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Singapore’s Jedi Academy: Real World Sword Fighting Skills With Lightsabers Because Yes

If you’ve ever found yourself needing stunt fight training with a little bit of flair, you can get yourself down to Singapore’s very own The Force Academy, a sword fighting academy focused on teaching real-life combat techniques with… lightsabers. Yeah. You can see for yourself in the video of one of their dueling sessions that they’re quite fun and that they move pretty darn quickly. No, nobody loses any limbs or anything (that might be for the advanced class), but judging by everybody’s faces, it looks pretty fun.

The Force Academy follows on the heels of other lightsaber/sword fighting combat classes, including one in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Knights. While these classes have drawn the judgement and ire of a lot of people, it’s nice to see folks defying the “sedentary nerd” stereotype by indulging themselves in some exciting training.

Here’s the million dollar question: if one of these was near you, would you sign up? If so, what would your saber color be? Because mine’s totally purple.

Back off, Windu.

(via Comic Book Resources)

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