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The French Fencing Federation has recognized lightsaber fighting as a legitimate sport, using polycarbonate replicas with rigid LED lights. The goal is to promote physical activity, following basic fencing rules with the first fighter to 15 points winning the match. Fencing originated in Spain and was one of the first sports in the modern Olympics. Lightsabers used in matches emit sounds similar to those in Star Wars movies.

In a galaxy not so distant, lightsaber fighting has become a legitimate sport. Earlier this year, the French Fencing Federation officially recognized the Star Wars-fueled fascination with high-tech laser light duels, by endorsing events in which participants use “blades” made of polycarbonate lightsaber replicas. rigid LED light. The goal is to get people off the couch and into more physical activity. Lightsaber duels follow the basic rules of fencing, awarding points for contact with the opponent. The first fighter to 15 points wins the match.

By the way, Star Wars fans:

Fencing is thought to have originated in Spain, but the mechanics of the modern sport began in the 18th century in an Italian fencing school.
The three disciplines of modern fencing are foil, epee and sabre. Fencing was one of the first sports contested in the modern Olympics.
“Fencing” lightsabers feature computer chips in the hilt that emit a throaty rumble when wielded during a match, much like the air-slicing sounds from epic battles from the Star Wars movies.

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