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Star Wars fans offered lightsabre classes

Posted on Wednesday, 27 February, 2013 | Comment icon 18 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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A group of Jedi in San Francisco have developed a special Star Wars inspired combat choreography.

Fans come from far and wide to participate in the teachings of the "Golden Gate Knights" under the instruction of self-proclaimed Jedi Master Alain Bloch. Reminiscent of a form of martial arts, the Jedi instruction teaches young padawans how to move and fight using the famous lightsabres of the Star Wars franchise. The classes help to bring fans together while offering a way to keep fit as well.

"At first they giggle because they think it's a little silly. Then they're like, 'Actually that's kind of cool'," said student Julio Reyes.

"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."

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Comment icon #9 Posted by Junior Chubb on 27 February, 2013, 16:25
Pehaps, but that little one wasn't worth the effort. In hindsight I think you are right...
Comment icon #10 Posted by shrooma on 27 February, 2013, 18:44
when are we gonna get dark side lessons? force choking- it's the future!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Junior Chubb on 27 February, 2013, 19:18
The past really, a long time ago...
Comment icon #12 Posted by shrooma on 27 February, 2013, 19:27
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*
Comment icon #13 Posted by Paranoid Android on 28 February, 2013, 6:30
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-c... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by ancient astronaut on 28 February, 2013, 13:58
They Teach Klingon, So You Knew It Was Coming.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Finity on 2 March, 2013, 19:39
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.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Paranoid Android on 3 March, 2013, 9:51
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.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 3 March, 2013, 11:59
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 !
Comment icon #18 Posted by uuner on 18 March, 2013, 21:37
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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