You’d be hard pressed to find a Star Wars fan who doesn’t think the lightsaber is the coolest weapon in all of science fiction. The Empire Saber Guild is all about combining lightsaber performance with costuming. The group is recognized by Lucasfilm and, like the 501st and Rebel Legions, they’re not-for-profit. They perform around the world at conventions, sporting events, and even official Star Wars events. Yes, it’s awesome.
One of the especially cool parts is that they welcome new members to come in and train with a lightsaber in their New York location. They ask for a donation for the two hour session. I need to put this on my list for the next time I visit the city.
See more photos and a video of the group in action after the break.
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