San Francisco Ludosport

ODC Commons

351 Shotwell St

San Francisco, CA 94110



James Billings is a lifelong fan of movies and video games, especially those featuring swords and lightsabers. As one of the academies’ most experienced instructors, he is currently certified to teach Forms 1, 2, 3, 4, and Course Y (an introductory course to dual short sabers, saber staff, and higher-level forms). Not only is James a certified instructor, but he is also the academies’ Master Sabersmith. He looks after and maintains its armory, in addition to building custom sabers as a hobby.


Michael Masangkay has a background in multiple sports disciplines … running, tennis, mountain biking, kayaking, and triathlons. As one of the first students in San Francisco, he is currently certified to teach Forms 1 and Course Y. He also has experience in Forms 2 and Forms 3 (saber staff). Michael has also found success in the first US National Championships by winning 1st place in Style in 2018.


Darien Caine found Ludosport in search of something to do on the weekends and found a lifelong passion instead. A student since 2018, Darien is currently certified to teach Form 1 receiving his certification in Honolulu, HI. He is also a graduate of Form 2. Darien is also the current and returning US National Style Champion for 2022 after winning the same award in 2019. He has extensive experience in domestic and international competitions (e.g. Madrid and Stockholm). Darien's goal is to not only continue helping Ludosport's international community grow but also to foster and train athletes who wish to compete at the sport's highest levels.

Class Schedule

LudoSport San Francisco hosts classes in partnership with ODC. Classes are held on on Sundays from 1pm – 3pm (unless otherwise noted)