Star Wars: The Force Awakens is right around the corner and we hope you have been practicing your lightsaber skills. If not, there is still time and we have some great videos for you to watch and events for you to attend.
Last month, Star Wars fans battled in the UK at a Lightsaber Combat Championship. Combining the rules of fencing with lightsabers, the videos from the event looked like it was a good time, and everyone got to keep their hands too. Following in the same suit, The Fencing World Championship in Moscow, Russia held an awesome lightsaber duel before the Senior World Championship event. This was another video that was awesome to watch as good vs evil battled out in a lightsaber tournament which, even though we suspect was scripted, looked epic. The fan edited version below has all the appropriate lightsaber sounds any Star Wars fan would enjoy.
In other lightsaber news, Mark Hamill will host “Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel,” a SportsCenter documentary which will show an in-depth look at the Kendo roots of lightsaber fighting styles. The special premieres next Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and features interviews with George Lucas, so be sure to check it out before you head to the midnight show.
For those of you in LA, Newmindspace is holding “Lightsaber Battle LA” on December 18th at Pershing Square. This giant lightsaber battle is already looking to have thousands of Jedi and Sith lightsaber wielders flood the square. This looks like it will be a battle for the ages as Jedi and Sith duel for good, evil, and fun times. You can bring your own lightsaber or reserve one for $10 through their website.
As Obi-Wan Kenobi said, “…This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.”
Will you be firing up the old focusing crystal and engaging in some lasersword play this week? Let us know in the comments below!