A Sport for a more Civizied Age
Post originally found at Heroes In Public
Have you ever imagined what it would feel like to hold lightsaber as it screams to life in blinding color? What if the person across from you had a tool of ultimate destruction of her own? What then? Would you fight her? Do you itch with anticipation?
I’m here to inform you, my fellow Americans, that your wait is coming to a close. LudoSport: Lightsaber Combat, has reached the U.S.
Here’s a duel between Keith and Master Simone. Keith definitely managed to maintain some composure!
Between classes the pupils would run drills from the previous form, and even spar a little, and that lead to some integration. This was easily the most enjoyable part of the workshop, connecting with others as we moved through complex and sometimes counter-intuitive movements. It was Group Flow at it’s finest.
By 5:00 Sunday we were all beat (though I wager we would have stayed if it was an option!), my forearms were screaming from overuse, my knees were creaking from the jumping and cutting in the advanced forms, and my mind was full to bursting. I was giddy at all the new wisdom I had to share with my Saber Bro back home, but I was also solemn in the knowing that we had only scratched the surface. Solemn in the fact that these Saber Peeps I’d just befriended would all be going home to their Saber Clans. The weekend had come to a close. Now all that was left was the journey home. Let the processing begin.
There is so much more to tell.
For 10 hours we learned and fought with the very creators of the sport I’d always dreamed of. I met the man who designed the Polaris SSe-1, which I consider to be the finest lightsaber available today. I made friends with more saber people in one weekend than I had met in my entire life, combined. Truly a mountain-top experience.
I’ll leave it there for now.
If it sounds like something you want to see in your neighborhood, hit them up and show some love. Follow them on Twitter, like them on Facebook. Write them sappy poetry and send it in perfume laced letters. Let’s make a home for Ludosport on American soil.
Spread the Light.