In Paris, a gym offers lightsaber lessons
In Paris, science fiction fans can try out a new sport: lightsaber. In just one lesson, they can become the hero of their favourite fantasy saga!
Star Wars fans who dream of becoming Jedi apprentices can work out in Paris by taking lightsaber fencing lessons, a sport that came into existence back in 1997 in the United States.
In the tenth arrondissement, a specialist gym offers lightsaber lessons. The gym offers seven different levels, adapted for each age group.
The gym also offers lightsabers to participants, although they can bring their own gear should they choose.
Far from being a simple hobby, lightsaber fencing is a real combat sport: it’s inspired by fencing and kendo. It allows people to work on their concentration, their teamwork and their reflexes.
This way of getting fit while having fun has really taken off, given that the classes are packed… but that hasn’t stopped the staff spreading the word with exhibitions in public.
Sport Saber League
46 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin