VICE News looks inside the fast-growing lightsaber fencing scene that’s taking off in France. Recently, the French Fencing Federation decided to update the ancient sport…

 

For the first time ever, they allowed official use of lightsabers as a weapon. Special rules, points systems and guidelines were issued on just how to use lightsabers in lieu of real fencing swords. The idea is to attract more people to the sport by keeping up with modern trends.

The decision hasn’t been made without controversy though, with lots of traditionalists saying that the move is too pandering to trends and takes away from the original sport. Known as one of the classiest sports in the world, some fencers say that using lightsabers is not what fencing is embarrassing and too trendy. Either way, we think it looks really fun! If you do decide to try it out for yourself, may the force be with you…

Lightsabers|VICE News|Sports

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