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The Lightsaber Fight Club is a greater St Louis area group focused
on teaching the principles of swordplay and having some fun while we’re at it!

Light Saber Fight Club

Introduction – How To Join – Fees & Dues – Tournaments

Introduction

Hello! So you’re interested in the Light Saber Fight Club, huh? Well, as it says above, we’re a group of friends who started the club up early 2013 out of a love of Star Wars and (for some of us) Cosplay. We also work with basic choreography and swordplay practice using plastic & metal lightsabers built for sparring.

Becoming a Member

Joining up is easy! Please visit this page for more info and to download a printable release form.

 

Fees & Dues

As with nearly all clubs, this one comes with fees to help with things like tournament prizes, saber repair, and hopefully getting a booth at a future convention.

NEW MEMBERS
For new members, you’re first session is on us unless it is one of the seasonal tournaments.

REGULAR FEES & DUES

  • $1.00 per training session
  • $5.00 per monthly challenge
  • $10.00 per seasonal tournament ($5.00 if ineligible for the Grand Prize)

IF YOU DO NOT OWN A LIGHTSABER
Wear and tear on a saber adds up. They are not delicate, but still break down and require maintenance. If you are borrowing a saber for a session (especially if combat is involved) we ask but do not require that you chip in a bit to its owner. Suggested amounts are as follows:

  • $2.00 for stunt sabers
  • $4.00 for FX sabers or staff sabers
  • $8.00 for FX staff sabers

Keep in mind when borrowing a saber that you are, in fact, using someone else’s property. Damage from gross negligence or misuse may require you to reimburse the owner for the cost of repairs or even a new saber. There’s a difference between normal wear & tear and smacking a saber hard against a concrete parking lot. Please be responsible.

The Factions

The Lightsaber club is host to three different factions, though all members are expected to stay friendly and keep piece. The factions are for fun, and while they may be against each other during tournaments and some games, there is no contest or true rivalry between them. We are all friends, and that is expected to remain.

JEDI
This group belonged to Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan in the movies. As such in the movies, it is the light side of the force. The labeled good of the galaxy. They are a source of peace and justice in the universe. They are to use their strength to defend and protect. A Jedi does not let themselves fall prey to emotion, and attempt to keep calm and focused at all times.

There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no death, there is the Force.
—The Jedi Code

SITH
The Sith you may know the most is Darth Vader, however the Sith order is far larger. In the movies they are the dark side of the force. They are chaos, taking to concepts such as passion and continuing to push every boundary. They strive for power.

Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.
—The Sith Code

GREY
The grey are those who walk in-between both religions, though may belong to either at any point. They are those who believe not in hiding their emotions nor do they wish to gain power by any means.  Both the Jedi and Sith codes mean little to them, and have no official one of their own. They seek balance in all things.

 Currently, our factions are fairly balanced between Jedi and Sith, with the Grey filling in where needed to keep teams in check. Again, despite the various factions, the key is to have fun. We don’t tolerate sore losers or bloated winners.

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