This CM is notated by SaberCraft Knights Thom Timko and Mario Cubas.

Lumen 13P9P3P9P3P (behind)S CW9P IgXx 12 X101
Lumen 26P3939XS CW3XS CCW9Xx 12P X102
Lumen 1St-FSt-B (pause)Fl-Overhead4BS CCW18410D S CCW105
Lumen 2St-FSt-B (pause)Fl-Overhead4BS CCW1P8P4P10P106
Lumen 1Bl-31H (hold at bay)109
Lumen 212©110
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CM-D: Dynamic Combat

Choreographed Movements: CM D

Dynamic Combat by switching between attackers

In this CM, we cover building a dialog between 2 opponents. By switching who is the attacker, we build a simple choreography movement that allows 2 players to trade strikes rather than 1 player doing all the attacks. By incorporating sections of previous CMs, we build a dialog that switches between CM-A, CM-B and CM-C. CM-D introduces two 2 elements:

  1. Thrusts noted by a 0 (zero) in the notation.
  2. Unconventional Blocks by introducing an alternative angle to a block.

Telegraph: Reverse Flourish
Lumina Score: 3

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CM-C: Completes

CM-C: Completes & Complete Across ©

A Complete is a wide arc swing that flows through uninterrupted. A Complete Across is when you commit a wide arc swing at a particular target point but move parallel to the ground. Completes and Complete Across we note with a © symbol meaning that the swing is not interrupted and moving across parallel to the ground. In this lesson, we cover 1©, 5©, 12©.

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CM-B: Angle attacks

CM-B: Angle attacks

This lesson highlights targets 2-10-4-8 and are all the 4 points for CM-B. Choreographed Movements are a unique feature of the SaberCraft Saber Combat-Choreography system. By combining various combinations of sequences, one could choreograph a fight very easily. These choreographed movements are a part of the LUMINA Saber Games TM developed by SaberCraft.

Telegraph: Palm pointed out at your opponent, All fingers pointing up (ASL-B)
Lumina Score: 2

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CM-J: Inverted Grip

CM-J is an easy saber choreography for duelists to develop battling using an inverted grip. This CM allows Lumen A to focus on using an inverted grip and gives the option of having Lumen B either use standard grip or inverted group to make it a dazzling fight. CM-J is worth 2 points in LUMINA. To learn its notation and more about the SaberCraft system, please visit


Lumen A 3 11P 1P 7P 3P-Spin 3 5P 9P 3P 7P 11P
Lumen B Ig 3P Ig11 Ig1 Ig7 Ig3-Spin  Ig 3P  5  9 3 7 11
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Founder, Instructor Alfred Smith


Alfred Smith, Founder, Saber Instructor - Level 3

Alfred Smith is one of South Florida original LED saber instructors and helped define the local saber scene. Originally a student of Aikido and a Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT200), Alfred was teaching Yoga in South Florida. In his early roots, he studied and taught NCSCS system in the first LED saber club of South Florida he founded called the Magic City Knights. The MCJ was a group that would do public performances and a core group of Star Wars fans that put on shows and taught the public saber combat basics.

In 2016, Alfred opened rebuilding the saber combat system from scratch. He created the LUMINA notation system (originally 'Temporal" notation system) for the purpose of building a framework for the language and notation of saber combat choreographies. Built around the image of a clock, it made the system easy to understand globally to all cultures. LUMINA also introduced the idea of putting together a series of attack and defenses in a small bite-sized patterns that make choreographies easier to learn. This innovative form of patterns applied to saber choreography stems from roots in katas for Karate and Yoga vinyasa.

Alfred was co-founder of Saber Guild: Dagobah Temple of South Florida and has written, performed and coordinated a variety of events for the organization. Alfred participates with our sister organization, the Saber Legion, at their local saber chapter meets.

In 2018, Alfred worked with members of SaberCraft to define a new aspect of instruction and mastery in a sport titled "Lumina" that helps saber students take their saber abilities to the next level. Half choreography based on the CMs and half improvisation where the CMs can be re-arranged on the spot - LUMINA is the world's first saber choreography game that can be played and adapted to any other saber club system.

Alfred continues teaching at in Miami and works with local non-profits and municipal parks to get SaberCraft to the community.

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