Combat Con

Hmmm, where to begin?

Ok, I’ll start with the 40 hour drive across the US. I can’t say I was too fond of this but to be honest for all of the discomfort and time spent, it was worth it. Seriously, if you missed this event you need to kick yourself in the ass and start putting money in your piggy bank for next years event and the official word is that will indeed be a Combat Con II.

Travel was a problem but the hotel was really cheap and the food was as well. The event itself was even affordable so if you can get there next year, do it!

I had a pretty busy teaching and demo schedule this year so I was only able to take one class….Messer and Dussack taught by Lee Smith and Paul Macdonald. This was the first class of the entire event and anyone who has done this knows about hte strain it puts on your legs if you are not used to it…I wasn’t so my legs were sore all weekend but it was a small price to pay for some top notch instruction in a fun weapon system.

I won’t go into my classes other than to say they were well attended and it looked like the people enjoyed them. I think Is aw more smiles this weekend than at any other past event I have either taught at or attended.

Had a chance to catch up with many friends that i only get to see once or twice a year, had a chance to finally meet people who have interacted with for years on line and met a ton of new people including the Cold Steel demo crew who did a few excellent demos over the weekend.

As you can imagine, Vegas offered night time activities that were far and above what we usually have at these large events. More hilarity than can be covered in this brief note ensued and many a legend were born.

Unfortunately then came the 40 hour ride home which was a little less than 40 hours due to an alternate route missing much of the Rockies. Next year I think the Train might be the way to go only $200 to LV from Cleveland.

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And take a look at what you missed and get ready for next year.


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