[VIDEO] The Saber Authority

July 10 10:17 2016 Print This Article




The Saber Authority began in 2014, creating a Combat Saber System based on Asian Martial Arts. Through training, they seek to equip duellers with skills and instincts useful in situations that require self defence.

The Saber Authority imports custom made lightsabers from the USA, which are used in classes conducted by their training school – The Force Academy. With the Academy, The Saber Authority strives to be the World’s Best Saber Duelling System by 2018.

Although the lightsaber originated as fiction, the instructors took practice and technique seriously. Separated according to level, we were closely guided and worked mostly in pairs. An odd number of participants left me often without a partner, but a senior would immediately come to my aid – everyone was equally included.

Looking cool is a given, but be prepared for the seemingly increasing weight of the saber taking its toll! Working with a lightsaber is strenuous, but with practice the weight becomes more useful than it is a burden. Sessions end with highly anticipated duels – a thrilling half a minute to use what you have learned. Despite its competitive nature, duels never ended with animosity.

The Saber Authority is a community bonded by interest, sport and a genuine willingness to teach. The experienced looked out for the beginners, and encouragement was freely given with a smile. The sincere support made The Force Academy a joy to train under, a dream come true for the aspiring Jedi.

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