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Work getting you down? Been a little while since you’ve truly felt the Force? Why not just quit your job and attend the Lightsaber Combat Academy instead?

The company in question, LudaSport, originated in Milan and now has academies all over Europe including posts in Sweden, Russia, England, Ireland, France and Spain. They’re now venturing across the pond and opening up their first studio in the United States thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign.

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SAN FRANCISCO—LudoSport, a competitive lightsaber training academy is opening up its first studio in San Francisco. LudoSport was founded 10 years ago and has schools all over the world including Italy, England, Ireland, France, Belgium, Spain, Sweden and Russia. San Francisco is also the headquarters of Lucasfilms.

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Have you ever wanted to learn the ways of the Jedi and master the art of the lightsaber? Unlike Luke Skywalker, most of us can’t get away for the weekend to play around in Yoda‘s Jedi Fantasy camp on Dagobah. But if you happen to live in the Bay Area, LudoSport may have the next best thing.

 

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In a small gym not so far, far away, a new group of 20 wannabe Jedi knights held their lightsabers as they prepared to swing and slash the bright-bladed weapons. Some held them like baseball bats; others spun their blades with one hand while they awaited further instruction.

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Europe’s Famed LudoSport Academy Slashes into San Francisco

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Light saber fighting is really a thing and has been for some time. In the past, light saber classes allowed wanna-be Jedis to learn the basics of saber handling. But thanks to LudoSport, one can now actually sign up for light saber tournaments and compete locally, nationally, and internationally.

 

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En garde, Jedi! US to get its first lightsaber academy

Train to battle like a Jedi Master at the new competitive lightsaber academy LudoSport, opening this week in San Francisco.

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What they ended up with was almost 30 academies across the world that teach lightsaber dueling, which focuses on “respect and knowledge of one’s own body, and develops imagination, elegance, and reflexes,” according to the LudoSport website.

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The first LudoSport Academy was founded ten years ago in Milan, Italy by Simone Spreafico, Gianluca Longo and Fabio Monticelli. Since then the company has expanded to open schools all over the world, with locations in Italy, England, Ireland, France, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Russia, and now the United States.

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Looking for serious lightsaber training? LudoSport has you covered.

For those in and around San Francisco – or willing to travel – a new option for lightsaber training is coming to the Bay Area this week.

 

LudoSport, which has already been a thing in Europe for a decade now, will not only offer the basics of lightsaber handling and combat, but lightsaber tournaments to test your skills on a local, national and international level

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For The past 10 Years an European group called LudoSport have taught “the sporting way to lightsaber” to people all over Europe. This documentary follows the creators of LudoSport as the come to San Francisco to teach their “original combat techniques” to the US public for the first time.

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Ludosport Lightsaber Combat Class Tickets, Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite

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LudoSport, a competitive lightsaber training academy, is opening up its first studio in the United States. Hopefully losing a hand isn’t required for admission.

 

LudoSport is a 10-year-old academy that was started in Milan by a couple of friends, and has since grown into an international business, with schools all over Europe, as well as Russia. The new school in San Francisco will be the first one in the United States, no surprise it’s being opened in the same city that Lucasfilm is located in. LudoSport funded the US expansion earlier this year through IndieGoGo, and hopes to expand into more cities.

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It looks like a crazy bunch of fun, but for those who partake in it, it’s a serious sport: Lightsaber Combat. The sport finds its home in a Milan, Italy facility called LudoSport, where warriors pick up their glowing lightsaber replicas and engage in combat. Joining the Italy and other facilities is a new LudoSport site opening in San Francisco, marking the United States’ first official lightsaber training academy.

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Work getting you down? Been a little while since you’ve truly felt the Force? Why not just quit your job and attend the Lightsaber Combat Academy instead?

The company in question, LudaSport, originated in Milan and now has academies all over Europe including posts in Sweden, Russia, England, Ireland, France and Spain. They’re now venturing across the pond and opening up their first studio in the United States thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign.

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This isn’t just hitting people with fancy light sticks. LudoSport takes the training seriously, with specific guidelines on form and performance.

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Having studied under a two-time Olympian at LA’s Westside Fencing Center a few years back, I can perform a mean flying lunge. But those saber skills have become a bit rusty as I’ve advanced toward middle age, and I just might be lured toward the dark side to practice some new lightsaber techniques. Good thing help is on the way in the Bay Area! LudoSport has been running Lightsaber Academies in Europe since 2006, when they began in Italy, and they’re finally opening their first American-based fencing school in San Francisco this weekend.  .

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There are ten little words that every Bay Area “Star Wars” fan has been waiting to hear. And those words are, “Welcome to the international network of sporting Light Saber Combat.”

Light saber fighting is really a thing and has been for some time. In the past, light saber classes allowed wanna-be Jedis to learn the basics of saber handling. But thanks to LudoSport, one can now actually sign up for light saber tournaments and compete locally, nationally, and internationally.