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Star Wars-inspired lightsaber duelling club looks for Halifax members – Nova Scotia

Star Wars-inspired lightsaber duelling club looks for Halifax members – Nova Scotia

A Halifax-area high school drama teacher “who grew up on Star Wars” plans to launch a lightsaber club where budding Luke Skywalkers can gather to do battle.

Erik Bauckman says the lightsaber represents the epitome of sci-fi fantasy weaponry.

“When you press a button, a beam of plasma energy just kind of comes out of it that can’t be cut by anything and will cut through anything except another lightsaber blade,” said the Bedford resident.

Part of the appeal in starting the club is the exercise component. The 41-year-old Bauckman says he is not a fan of going to the gym, but would be ready for a lightsaber fight at any moment.

“I’m never going to say, ‘Oh, well, you know, I don’t want to go and take a plasma sword and go and beat someone up with it,'” he said.

Bauckman hopes to affiliate the club with Saber Legion, which bills itself as “a worldwide saber club, with a focus on saber combat and sparring.” He hopes to use Legion’s training resources to help members learn and perfect their lightsaber skills.

 

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