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West Palm Beach Workshops

West Palm Beach Workshops

Interested in taking our Saber Classes and live in the West Palm Beach area? Good news! We have 2 workshops planned coming up. Each workshop will be a 3-hours intensive workshop to cover all the required Fundamentals course-load to get you started on Advanced Classes and learn our more complicated choreographies online.

SaberCraft Workshop details:

  • Fundamentals attacks and defenses
  • Introduction to the Temporal Notation System allowing you to notate any fight
  • Learn 3 Choreographed Movements (CMs)
  • Access to all of our online lessons on sabercraft.org
  • Access to all of our notated choreographies
  • LED stunt saber rental is included.

Supercon Special: $35 (regular price: $40)

Dates of workshops:

  • September 23, 2017
  • October 14, 2017

Both workshops will teach essentially the same material. If we hit 15 on September 23, then we may possibly change the October 14, 2017 workshop into an Advanced Workshop.

Sabers Included!

Ultrasabers, Vaders Vault sabers or any high-quality sabers are allowed to be used. If you have one, bring it! Don't have an LED stunt saber? No worries. We will have them available as they are included in the workshop cost so you're covered.

Location: Lake Worth Scottish Rite: 2000 N D St, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Minimum requirements: Guaranteed Money Back. In order to make this workshop happen we will need a minimum number of 15 registrations. Consider this a Kickstarter of sorts.  The majority of the costs will go into the space rental. No risks. If we do not make the minimum requirements, you will be refunded your money the day of the scheduled workshop and the workshop will be cancelled.

Ready to sign up?

Got a question? Let us know: email info@sabercraft.org or Contact Us

Register for the West Palm Beach Workshop

 

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C & I Studios presents Revenge of the 5th Party

C & I Studios presents Revenge of the 5th Party


“Here are photos of our performance & appearance at C& I Studio’s Revenge of the Sith party. Big heartfelt thank you to them for the wonderful photos.”

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SaberCraft perform at DRI Walk for the Cure at Marlins Park

SaberCraft perform at DRI Walk for the Cure at Marlins Park

Performing our first live event involving live sound cues. Nothing pre-recorded!

“Photos by Jonah Hex”

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Are we a Star Wars Club?

Are we a Star Wars Club?

In short – No, we are not a Star Wars club.

This is a question we get a lot and there’s a lot of reasons why we should cover what makes us vastly different than from what people expect.

There are many Star Wars based clubs and lightsaber academies out there. First we want to mention, most, if not all of these, are incredible organizations. In fact, we ourselves are applying to the Saber Guild to open a non-profit chapter here in South Florida. Many of our members are saving money to purchase armor needed for Saber Legion meetups here as well. Some have purchased memberships to lessons from the Saber Authority. We acknowledge these diverse groups and what they have brought to the lightsaber community.

But that aside and just focusing on our differences; rather than explain what each organization does we’ll just list observations seen from the chapters that we have visited.

Differences:

– We incorporate the 8 Limbs of Yoga (all of them – not just the postures) into the training. We’re not just talking about stretching or doing Downward Dog. Essentially we’re talking about the Restraints, the Observations and everything that leads to Yoga/Union. Lead instruction is provided by a Yoga Alliance certififed RYT 200 Yoga Instructor.

– We use a combat choreography system focused on making the fight like a dance of saber play. With this said, we utilize the NCSCS system that is used in other clubs like the Golden Gate Knights in San Francisco, as a primer. Then we expand on it by utilizing patterns and forms of various martial arts. Most Star Wars Clubs have their own various combat choreography systems charter by charter. Some have their own target system that’s focused on hitting your opponent. Our combat choreography system is built to choreograph fights. Our form is not meant to hit someone but rather make it look like you’re trying to hit them.

– We are about costuming but beyond that we clash LED sabers. If you happen to love cosplay or larping and would like to gain a skill that you can incorporate with your cosplay then we have what you are looking for.

– We incorporate guided Meditation into our practice.

– We have a form of sparring in the upper ranks but they are non-armoured and are specifically focused on forms.

– Documentation. All our lessons and various screen fights are notated so once you understand the notation, you can learn the choreographies.

– We use a standard dance 8-count in many of our choreographies

– Our classes have lessons plans and there is a curriculum. In other words, you’re NOT coming to a class and learning something random…..ever. Every class ties into every class, there is a curriculum built out and we approach topics seasonally.

– We run various levels of class simultaneously (broken-out) rather than everyone learning the same lesson.

– We meet regularly at set times (Saturdays at 11am). Rain or shine as we meet indoors.

– We charge for classes because…

– Our operation is conducted indoors in air conditioning and requires a stellar sound system as many choreographies have soundtracks. We do NOT meet in parks unless it’s an informal gathering.

– We end every class with an “immersive experience” that must be conducted in a controlled environment.

– We have insurance

– We have a belt ranking system that you go up in

– We discourage coming to class in any form of a costume.

Are there Star Wars fans in our team – absolutely! Do we dress up and go to local events in cosplay and show our skills off? Absolutely. We do not do any paid performances. All events are free and all participants are volunteers. Many of our students build friendships here that go beyond the classroom. Many folks are part of the local Florida Renaissance Festival as well and we dress up for events like that. The idea is that our system is a means of choreographing any type of saber fight – genre-free.

Can you learn how to fight with a saber similar to what they do in the movies? Of course you can! BUT the system is NOT built on Star Wars terms that you’ll find in other clubs like “Dulon” or “Makashi” or other words that are tied to the SW universe. Everything’s in English.

It’s about being YOU. It’s about a Saturday afternoon, hanging out with friends, taking time to meditate with each other, learn a lesson, move together, enter into a dance and channel that into acting, movement and mindfulness.

Star Wars is an inspiration to us all and it impacts us throughout our lives. There are many groups out there that do wonderful work inspired by the franchise and our students do everything they can to be active in those communities. These classes are to teach how to use a prop and build a system of integrated movement choreographies. What does that mean? That means 30 people in a room swinging sticks and nobody getting hurt. No doubt of the SW inspiration but we want a different approach to fitness and well-being. We love the symbol of “lightsaber”, but here, the LED stunt saber lights the way in our path to health in both body and mind.

Still not sure? Read more about why this is the class for you. To learn more about us, visit us at one of our Fundamentals classes.

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Miami Int. Book Fair: E.K. Johnston’s Ahsoka Book Talk

Miami Int. Book Fair: E.K. Johnston’s Ahsoka Book Talk

SaberCraft opened for E. K. Johnston’s “Ahsoka” Book Talk at the Miami Book Fair International. Performing to a crowd of over 150 children & teens, Magic City Knights Ahsoka, Tsundra, Inti performed a quick 3 person choreography. Thank you Miami Book Fair & E. K. Johnston for the mention.

Sabercraft Knights geared up and performing for E.K. Johnston’s book talk on Ahsoka. Pick it up today! https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Ahsoka-E-K-Jo…/…/1484705661

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Miami Book Fair

Miami Book Fair

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Make a Wish Foundation’s – The Knighting of Jedi Brady

Make a Wish Foundation’s – The Knighting of Jedi Brady

Members of SaberCraft utilized some of the skills learned in class to partake in an event to fulfill a child’s wish to become a Jedi Knight. Below are media coverage links and photos on-location and behind the scenes that went into making this miracle. We worked as a team called the “Magic City Jedi” and worked with members of the Rebel Legion and the 501st Legion.

Media Coverage:


“These are behind the scenes and on-location photos of Make a Wish Foundation’s Knighting of Jedi Brady. All photos are by @[10609387:2048:Tiffany Wong] and used with her permission.”

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Miami Marlins: SaberCraft perform at Marlins Stadium

Miami Marlins: SaberCraft perform at Marlins Stadium

2016 has been an eventful year for SaberCraft, but perhaps the most notable event so far has been performing on the field at the Marlins Stadium and hosting several workshops for the game’s attendees on “Star Wars Night”.

SaberCraft students participated in the Miami Marlins’ Star Wars night. The group was invited to do a performance at the game and conduct free workshops for ticket holders showing simple skills in saber combat. After having meticulously perfected the performance piece for weeks, the day of the performance was finally upon them. The group entered the field and completed an intense and polished performance orchestrated by Samantha Huddleston and Sarah Cole. The battle centered around the concept of “Light versus Dark”, featuring a “Rey” cosplaying Samantha Huddleston and a dark, brooding version of the same character donning a murky grey version of Rey’s well-known garb by Sarah Cole. Symbolically mirrored choreography between the two opened the performance, then two other forces of darkness (played by Stephen Carter and Chad Benitez) faced off with the light side (played by Ana Ma Jacome and Alfred Smith). A massive struggle between the two sides ensued, leaving the audience on the edge of their seats as they anxiously wondered which side would prevail. All seemed lost as the darkness began to overpower the light, undeniably emphasized by Dark Rey finishing the last advocate of the Light with a stab of her saber and a hard kick at the defeated Jedi. The audience seemed distraught- was this how the battle would end? “Light Rey” took her adversary on, newly invigorated, and won the battle for good with a death blow to the midsection. Roars of applause broke out as Rey raised her arms, victorious.

(Left to right) Instructor Alfred Smith and Senior Knights Ana Ma Jacome, Chad Benitez, Stephen Carter, Samantha Huddleston, and Sarah Cole exiting the field

(Left to right) Instructor Alfred Smith and Senior Knights Ana Ma Jacome, Chad Benitez, Stephen Carter, Samantha Huddleston, and Sarah Cole exiting the field

The group were then ushered off the field and set on their way to assist the other Magic City Knights with the saber combat workshops they were hosting. Of course, many photos were snapped as they made their way across the stadium to the location of the workshop.

The workshop was attended by many eager participants. This group was mostly children between the ages of 5 and 12; an excellent show of the fact that saber combat is  a fun and community building activity that can be enjoyed by any demographic. Three workshops were hosted, and in spite of the fact that two of them were during the Marlins game, every workshop was booked to capacity.

SaberCraft volunteers took turns heading the workshop, teaching the students the basics of saber combat choreography. Once the basics were covered and learned well, the students took turns battling the Knights in combat drills. For the children attending, it was 30 minutes of pure magic.

Magic City JEDI Senior Knights teach the basics of Lightsaber combat choreography at Marlin Stadium "Star Wars Night"

SaberCraft Knights teach the basics of Saber combat choreography at Marlin Stadium “Star Wars Night”

 

Miami Marlins Star Wars Night Promo

Miami Marlins Star Wars Night Promo

 

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Florida Supercon 2016

Florida Supercon 2016


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Nautilus Middle School Summer Camp

Nautilus Middle School Summer Camp


“Magic City Jedi conducting a Lightsaber Workshop at Nautilus Middle School”

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