Thank you for attending the first Lightspeed-saber Hangouts meeting. I hope to have these every 2-4 weeks, as needed. I will be working to make sure that you have what you need by the time we reconvene.
What is the goal of Lightspeed Saber League?
Our goal is to craft a kind of lightsaber fighting that is as realistic as possible, while preserving a sense of fun, competition, and safety.
Our mission statement adheres to the principles of a lightsaber as an unconventional and difficult weapon to wield. So while we are open to rules changes-- and are continually refining rules as you read this-- anything that turns the lightsaber into just another conventional weapon or discipline goes against our mission.
What is Lightspeed offering that other organizations aren't?
A format that allows for high speed and agility but still quite safe, without requiring months or years of training.
A format that can be practiced as a brutally efficient and realistic martial art at sparring meets, but also a stylish and spectacular sport at competitions.
A sleek design aesthetic based around the concepts of speed and flight, legally protected by our own trademark, with just enough homages to Star Wars to satisfy our nostalgia and nerd-dom.
We are business friendly, and believe strongly in mutual benefit.
A small investment into loaner equipment is a crucial step. Luckily, Lightspeed is very affordable.
Holding a public "lightsaber" event is a great way to bring people in. Even if not all attendees are interested in fighting, you will find the few that you need to get started.
Lightspeed is very safe for newcomers. As long as they follow the rules, they can be put into a friendly match very quickly.
Consensus seems to be that starting a base requires some documentation that will provide a starting structure. A manual is in progress!
In the meantime, the website now features a "HOW TO" section containing information on safety gear, sabers, basic techniques, the current rules, and our mission statement.
We do have referee manuals, but at this time these are proprietary. We will release them for the public in the very near future.