.  

All registration is handled through IMAF.  Longpoint South is part of a much larger international martial arts tournament and festival. We don't control the prices.

Participants may also sign up for other open tournaments outside of Longpoint South at the rates listed on the IMAF website.

No refunds will be given.  Registration is non-transferable.

Spectator Passes

All non-competitors will need to purchase admission into the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to watch their athletes compete.

Prices for spectator passes are:

  • Friday: $27;
  • Saturday: $33; and
  • Both days: $53

Volunteers receive free admission to the event.  **hint hint**


Those interested in volunteering may contact Dayna Rowden at .  No reduction in registration is available for volunteers, only free admission and gratitude.

Lodging, Transportation, and Disney Park Tickets

IMAF participants and spectators can take advantage of specially priced Walt Disney World ® hotel and Theme Park ticket packages, offered exclusively through Disney Sports Travel. 

The Disney Pop Century Resort is the event hotel.  Rooms will cost $115/night for a four-person room.  IMAF has special pricing for Disney tickets, and we have scheduled a special HEMA fun day at the Disney Parks on Sunday (details to follow).

The event has a package deal for two nights at the event hotel plus one two-day park ticket starting at $250.  Additional two-day tickets start at $174.

Disney offers complimentary transportation within the resort.  Additionally, Disney Hotels include transportation to and from Orlando International Airport and your Disney Resort.  

Purchasing Disney park tickets is not required for participation in the tournament.

Non-Competitive Events

Longpoint South is a fun event that mixes serious competition with the "magic" of Walt Disney World.  We learned a lot of lessons from our first year, and the Longpoint South team is busy planning some fun events for the weekend to make our second year even better.  We are planning events like a meet-and-greet happy hour and early check-in, optional dinners, and a HEMA fun day at the parks.  

Visit the Longpoint South 2017 Event Page on Facebook to participate in the discussion and learn more about the events.

"Saving" Money at Longpoint South

We understand than HEMA can be an expensive hobby, and that includes events. Longpoint South is no exception.   

Because an outside organization hosts the event, many aspects are outside of our control.  We have learned a few lessons to help you "save" some money at the event.  

Visit the Longpoint South 2017 Event Page on Facebook to learn some money saving tricks.

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We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!