The goal for all our Crossroads events is to present experiences (and awards) that support personal growth of fighters as well as the growth of our local, regional, and national HEMA community. As part of the prizes, CSA will pay the winner’s registration fees for their next ORVL tournament event!

Our first Women’s Longsword tournament on Saturday February 19th was a great success – congratulations to all the fighters!

Join us on Saturday and Sunday September 17th and 18th for our Crossroads 2022 event where we will host tournaments in Women’s Longsword, Open Longsword, and Open Steel Sabre.

Registration is a flat fee of $65 and you can sign up for as many tournaments as you like (and are appropriate). Our Open Sabre event on Sunday will end by 3:00pm ET so folks can travel back home.

Good luck to all our competitors!

Register Here!

Our tournaments will follow this general structure – please click here for detailed rules and requirements.

  • The event will be structured with Pools and Elims, where all fighters will advance to eliminations
  • 18’x18′ rings
  • 3min continuous fight clock
  • Head and torso strikes award 2 points
  • Arm or leg strikes award 1 point
  • Disarms award 2 points
  • Valid in-tempo after-blow strikes awarded based on point difference
  • For Longsword, any awarded strikes made with only one hand on the weapon will only be 1 point
  • First fighter to 7 points or time expiration
  • Strikes must of be good quality to be awarded 
  • Excessive force is not allowed and insufficient contact will not be awarded
  • Punches, Kicks, Take-Downs, Set-Ups, Throws, and Ground Fighting are NOT allowed

We would like to say THANK YOU to all our current event sponsors! If you would like to be a sponsor, please send us an email.