WHAT IS LIGHTSPEED SABER ACADEMY?
Lightspeed Saber Academy is the official home of Lightspeed Saber League, the world’s fastest light-based fencing. Born from multiple local clubs combined into one, LSA is LA and Orange County’s best source of light-based fencing instruction.
At LSA, you learn the proper use of a realistic plasma sword, expressed in a competitive sport of our own design. While the simulation can only go so far with considerations to fair play and safety, you won’t find a more realistic expression of this hypothetical martial art anywhere else in the world.
We believe in exploration, learning, camaraderie, constructive competition, and self-improvement.
HOW DOES LIGHTSPEED SABER ACADEMY WORK?
Every evening is divided into the instructional half and the open practice half. During instruction, students are divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced groups, and are taught accordingly. Toward the end of the instructional period, all groups reconvene for organized practice. The second half follows, in which the floor is open for any kind of practice, sparring, or bouting the student wishes.
All full members are invited to take part in the knighting program, which challenges fencers to beat their own records and meet certain achievements. This offers anyone of any skill level to measure their progress without the need for competition.
IS THIS JUST TRADITIONAL FENCING BUT WITH A “LIGHTSABER”?
Not at all. While the combat bares the most similarity to traditional fencing based solely on the weight of the weapon, the rules are designed to generate a completely different kind of play, with different strategies, techniques, and character.
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