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Official: STAR WARS THREAD. These are the droids you're looking for. **WARNING MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

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modern fencing = normal sport
historical fencing = dorky without saber maybe
 

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Just saw a blurb on FB that filming wrapped on XI
 

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Impressive if true, but that seems... unlikely.







;-)
 
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Definitely typo'd roman numerals, guys. So sue me.
 

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I tried to start a fencing club at grad school. Couldn’t get people to show up. Had a badass name, though. “Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet.”
 

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How do people look at (modern) fencing in Europe? Does it have the nerdy/effete connotations that it does in the US, or is it just a normal sport?
They've taught lightsaber classes at my wife's old fencing club for years. They also have regular Magic: The Gathering nights. Her current coach has very impressive board game and graphic novel collections. It is absolutely the sport for nerds and UMC misfits, at least in the US. Helps if you're tall, too.

Side note: I saw a segment on the news tonight about something called "battle swords" where they dress up in police riot gear, hockey masks, and hockey gloves, and beat the shit out of each other with wooden swords. The goal is to break some "crystals" attached to the riot armor. Seems kind of like laser tag x fencing. Definitely not as elegant or civilized.

I tried to start a fencing club at grad school. Couldn’t get people to show up. Had a badass dorky name, though. “Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet.”
FTFY.
 

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Side note: I saw a segment on the news tonight about something called "battle swords" where they dress up in police riot gear, hockey masks, and hockey gloves, and beat the shit out of each other with wooden swords. The goal is to break some "crystals" attached to the riot armor. Seems kind of like laser tag x fencing. Definitely not as elegant or civilized.
Talking about 'not civilized' I gotta link this, this is can't be really considered fencing though, but sort of fun to watch

 

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Rumor is Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm are going to officially start production on his Trilogy soon. Can’t wait for these and to start hearing details about what his trilogy will be about.
 

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So how long before we see lightsaber fighting as an Olympic sport? Bound to be more entertaining then curling or powerwalking.
 

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And replace the stupid decathlon with Hunger Games.
 

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