L.A. SOLO BEGINNER PRACTICE TOURNY

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L.A. SOLO BEGINNER PRACTICE TOURNY

Very excited about our upcoming SOLO beginner tournament! Expecting a really large turnout for this. Possibly our largest ever. It's thanks to TheKewer and reps from Art Crash, a cycling group in Los Angeles. $140 worth of prizes being given out, and we're all going to watch SOLO afterwards! No need to sign up. Just RSVP at the Facebook event.

We're including a free crash course in Lightspeed-saber fencing at 5:15 PM so come try it regardless of your skill or experience level. Plenty of equipment to borrow you're out of excuses. Just do it!

Where:
Cheviot Hills Tennis Center
2551 Motor Ave
Los Angeles, California 90064

Approximate schedule:
5:15 PM crash-course
6:00 PM tournament start
8:30 PM awards, prizes
9:00 PM group outing to see Solo!! (movie at 9:50 PM)

We'll be watching the movie at AMC Century City, digital. It's a good idea to buy your tickets ahead of time! We'll be packed around rows I, J, and K.

Schedule and divisions are subject to change.

(By the way, I know it says "beginner" but that's just to let people know it's geared toward initiates and padawans. There will be a separate division for knights.)

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SEQUENCE: AHSOKA I

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SEQUENCE: AHSOKA I

At Lightspeed Saber League we're constantly evolving. We're going to take our first foray into dual-wielding, what we refer to as "Tano"-class Lightspeed-saber fencing with this simple sequence teaching basic stances, guards, and…

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TECH: FOOTWORK

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TECH: FOOTWORK

Footwork is the foundation of all forms of fencing and combat. And even though it's something beginners start with, it is something to be refreshed and practiced by everyone at all levels, no matter the experience and no matter the weapon or…

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TECH: DEFLECTOR-1

Shield-1 and Deflector-1 are inextricably linked together and one is not effectively used without the other. Done well, Deflector-1 leads to a powerful counterattack. The auxiliary is mostly designed to loosen up your shoulders.

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TECH: SPLIT-SHIELDS

Shields-3 and 4 are rarely used by beginners and intermediates, even though they're among the first shields taught. Today's lesson is on split-shields, a modification that makes Shields-3 and -4 more useful in combat. Works best against taller opponents.

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SEQUENCE: CORUSCANT II

A continuation of the themes found in Coruscant I. We escalate the opening shield into a deflector for a much faster counterattack. Footwork is a bit more complex this time, featuring a spin-shield. Recommended you do not use a heavygrade blade unless you conduct your hook and low pommel-cut very slowly.

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