Silver Sabres Combat Academy in North London holds martial arts classes using LED lightsabers.
Participants engage in a form of combat which combines traditional methods and theatre.
“We’ve tried to create a place where people can come regardless of the styles that they might be familiar with and where they can continue their investigation of the truth of combat,” the Academy co-director and co-founder Faisal Ahmed Mian told Business Insider.
The classes are meant to teach discipline and mindfulness through physical exercise. They use a combat system called Eight Spheres Geometry.
“The system is universal. Boy or girl, big or small, old or young – it doesn’t matter. The system will adapt for the individual,” said Mian.
The lightsabers were specifically designed for the class as a safer alternative to traditional combat swords. They are made from hollow polycarbonate and aluminium, and the starting price for one is £100.
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