Lightsaber Class 2008

Discussion in 'Calgary, AB' started by DrHaggis, Jan 19, 2008.

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  1. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    Sep 7, 2004
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    As many of you know we offer Lightsaber classes as part of our Fanforce activities.

    We have some room, so we are putting out the call for new members.

    The class outline includes:
    Stage combat vs the "real thing"
    10 basic directions of attack
    10 basic directions of movement
    7 basic fighting stances
    Blocks - parries - dodges
    Psychological as well as physical strategies
    Combat in relation to the Jedi code

    Classes are from 10:30 to 11:30, Saturday mornings at a martial arts school in the north east quadrant.

    The fee is $10 per class.

    The instructor has 20+ years of Shaolin training and experience with other styles including Medieval / Renaissance sword.

    If you are interested in taking this fun class, let us know!
  2. echosevin Force Ghost

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    Mar 7, 2005
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    I can't stress enough how much fun and exciting this class is. Please do consider joining if you'd like to learn more about the 'art of the blade' :cool:
  3. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    Sep 7, 2004
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    I'm curious why there seems to be little response to this.

    Is it the time/day that makes it tough for people to come out? Is it the material?

    If you are interested in taking this class, but only if it was a different time/date please post here with times you could make it. If there is significant demand we can definitely try to schedule additional classes to suit more people.

  4. Magpie Jen Jedi Knight

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    Dec 19, 1999
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    You know for me it is the day or I'd be back in a heartbeat. Most weekday nights (except Friday, and currently Mondays - but if I had sabre I wouldn't pick dance classes that were on the same night) would be better. Weekends have proven too hard for me to keep up.
  5. Starkiller77 Jedi Knight

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    Dec 29, 2005
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    The day/time is the issue for me as well. Monday, Wednesday or Sunday nights would be awesome.
  6. Thoneon Jedi Knight

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    May 15, 2007
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    i would like to go just need location time and what to bring
  7. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    Sep 7, 2004
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    Looks like we have some renewed interest in this Class!

    Class is from 10:30 to 11:30. PM me for the address.

    You will need:

    - 4 foot maple dowel. The diameter is about an inch. These are available from Windsor Plywood for about 5$

    - Indoor shoes. Workouty type clothing

    - Your enthusiasm
  8. STDSwitchblade Jedi Padawan

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    May 23, 2008
    I will be there with bells on!
  9. SithInKnots Jedi Padawan

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    May 23, 2008
    Looking forward to this!
  10. Thoneon Jedi Knight

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    May 15, 2007
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    just want to say that i had fun at the class well worth going to
  11. Reilong_Dri Jedi Padawan

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    Apr 28, 2008
    Looks like I will have to change my work availability after all sounds like it could be fun! Guess who would be most likely to cut off their own foot with a lightsaber! That would be ME!
  12. Midi-Ree-Vess Jedi Padawan

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    May 1, 2008
    Id be there every weekend if I wasnt living in Med Hat. Ive done some Kendo but it is a somewhat limited style of swordplay... I'd really like to diversify a bit. I guess Ill have to try to get up there for a few Saturdays worth if I can get some time off since I think a own a few ten bucks'essessssz.

    Anyone seen or are making any online instructional videos? Im willing to trade for instructionals on how to turn your pc desktop or notebook(or tablet) into a mac... (would turning pc's into mac's be considered the "darkside" or "procurement of Imperial resources for personal enlightenment"?)... or hows about maybe "which" pieces of your dead pc can be used to build lightsaber replicas? (there the Force is with me again... I feel better now)
    Ree-Vess



  13. Talmerith Jedi Knight

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    Dec 2, 2005
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    I WANNA COME BACK!!!

    I've missed saber class so much, I'm sure I'm ridiculously behind now but I must do this again!
  14. Manu-Forti Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 10, 2005
    You have all been doing great over the last few weeks.
    Remember to do your Count Dooku homework for the July 5th class.
  15. petranef Jedi Padawan

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    May 20, 2005
    It's good to be back at class and get going again! Nice to see everyone. :)
  16. Thoneon Jedi Knight

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    May 15, 2007
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    ya class was fun as always
  17. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    Sep 7, 2004
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    I was a little sore after all those kicks. Good class!
  18. echosevin Force Ghost

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    Mar 7, 2005
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    Is Sifu actually teaching? Or is it still a 'practice' class? Saturday mornings have become tied up for me, but I might be able to make a class in August...
  19. petranef Jedi Padawan

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    May 20, 2005
    Sifu taught this past Saturday. :)
  20. petranef Jedi Padawan

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    May 20, 2005
    And today as well. Another great class.

    Test time is coming up!
  21. petranef Jedi Padawan

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    May 20, 2005
    Exciting new techniques learned today: "Eagle down the Stairs," and "Fish and the Fat."
  22. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    Sep 7, 2004
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    A reminder to all that there will be no lightsaber class on August 2 or August 30.

  23. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    Sep 7, 2004
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    I will not be at the lightsaber class for Saturday August 9th, due to the pre-screening of the Clone Wars.

    The gym will be open for practice, should you wish to use it.
  24. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    Sep 7, 2004
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    I'm sad to announce that the Calgary Fanforce Lightsaber Class is cancelled until further notice.

    After three years we had many students come and go and I hope everyone had a good time. However due to lack of attendance and loss of our practise space, we are unable to continue.

    May the force be with you.
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