Are you a fan of the Star Wars movies? Were you one of those children or adults that instead of wishing that Hogwarts was real, wished that you could train to be a Jedi instead?
If you live in San Francisco, then you can make your dreams come true. Thanks to LudoSports you can now train in the art of the Jedi at their new competitive Lightsaber School.
Founded 10 years ago LudoSports has schools all over the world, including in Italy, England, Ireland, France, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, and Russia. Now it’s opening its first school in the United States – in San Francisco, the same city where George Lucas’s film company Lucasfilm is currently situated.
The school teaches the seven forms of Lightsaber combat, including Shii-cho, Makashi, Soresu, Ataru, Djem-so, Niman and Vaapad. The classes follow rules similar to those in fencing and martial arts, and assign specific uniform colors for students’ Lightsaber skill levels, just like with karate belt colors.
Though some might think Lightsaber battles are just for kids and cosplayers, LudoSports Academy takes Lightsaber training very seriously and sponsors local, national and international competitions for the trainees.
Classes begin in San Francisco on Saturday at Studiomix on Van Ness Avenue. Good luck and May the force be with your training.