We decided to open a saber-based chapter here back in 2015 and slowly it’s gained momentum until last year when kicked it into gear and started our official classes. Why saber based – because we are not solely based on just LED Sabers. There’s way more to this. So what do we cover in these classes and why would it apply to you. SaberCraft is about the following:
- Dancing – learning pre-rehearsed forms with the sabers, expressing one-self in a dance with others
- Stage Combat – not real combat, rehearsed for staged performances, shows, parties or an organized form of LARPing
- Discipline – completing routines over and over to attend a zen-state-of-mind
- Acting – rehearsed and improve acting and building self-confidence in front of others
- Yoga – increased stretching, complimenting your daily workouts, building balance and truly understanding your body
- Meditation – building gratitude in your life and learning to quiet the senses to explore our inner self
- Imagination – exploring your creativity – costuming, photography, expression
- Empowerment – getting more physically fit and building self-confidence personally and in front of others
- Sci-fi / Fantasy fiction lovers – discussing science fiction / fantasy lore from novels to tv to movies
- Family – meeting like minded individuals who are interested in saber combat and looking for partners to practice with
Our classes are for people who want to have fun! Geeks, freaks, actors, moms, dads, kids or anyone who wants to truly feel empowered. People who want to find the hero inside themselves and step up in character. Folks who love to use their imagination and are interested in hanging out with other saberists, actors, cosplay players, and Con-attendees.
We are not teaching a Martial Arts class. Our classes are focused on our students learning routines that are nationally recognized so they can travel to other saber groups and be able to understand what they are doing there and practice with them immediately as an advanced student.
We are not a Fencing class. There is no sense of group competition with our system. There is no need to buy gear like a helmet or gloves. There is no sparring unless it’s done between two partners who agree to it.
Look at it this way, if you’ve ever wanted to feel like a Jedi and show off your skills to others – swinging sticks recklessly will end up with someone getting hit in the head or worse. Rather than just swinging wildly, we teach you how to duel with others in a systematic way that makes it more competitive as it binds you and your partner to specific combination of moves.
Most actual fights in real life end in 2 moves. Staged Combat choreography tells a story. It is what lures us in when we watch a movie that has duelists. We want to see the spins. We want to see the drama and the split second hits. That’s what this class is about. It’s for students looking to play out a beautiful scene that tells a narrative and told through words, movement and the drama all while using a nationally recognized system.