Greetings all! It has been quite a month thus far hasn't it? As COVID-19 rages across the world, many us are now sheltered or quarantined in place. That often means limited space for activity, especially weapon based martial arts. But fear not! There are still many things one can do to honor ones skill while… Continue reading Saber workout for quarantined saberites!
Greetings all! We have our next video on the official FFE rules for Lightsaber combat that we are going to be certifying people in starting this year. This video talks about some of the common questions folks have concerning the unique rule of "arming". Arming is not done in other forms of lightsaber sports. This… Continue reading The Finer Points of Arming: ASL-FFE Lightsaber Sport
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