A conversation that seems to come up from time to time in martial art circles especially in weapon and fencing based arts, is the issue of realism in sport and sparring. We all want to be practicing real techniques and methods that work and will serve us in what ever goals we have in the… Continue reading Of Rules and Realism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y35IY8I-pDo An example of match play using the FFE rule set. Here it is! We have finally have some good examples of the rules for the French Federation of Fencing Lightsaber competition. This is of course the system that our own Cedric Giroux produced for the FFE and recently made the news. Ever since then,… Continue reading The French Rules in Action!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lNRNtw3zWw The live broadcast of the Symposium. Symposium 2019 This past weekend we held out 2019 Seven Forms Symposium. This year was very special in that we met in real life and in real time to exchange skills ideas and produce something new. This we also had the honor of hosting one of the founders… Continue reading Seven Forms Symposium 2019
Translators preface The following document is taken from an extant copy of a volume supposedly dating from the Old Republican period. It is titled “Of the Unity of the Grid and the Circle.” The original text is in some manner of Corellian, an antecedent of Basic. The text consists of a series short explanatory poems.… Continue reading Soresu: Of the Unity of the Grid and the Circle. Book 1
It is finally here! The English Translation of the rules for Lightsaber Sparring in France! You may download them in PDF form below. You may also view them as images on our Facebook Page. The First booklet is the rules for competitors. The second is for judges and arbitration. Please feel free to take a… Continue reading The French Rules for Lightsaber Sparring!!!
Symposium 2019 2019 marks the 7th year of TPLA. Since seven is such an iconic number in our circles, we have decided to take this as a cue to rebrand a bit, improve the content and bring this activity into more varied and interesting realms. As such this years Symposium will kick off the banner… Continue reading Symposium 2019 and the General’s Return Fund
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgswUijRROE Ataru: Formula (please reference this video with the text) Ataru is a much storied Form and Formula. It is desired by so many and ridiculed by the same number. There are those who wish to achieve its feats of acrobatics and flash. It represents aggression, something that emboldens the novice with thoughts of super… Continue reading Ataru: Formula of Attack