What martial art styles do you use for your lightsaber sparring?

Discussion in 'Lightsaber Sparring / Dueling' started by CareyMartell, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. CareyMartell

    CareyMartell Administrator Staff Member

    Do you spar with your lightsaber? If yes, please tell us what your martial art background is and which elements of these arts you have adopted for your lightsaber dueling.
     
  2. Chris_A

    Chris_A Member

    I took up a few classes in medieval sword-fighting. I am really fascinated by that time period and wanted to learn as much as I could about sword-fighting. Doing it with a lightsaber is really novel and a cool idea. Can`t wait to learn more here.
     
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  3. It depends on the form. ;)

    Shii-Cho: based on the teachings of Fiore deiLiberi, Pietro Monte and some techniques of the Bolognese Tradition and hispanic arts of fighting with the two-handed sword.
    Makashi: based on military epée and sabre-fencing of the 19th century. The forms of canefencing, which were derived from this, are also a main influence.
    Soresu: based on certain Italian forms of stickfighting (shepherds-staff, mostly).
    Ataru: based on French Canne de Cômbat techniques (including the Batôn, the two-handed staff).

    I think, Niman will be based on Bolognese techniques, mostly, especially the dual-wield part. I'm not sure about Shien, though.
     
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  4. Chris_A

    Chris_A Member

    Wow, really good comparison of traditional Star Wars forms and real life combat styles. Thanks for sharing this.
     

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