Introduction The following is a guest post by Darth Nonymous, the creator of the TPLA system, originally published at his always excellent Fighting Words blog. (Seriously, if you are interested in either LED Sabers or historic Chinese fencing you should bookmark this resource and check back often). In it he introduced us to France’s newestContinue reading “Lightsaber Combat is an official sport in France! (And its inspired by TPLA)”
Tag Archives: Lightsaber Combat
What is a lightsaber?
Over the next few months I would like to introduce to both general readers and Ithaca Sabers students to a few of my favorite short essays on lightsabers and lightsaber combat. Some of these will focus on “in-universe” perspectives, while others will discuss real world training. Craig Page’s writings have always stood out to meContinue reading “What is a lightsaber?”
“The Weapon of a Jedi Knight”: Lightsaber Combat as a Hyper-Real Martial Art
By Benjamin N. Judkins, Ph.D. and Jared Miracle, Ph.D. Lightsaber Combat as a Global Movement In February of 2019 the French Fencing Federation (Fédération Française d’Escrime or FFE) made the news. Stories were run in many major magazines and the comedian Trevor Noah even graced the FFE with a Daily Show segment. Yet the topic of debateContinue reading ““The Weapon of a Jedi Knight”: Lightsaber Combat as a Hyper-Real Martial Art”