Calling all Star Wars nerds! It’s time to get off the couch, pick up your lightsaber, and book a flight to France!
France’s fencing federation has officially recognized dueling as a competitive sport. Duelists battle in very physical 3-minute bouts. The French Fencing Federation is in support of the sport as it sees it as a good way to get people off the couch. It’s now equipping fencing clubs with lightsabers and training for would-be lightsaber instructors.
Not just for "Star Wars" anymore — the French fencing federation has officially recognized lightsaber as an actual sport. Here are the rules, designed for duels worthy of any action scene. @johnleicester: https://t.co/yEzs1sBqOJ pic.twitter.com/Z1TxLDCCj7
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