Rey I is our beginner-level dulon (self-practice sequence).

It has 28 steps and contains everything you need to know as a beginner Lightspeed-saber fencer (plus a little extra, to give you some idea of where you’re going with this as you advance in knowledge and skill). You should know each movement by name, how to perform it, and why. Highly recommended that you use both the video and the manual. Both are linked below.

Slightly outdated video but features voice-over and technical highlights.

Click to download the manual

Click to download the manual


  1. Std Stance / Tandem Guard

  2. Advance / Diving slash

  3. Advance / Diving slash

  4. Retreat / Deflector-3

  5. Retreat / Shield-3

  6. Retreat / Deflector-4

  7. Retreat / Shield-4

  8. Lunge / Straight cut

  9. Recover / Shield-5

  10. Fade / Diving sweep

  11. Inside-pivot / Diving sweep

  12. Slipcut

  13. Advance / Lateral slash

  14. Advance / Lateral slash

  15. Advance / Low lateral slash

  16. Advance / Low lateral slash

  17. Power-advance / Overhead strike

  18. Power-retreat / Pull (Sash guard)

  19. Lunge / Low lateral cut

  20. Recover/ High Deflector-3

  21. Shield-7

  22. Shield-8

  23. Shield-6

  24. Lunge / Flat sweep

  25. Supinate skyhook

  26. Pronate skyhook

  27. Spin-hook

  28. Standard stance / Forward guard


If you’d like your technique evaluated, film yourself from the side and the from the front, then provide us with the link(s). Please use a dedicated video platform if you can!