https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hL3lUzlktM Greetings and Happy New Year from all of us at TPLA! It has been a big year here for us and we have been working behind the scenes all over the world. 2019 has been a year of changes, renewals, and challenges. But as we enter 2020, we are invigorated with a sense of… Continue reading Happy New Year!
Ok, so here is a quick rant dealing with some language stuff. It is short. Please bear with me for a moment. If you have seen the Mandalorian on Disney+ , you have no doubt fallen in love with the “secret” character revealed at the end of the first episode; an infant of the same race… Continue reading Why it is perfectly fine to call it “Baby Yoda”
Greetings all! Some of you may be wondering where i have been this past month and a half. This past October I had the pleasure and honor of teaching at the very first “International Lightsaber Workshop” hosted by the French Federation of Fencing (FFE). The weekend was long, hard, and one of the most enriching… Continue reading First International Lightsaber Fencing Workshop
Greetings! Here is a quick post so highlight our on going project to help General Sun bring his Djem So to life. Here is our first tutorial on the set. The first section is broken down into Sun's traditional instructions and then in our modern TPLA parlance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NbcPI87750 Here are the movments as stated by… Continue reading General Sun’s Djem So: Instructions on the first section
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bymIYBz0mxU The ASL-FFE sytem of Lightsaber combat is based around five core principles: Engagement Arming: Engagement Arming is an action which opens a "weapon phrase" and grants an attack priority before launching it at the opponent. This action is performed by bringing the entire hilt and blade behind the vertical midline of the body. This… Continue reading The Five Principles of Scoring: ASL-FFE
We have been focusing a lot on the French rules of late. For obvious reasons we have a large stake in the matter. Our Knight Cedric Giroux has created quite a thing and accomplished quite the feat getting it accepted in the FFE. We have our first workshop on this rule set Saturday June 22nd… Continue reading A tale of two rule sets.
Apologies for the lack of posts. Things are ramping up for summer. We have the Summer Workshop with Ma Yue in August, and many big things coming up in Fall. Stay tuned! Also, on June 22nd in Ann Arbor Michigan, we will hold our first workshop on the FFE Rules! We will go over arming,… Continue reading ASL-FFE rules: First workshop June 22