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
Master Ma Yue leads the TPLA group through the basics of Duan Bing The weekend of February 23-24, we had a special event here. My teacher, Master Ma Yue of Ma Family Tongbei, came in to town to teach a group of individuals the basics of the game of “Duan Bing” or short weapon combat.… Continue reading Duan Bing with Master Ma Yue
https://vimeo.com/318413258?fbclid=IwAR2U7_LcAKcULMeYf5vCJUu3zSZ2bTojFIdbqzhTTRq9xswwHiOre9oUX5k Thats right! Lightsaber fencing is now an official sport in France! And it is the brain child of TPLA Knight instructor, Darth Cervall (aka Cedric Giroux)! Cedric has based his system of Lightsaber Sport on the TPLA system of training and safety. We are excited to see more of this system in action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh8ZdrK3qOo&t=25s… Continue reading Lightsaber is an official sport in France! (and it’s inspired by TPLA!)