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Lightsabre classes for Star Wars fans

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A group of San Francisco Star Wars fans have created a combat choreography class for Jedis-in-training with their weapon of choice - the lightsabre.

At a recent class, Alain Bloch, the self-proclaimed Jedi Master at Golden Gate Knights, demonstrated a slicing technique.

Donning a Luke Skywalker outfit and a green lightsabre, Mr Bloch, who has a background in martial arts and stage combat, said: "Always be mindful of the presence!"

http://news.sky.com/...-training-class

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Nerds.

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Nerds.

Yeah, nerds.

Where do I sign up? :w00t:

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I already lost an arm to a lightsabre, I really don't think this is a good idea...

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Well, you shouldn't have pulled that blaster. You just had it coming, tough guy! :w00t:

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I love that the best picture this website could find is a bunch of squirrels fighting with light sabers, that should really help with selling he validity of this class!

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Well, you shouldn't have pulled that blaster. You just had it coming, tough guy! :w00t:

Well I didn't like him... ;)

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Well I didn't like him... ;)

Pehaps, but that little one wasn't worth the effort.

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First lesson:

It's just like sword fighting, except you have to make 'vroom' 'foosh' 'pzzkt' sound effects.

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Pehaps, but that little one wasn't worth the effort.

In hindsight I think you are right...

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when are we gonna get dark side lessons?

force choking-

it's the future!

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The past really, a long time ago...

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The past really, a long time ago...

.

oh, bugger!!

why is it always the past? everything interesting ALWAYS happens in the past, rickets, pyramid-building aliens, laudanum, and I always miss it!

*sob*

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First lesson:

It's just like sword fighting, except you have to make 'vroom' 'foosh' 'pzzkt' sound effects.

Well, being a bit of a Star Wars nerd, I've got a couple of MR (Master Replica) Lightsabers, and these make the vroom, foosh, pzzkt sounds already built in (the blade and handle sense movement and resistance). And being an ultra-uber Star Wars nerd, I've got a couple more MR Lightsabers that have been modified to use a tube of optic-fibers to light the blade rather than the normal LED lights found in the blade of the normal MR, which means I can (and have) been involved in several full-contact saber duels with full light and sound-effects (one time at a sci-fi convention, with too much energy and alcohol at the end of the day I got a poke in the eye and was dubbed the nickname "Patch" for having to wear an eye-patch, and since we weren't exactly medics at the hotel I was staying at, I used someone else's cosplay costume, and it had a skull-and-crossbones covering it).

:ph34r:

So yeah, sign me up for this class, it'd be fun :w00t:

Edited by Paranoid Android
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They Teach Klingon, So You Knew It Was Coming.

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You would be much better off just learning a proper martial art... The training is much tougher (better exercise), you lean proper balanced fighting techniques, you spar against people for real and they are practicle as a self defence.

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You would be much better off just learning a proper martial art... The training is much tougher (better exercise), you lean proper balanced fighting techniques, you spar against people for real and they are practicle as a self defence.

People who want to use a lightsaber aren't doing it to learn self defence. They just want to look the part of a Jedi. Stage choreography achieves that look.

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Considering anyone in the movies who used one,studied kendo and fencing to prep for the fights ,its rather idiotic ,to just not study classical sword fighting ,and use a prop lightsaber instead of a samurai sword or epee .DDDUUUHHHHHH !

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Oh wow.... that's just silly... I mean I get jedi'ism as a philosophy to live by (jedi code and all that), it's much like buddhism if I've figured it right.

If you wanna learn swordplay, then start kung fu/wushu, much of the lightsaber fights in the movies (new ones) looks a lot like jian- (straightsword) or dao- (broadsword) forms. More traditional schools even include internal practises such as qigong, taiji and meditation (which is as close as you'll get to "use the force Luke")

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