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    Terra Prime Lightfencing

    Lights, Sabers, Action: USA Fencing to Welcome Lightfencing as Summer Nationals Demonstration Event
    06/28/2023, 10:45AM CDT BY BRYAN WENDELL
    From July 5 to July 7, fencers and fans at the Phoenix Convention Center will be treated to an electrifying series of high-tech, high-energy lightfencing matches.



    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Fans of all things Star Wars won’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to experience lightfencing. In fact, those attending the 2023 Summer Nationals in Phoenix won’t even have to leave the exhibition hall.

    For the first time ever, USA Fencing is thrilled to welcome Terra Prime Lightfencing as a demonstration event at Summer Nationals. From July 5 to July 7, attendees at the Phoenix Convention Center will be treated to an electrifying mix of high-tech, high-energy lightfencing matches.

    With a schedule filled with matches, discovery sessions, and Q&A time, there's plenty of opportunity to learn about this exciting sport, watch exhibition bouts and even try your hand at wielding an LED saber! Athletes from Terra Prime will be stationed right at the heart of the action, near Pod G, to ensure no one misses out.

    Phil Andrews, CEO of USA Fencing, was among those who had the bright idea to welcome Terra Prime to Summer Nationals and take this opportunity into hyperdrive.

    "We are absolutely thrilled to bring Lightfencing to Summer Nationals,” he says. “It's a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate and showcase the sport of fencing in a new and exciting light! I think our fencers will find themselves entertained and pulled in by the fascinating force of this emerging sport."

    So, here's what's on the agenda:

    Terra Prime Lightfencing
    Phoenix Convention Center, main competition hall near Pod G

    July 5
    11 a.m.: Introduction and demonstration

    11:30 a.m.: Lightfencing matches

    12:30 p.m.: Q and A (lunch time)

    1:30 p.m.: Discovery session for public

    2 p.m.: Lightfencing matches

    2:30 pm: Q and A

    3 p.m.: End of the day's events

    July 6
    11 a.m.: Lightfencing matches

    11:30 a.m.: Discovery session 1

    12:30 p.m.: Q and A (lunch time)

    1:30 p.m.: Discovery session 2

    2 p.m.: Lightfencing matches

    2:30 p.m.: Q and A

    July 7
    11 a.m.: Lightfencing matches

    11:30 a.m.: Discovery session 1

    12:30 p.m.: Q and A (lunch time)

    1:30 p.m.: Discovery session 2

    2 p.m.: Lightfencing matches

    2:30 p.m.: Q and A
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    Lightsaber at USA Fencing Summer Nationals

    USA Fencing brought a new blade to Phoenix: The 'Star Wars' lightsaber
    By Jill Ryan
    Published: Monday, July 17, 2023 - 4:05am
    Updated: Monday, July 17, 2023 - 8:30am



    More than 5,000 fencers recently came to Phoenix to compete in this year’s USA Fencing Summer Nationals.

    Amidst the competition was one event using very familiar weaponry.

    Fencing is an ancient sport with its origins in multiple countries, including France. For centuries, the sport had three disciplines with three respective weapons: sabre, foil and épée.

    “Sabre comes from war. And it’s the slashing weapon. So, the idea was you would slash somebody effectively across their torso or across their head, and you would kill the human, but not the horse, because the horse is an asset that can be brought to your side of the war in Europe,” said Phil Andrews, the CEO of USA Fencing.

    In the sport, a person uses the entire sword to slash their padded opponent for the point. The two other disciplines are foil and épée. Both only use the tip of the blade to “pierce” the opponent, again while padded. But their targeted areas are different.

    A fourth discipline


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    More than 5,000 fencers came to the USA Fencing Summer Nationals 2023 in Phoenix, including light fencers.

    But new to this year’s competition was what France has already recognized as its fourth fencing weapon: the lightsaber. Yes, like the one from “Star Wars.”

    Well, not exactly. The LED lights in the lightsabers are contained in hard plastic tubing.

    “It’s based on the LED saber, which is basically a replica like the lightsabers you see in ‘Star Wars’ and all that. We have a simplified hilt, so it’s essentially just a flashlight, very durable, we can bash them against each other without breaking them,” said Chad Eisner with Terra Prime Light Armory, or TPLA.

    While it’s not as formally established in the U.S., this sport goes by many names, one of which is light fencing. Unlike traditional fencing’s combat zone, which is a long but narrow rectangular area, light fencing is a more 360 degree sport typically played in a circular arena.

    “The French Fencing Federation has it as a full part of their nationals so we brought them here to trial it, demo it — I did it yesterday — for our participants here,” Andrews said.

    Light fencing and its specific rules have been curated and tested by TPLA.

    “In 2018, we were able to get the French Fencing Federation to accept this sport as the fourth fencing weapon. And they just had their first national tournament back in February,” Eisner said.

    The Federation officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a sport in 2019.

    System of priority in play


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    The rule-set of light fencing takes a page out of each fencing discipline.

    For light fencing, imagine what a regular fencer looks like in their padded white armor and meshed mask. Now, bulk up the pads, make it all black and add a lightsaber with a color of your choice — and that is what these athletes look like. And its rule set takes a page out of each fencing discipline.

    “So, we can hit the entire body. We’re pretty much doing cuts, we don’t thrust with these blades because they injure you. And we work in a system of priority or right of way, so when one person starts an attack the other person must defend,” Eisner said.

    Eisner said TPLA’s goal is threefold: to introduce sport to people who would not likely otherwise become athletes, be a gateway to fencing and to create a governing body that works in conjunction with USA Fencing.

    Gender and body neutrality


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    Light fencing does not currently have different age and weight classes.

    Like most combat sports, traditional fencing has divisions — usually by gender, age or skill level. One thing Light Fencing is introducing from of the get-go is gender and body neutrality.

    Anna Faulkner is a TPLA-certified light fencer.

    “Participation is varied from age, gender identity, body type, background. It is welcomed to anyone with or without a background in fencing or any other form of fighting,” Faulkner said.

    Eisner said as they continue to build, they may create different age and weight classes, but the sport will remain coed while simultaneously being fair. He said that’s possible because the sport is played in turns where one player has to signal to the other that they have priority.

    “And with that turn-based kind of system, somebody who is larger, stronger, and faster only does not automatically have an advantage,” Eisner said

    COVID-19 has delayed many efforts to officially establish light fencing in the U.S. But an invitation from USA Fencing to demonstrate the sport here in Phoenix brought them another step closer.

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    The Global Rise of Lightsaber as a Martial Art

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    Symposium 2023: Teachers and Students

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    Shon-Ju

    Star Wars' Jedi Force Martial Arts Style Just Became Official Canon
    Star Wars has added the Jedi's Force Martial Arts fighting style to the official franchise canon.
    By KOFI OUTLAW - December 14, 2023 12:00 pm EST

    Star Wars has made the Jedi's Force-based martial arts style part of the official series canon. That would be the fighting style known as "Shon-Ju," and it has deep roots in the Star Wars Legends side of the franchise.

    Who Is Star Wars' Shon-Ju?


    (Photo: Lucasfilm)
    The Shon-Ju fighting style is named after the infamous Jedi padawan from Star Wars Legends who fell out of the order and started his own cult during the Clone Wars.

    Shon-Ju was able to channel the Force into his hands and wield it aggressively, preferring that method of combat to traditional lightsaber techniques. He taught his followers to also use Force-hands combat, making them a formidable threat to the Jedi. This was all detailed in the 2010s Star Wars: The Clone Wars comic series story "The Deadly Hands of Shon-Ju," which has since been shifted over to the non-canon "Legends" section of the franchise.

    Shon-Ju Is Now Star Wars Canon

    The current Star Wars: The High Republic – Shadows of Starlight comic miniseries is filling in gaps of the year between Phase I and Phase III of The High Republic saga. Shadows of Starlight #3 centers on Jedi Padawan Bell Zettifar, and his unrelenting quest to punish the Nihil responsible for destroying the Republic's Starlight Beacon, as well as save his friend and fellow Padawan, the Wookie Burryaga.

    Bell accomplishes the latter part, and is re-united with with his Wookie buddy; however, when the pair get promoted to Jedi Knights, they take on a mission with Jedi Grandmaster Veter to provide aid to a settlement on the planet Asternin that was attacked by the Nihil. That mission turns out to be an ambush; The Nihil used the attack to bait the Jedi out of the closed ranks of their temple, and strike at prime targets – like a Grandmaster.

    When the Bell, Burryaga, and Veter find themselves facing a Nihil squadron, the Jedi Grandmaster orders the two Knights to evacuate the citizens, and prepares to make a stand against the enemy on his own. The Nihil think they have the upper hand when they activate a Lightsaber Nullifier that keeps the Jedi from using their fabled swords – but Grandmaster Veter doesn't need a sword when he reveals that he's "trained, you see, in an ancient art of unarmed Force combat... Shon-Ju!"


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    Sure enough, this canonized version of Shon-Ju is a method of Force-based martial arts that allows Veter to dispatch the entire ground force of Nihil raiders without having to lay a single hand on any of them. Veter ultimately loses the battle when the Nihil use their ship's weaponry to incapacitate him – but the display still proves that Shon-Ju is a powerful alternative to the kind of lightsaber and/or Force battle techniques we've seen before.

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    The May the Fourth LED Saber Championship

    This is a new showcase event at the Tiger Claw Elite KungFuMagazine.com Championships for May 4, 2024. More info to come...

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    The sport grows...

    Lightsaber Dueling Is Officially A Real-World Competitive Sport
    BY SEAN MORRISON
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    The perfect sport now exists for those who have always wanted to feel like a Jedi. Here's everything you need to know about lightsaber dueling.



    SUMMARY
    Lightsaber dueling is now an official competitive sport recognized by the French Fencing Federation.
    The sport follows rules similar to traditional fencing but emphasizes wide slashes and sweeping motions, like the moves employed by Jedi in Star Wars.
    Lightsaber dueling is growing globally with competitions and schools around the world, including the United States and Europe.

    Those with a love for Star Wars can now be a Jedi - or the closest thing to it - in real life, and they can do it competitively via the official sport of lightsaber dueling. Lightsabers have always played a central role in Star Wars, as they are the main weapons of both the Jedi and the Sith. Many viewers of the franchise have imagined using a unique lightsaber type and testing their skills in battle. Luckily, they can now put their dueling skills to the test and see how effective the lightsaber combat forms are for themselves in an official sport.

    In 2019, the French Fencing Federation designated lightsaber fencing as an officially recognized competitive sport, according to BBC. Fighters can trade in metal rapiers for plastic sabers that glow in one of the canon lightsaber colors, a move the FFF made in the hopes of drawing in younger competitors and encouraging them to participate in a physical activity. While lightsabers can draw in younger crowds, it also makes the sport interesting for older viewers, as the glowing blades make matches easier to follow. For those who want to see how well they could fight as Jedi Knights, an understanding of the sport is necessary.

    How Lightsaber Dueling Works As A Sport



    The first Jedi (or Sith) to reach 15 points wins the duel, or whoever has the most points after 3 minutes of play.

    According to the full rules set by the Terra Prime Light Armory, lightsaber dueling is very similar to regular fencing, though there are some key differences that make it a more authentic Star Wars experience. Like traditional fencing, points are awarded for blows that land on the opponents' head or body, arms or legs, and hands, in increments of five, three, and one, respectively. The first Jedi (or Sith) to reach 15 points wins the duel, or whoever has the most points after 3 minutes of play.

    The key difference is that in lightsaber dueling, points can only be scored if the blade starts pointing behind the attacker. That rule prevents the jabs that are key to traditional fencing, and encourages fighters to use wide slashes and sweeping motions instead, just like the best Jedi duelists. While rules may vary based on organization and location, they generally follow these broad guidelines.

    Where Can You Compete In Lightsaber Dueling?
    Lightsaber duels in the Star Wars trilogies.

    Those who wish to participate in the dueling activities can find locations across the world. France was one of the first countries to recognize it as an official variation of fencing, and the first national championship was held in 2023, according to France 24 English. Lightsaber dueling is also spreading throughout the United States, with organizations such as the Lightspeed Saber League serving as a resource for official and unofficial teams while also sponsoring the formation of new groups across the country. There are also schools, like LudoSport International, that teach lightsaber dueling across the world, including Brazil, Italy, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and more.

    Lightsaber dueling seems like a fantastic way to celebrate a franchise as beloved as Star Wars. The sport allows participants to get involved in a physical activity and join an in-person community, while at the same time showing off their impressive weaponry and skills. Until technology is able to replicate a real lightsaber like those seen in Star Wars, lightsaber dueling seems like the best option to feel like a Jedi in real life.

    Sources: BBC, Terra Prime Light Armory, France 24 English, Lightspeed Saber League, LudoSport International
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    Etape 13 - Relais de la Flamme Olympique - La Flamme Olympique à la découverte des secrets d’histoire de la Dordogne
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    Etape 13 - Relais de la Flamme Olympique - La Flamme Olympique à la découverte des secrets d’histoire de la Dordogne

    La flamboyante Dordogne a accueilli le Relais de la Flamme pour cette treizième étape, de Bergerac à Périgueux. En point d’orgue, le passage dans le site de Lascaux IV, où le relais collectif d’escrime a célébré dans un cadre exceptionnel le sport français le plus titré des Jeux Olympiques. Près d’une centaine de porteurs de la Flamme se sont relayés dans le département, incluant des personnalités sportives et des anonymes. Thomas Chinours, champion de France cadet de tir, a allumé le Chaudron en début de soirée devant un public venu en nombre.

    La Flamme part à la rencontre du patrimoine culturel, naturel et gastronomique de Dordogne
    Visiter le département est la garantie d’éveiller tous ses sens dans des paysages enchanteurs. Bergerac, avec ses ruelles aux allures médiévales et ses maisons à colombages, a été le premier site traversé de la journée. À Saint-Aulaye-Puymangou, la Flamme, juchée sur un coteau, a dominé la rivière Dronne depuis la bastide atypique du XIIème siècle. Ce circuit est classé parmi les dix plus beaux sentiers du Périgord.
    Plus tard dans la journée, la Flamme a emprunté la route de Sarlat-la-Canéda, une cité médiévale aux couleurs ocres et les remparts moyenâgeux de Nontron, découvrant ainsi sa tradition de coutellerie. Elle a illuminé la reproduction du célèbre site préhistorique de Montignac-Lascaux, avant de se faufiler à Agonac.
    La Flamme a terminé son périple à Périgueux, capitale du Périgord, cité gallo-romaine reconnue pour son patrimoine avec 53 édifices protégés au titre de monuments historiques. Parmi eux, la cathédrale romane Saint-Front, construite au XIIème siècle et inscrite au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO. La Tour de Vésone, vestige d’un temple gallo-romain, et le Musée d’art et d’archéologie du Périgord, le premier musée créé en Dordogne au XIXème siècle, ont également été mis à l’honneur ce mercredi 22 mai.

    L’escrime, sport français Olympique par excellence, se met en scène
    D’un côté, l’escrime, sport Olympique français par excellence, totalisant le plus grand nombre de podiums avec 128 médailles. De l’autre, le site de Lascaux IV, un lieu incontournable du patrimoine historique français, où s’est déroulé ce nouveau relais collectif. Un tableau d’exception à la croisée de ces deux patrimoines. Le capitaine Paolo Bois-Rolet, jeune épéiste investi dans son club en tant que tireur, arbitre et dévoué pour la transmission de sa passion, a brandi la Flamme aux côtés de 23 autres licenciés. Parmi eux, Laurent Sabeau, qui a commencé ce sport très jeune dans le club de son grand-père à Bergerac, avant de créer son propre club départemental en 2012. Brice Perek, premier champion de France en combat sportif sabre laser, une discipline soutenue par la Fédération Française d’Escrime, ou encore Lisa Ferrandon, licenciée qui a gagné confiance en elle grâce à la pratique de l’escrime. Toutes les armes de ce sport ont été représentées, comme le sabre, le fleuret et l’épée. L’escrime artistique, ayant pour but de mettre en scène des combats chorégraphiés, présentés en compétition, a, elle aussi, trouvé sa place dans ce relais collectif.
    En portant la Flamme à Périgueux, Valérie Galli, pionnière de l’escrime féminin français a une fois de plus contribué à l’éclat de cette discipline. Double vice-championne du monde par équipe, elle a intégré en 1987 la première équipe de France d’épée dames, une discipline qui était jusque-là interdite aux femmes.

    Un Relais sous le signe de l’entraide et de l’inclusion
    C’est Germain Pouch, membre de l’association « Vaincre la Mucoviscidose », qui a lancé l’étape en Dordogne, à Bergerac. Depuis sa naissance, ce trentenaire lutte contre cette maladie qui touche principalement les poumons. Maryse Lajonie, présidente de l’association les « P’tits Bouts », regroupant les enfants atteints du syndrome de Cockayne, lui a succédé. En début d’après-midi, à Sarlat-la-Canéda, c’était au tour d’Anne-Sophie Bobovnikoff, directrice de la Fondation de l’Isle, qui promeut les valeurs du sport adapté, avec pour devise « à chacun son défi » de participer au Relais. Annie Rubellin a eu l’honneur de porter la Flamme à Lascaux. Impliquée depuis de nombreuses années en tant que bénévole au sein de l’association Emmaüs, elle a été élue présidente d’Emmaüs Brive.
    D’autres personnalités du sport et des athlètes se sont joints à ces héros du quotidien. A l’image de Brice Guyart, champion olympique de fleuret par équipe aux Jeux de Sydney et Champion olympique de fleuret en individuel aux Jeux d’Athènes. Egalement, Laurent Jalabert, l'ancien coureur cycliste aux plus de 130 titres et victoires, Gaëlle Mignot joueuse internationale française de rugby à XV, actuellement sélectionneur et entraîneur de l'équipe de France féminine, ou encore Yoann Kowal, athlète international passionné de course à pied. Thomas Chinours, a allumé le Chaudron sur la place Tourny à Périgueux. Le jeune homme, récemment intégré au CREPS de Talence, nourrit l’ambition de se qualifier pour les Jeux Olympiques de Los Angeles.
    Demain, cette nouvelle journée du Relais se déroulera en terre girondine, offrant une magnifique occasion de découvrir les attraits de ce territoire mondialement réputé pour ses trésors viticoles. La Flamme partira de Saint-Émilion, puis se dirigera vers l’hippodrome du Bouscat, Libourne, la Cité du Vin et Lormont. La journée se poursuivra avec un trajet de Mérignac à Pessac, repassera à Libourne par la plage des Dagueys, pour finalement se terminer à Bordeaux.

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    Stage 13 - Olympic Torch Relay - The Olympic Flame discovering the historical secrets of the Dordogne
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    The flamboyant Dordogne welcomed the Torch Relay for this thirteenth stage, from Bergerac to Périgueux. The highlight was the visit to the Lascaux IV site, where the collective fencing relay celebrated the most successful French sport of the Olympic Games in an exceptional setting. Nearly a hundred Flame bearers took turns in the department, including sports personalities and anonymous people. Thomas Chinours, French cadet shooting champion, lit the Cauldron at the start of the evening in front of a large audience.

    La Flamme sets out to discover the cultural, natural and gastronomic heritage of Dordogne
    Visiting the department is guaranteed to awaken all your senses in enchanting landscapes. Bergerac, with its medieval-looking streets and half-timbered houses, was the first site crossed of the day. In Saint-Aulaye-Puymangou, La Flamme, perched on a hillside, has dominated the Dronne river from the atypical 12th century bastide. This circuit is classified among the ten most beautiful trails in Périgord.
    Later in the day, the Flame took the road to Sarlat-la-Canéda, a medieval town with ocher colors and the medieval ramparts of Nontron, thus discovering its cutlery tradition. She illuminated the reproduction of the famous prehistoric site of Montignac-Lascaux, before sneaking into Agonac.
    The Flame ended its journey in Périgueux, capital of Périgord, a Gallo-Roman city recognized for its heritage with 53 buildings protected as historic monuments. Among them, the Romanesque Saint-Front Cathedral, built in the 12th century and listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. The Tour de Vésone, the remains of a Gallo-Roman temple, and the Museum of Art and Archeology of Périgord, the first museum created in Dordogne in the 19th century, were also in the spotlight this Wednesday, May 22.

    Fencing, the French Olympic sport par excellence, takes center stage
    On the one hand, fencing, the French Olympic sport par excellence, totaling the greatest number of podiums with 128 medals. On the other, the Lascaux IV site, an essential place in French historical heritage, where this new collective relay took place. An exceptional painting at the crossroads of these two heritages. Captain Paolo Bois-Rolet, a young swordsman invested in his club as a shooter, referee and dedicated to the transmission of his passion, brandished the Flame alongside 23 other licensees. Among them, Laurent Sabeau, who started this sport very young in his grandfather's club in Bergerac, before creating his own departmental club in 2012. Brice Perek, first French champion in sports lightsaber combat, a supported discipline by the French Fencing Federation, or even Lisa Ferrandon, a licensee who gained self-confidence thanks to the practice of fencing. All the weapons of this sport were represented, such as the sabre, the foil and the epee. Artistic fencing, aiming to stage choreographed fights, presented in competition, has also found its place in this collective relay.
    By carrying the Flame to Périgueux, Valérie Galli, pioneer of French women's fencing, has once again contributed to the brilliance of this discipline. Double world team vice-champion, in 1987 she joined the first French women's epee team, a discipline which was until then forbidden to women.

    A Relay under the sign of mutual aid and inclusion
    It was Germain Pouch, member of the “Vaincre la Mucoviscidose” association, who launched the stage in Dordogne, in Bergerac. Since his birth, this thirty-year-old has been fighting against this disease which mainly affects the lungs. Maryse Lajonie, president of the “P’tits Bouts” association, bringing together children with Cockayne syndrome, succeeded him. At the start of the afternoon, in Sarlat-la-Canéda, it was the turn of Anne-Sophie Bobovnikoff, director of the Fondation de l'Isle, which promotes the values ​​of adapted sport, with the motto "to everyone his challenge” to participate in the Relay. Annie Rubellin had the honor of carrying the Flame to Lascaux. Involved for many years as a volunteer within the Emmaüs association, she was elected president of Emmaüs Brive.
    Other sports personalities and athletes joined these everyday heroes. Like Brice Guyart, Olympic team foil champion at the Sydney Games and Olympic individual foil champion at the Athens Games. Also, Laurent Jalabert, the former cyclist with more than 130 titles and victories, Gaëlle Mignot, French international rugby union player, currently selector and coach of the F team female rance, or Yoann Kowal, international athlete passionate about running. Thomas Chinours, lit the Cauldron on Place Tourny in Périgueux. The young man, recently integrated into the CREPS of Talence, has the ambition of qualifying for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
    Tomorrow, this new day of the Relay will take place in Gironde, offering a magnificent opportunity to discover the attractions of this territory renowned worldwide for its wine treasures. La Flamme will start from Saint-Émilion, then head towards the Bouscat racecourse, Libourne, the Cité du Vin and Lormont. The day will continue with a journey from Mérignac to Pessac, return to Libourne via Dagueys beach, and finally end in Bordeaux.

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