If MLG can happen, why not a major Saber group?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BlitzGuard, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. BlitzGuard

    BlitzGuard Member

    I love how this mixes fantasy with real world marital arts. I don't care what people say, it is cool as heck!

    So with that being said, if video gaming can become popular enough to have MLG, why not saber arts!?
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  2. DarkS1de

    DarkS1de Member

    I never thought if it like that but I would like to add in something else...
    Things like LARPing and other role-playing have such huge numbers now and this isn't even "fake" or "role-playing"
    It is actual martial arts that has a theme, that is how I explain it anyways. I don't see why it can't or wont take off, specially with the newer movies coming out.
  3. FangArt3

    FangArt3 Member

    Don't be shocked when it happens! So many people are getting hip to it.
  4. CareyMartell

    CareyMartell Administrator Staff Member

    There are many attempts to do tournaments, most of it local. There is a group pretty well organized called Ludosport which has competitions that seem to have a ruleset similar to SCA bouting (Society for Creative Anachronism), although I'd prefer something more aligned with how HEMA does their tournaments.

    The hobby is developing so we will see where it goes!
  5. DarkS1de

    DarkS1de Member

    I am sure there will eventually be broadcasted tournaments. I have seen them online and have seen plenty of videos of people who are starting up clubs and classes.
  6. JediBeth

    JediBeth Member

    I think this will be something that will actually take off in Japan then become a known thing over here... Just like them Pokemon tournaments. They were HUGE in Japan for years before they became a huge deal here.
  7. FrankZ78

    FrankZ78 Member

    I actually saw someone on Reddit mentioning a place in his area that does hold tournaments and winners get paid cash. First place is $5,000! I hope to see more of these popping up.
  8. DarkS1de

    DarkS1de Member

    No doubt! They always get the ball rolling for the nerdy things we love in America. Though this isn't "nerdy" to me, I know a lot of people view it that way.
  9. BlitzGuard

    BlitzGuard Member

    I'd like to think of it as more than a hobby at this point. It can be a great way to not only get in shape but have your body preform at a better rate. I read all kinds of people saying it increases flexibility and even reduces pains.
  10. JediBeth

    JediBeth Member

    Yeah it isn't "nerdy" to me either. I don't know what it is about Japanese culture but I have always loved it.
    They also seem to invest a lot of time into things that I enjoy as well. They really do focus on being a kid at heart and I love that!
  11. DarkS1de

    DarkS1de Member

    The way I see it is that this type of "hobby" will eventually become a competitive sport by a large scale.
    It just takes time. I bet we will be hearing about it more mainstream with in the next 2 years.
  12. bK4n3

    bK4n3 Member

    If you ask me it will. It will take time but if something like video gaming can be a sport, there is no reason why this can't!
  13. DarkMinx34

    DarkMinx34 Member

    It took MLG many many years to be taken THAT serious and still so many people laugh at them. I can't see this being on that level for many years. Not to be a party pooper but it is hard to have a collective league of anything.
  14. Shad0w

    Shad0w Member

    From what I read, MLG is going to be taken to the next level in that it is likely going to become a professional sport in the future. I read about it on Forbes. I hope enough groups push to make this professional too.

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