Learn to be a Jedi Master with the Light Saber by learning Saber Combat!
I’m always looking for things to write about that I think are interesting and worth sharing. I came across a couple of guys who teach the art of Saber Combat! I don’t know about you but I deemed this interesting, worth sharing and just plain cool!
The guys in question are Matthew Carauddo, aka, “Novastar” and Mark Preader, aka, “Caine”. They are both co-founders of SaberCombat.com.
SaberCombat.com is a site dedicated to teaching you the art of L.E.D light Saber Combat in a safe, yet convincing way.
The site revolves around you learning the Jedi way by purchasing one of the NCSCS (Novastar and Caine’s saber combat system) DVD’s, created by the guys, themselves. However news, events and online videos are also available to view. Plus content and tools are being added all the time to help you on your way.
Matthew, or “Novastar” has over 15 years experience in the art of fencing and is a licensed instructor, has various martial arts under his belt and is an expert in the technique of staged combat.
He also trains in “Tricking“, (clicking this link will direct you to another awesome site created by a guy called Anthony Mychal who is an expert in physical culture), which aids him in his choreography when staging fight sequences.
He has used all these skills to choreograph numerous plays, plus live stage combat such as a series of shows called “Balance of Power“.
Mark, (Caine) contributes to the partnership with over 20 years experience. He is a six degree black belt in the “Ernie Reyes’ World Martial Arts Association system.” As well as this he is trained in multiple Japanese Kobudo weapons. He owns his own martial arts school and has been teaching the art since 1994.
His skills first came to light through YouTube tutorials on using LED sabers combined with martial arts. Basing his videos on the NY Jedi’s original interpretations, his tutorials have made him one of the most well-known authorities in the hobby.
Caine’s ultimate goal is to get people more interested in martial arts and feels this is a good way of achieving this.
When you watch the DVD’s it is evident the amount of effort and passion that goes into creating these spectacular tutorials. The guys write, choreograph, cast, direct and produce the videos themselves. Matthew builds all the saber props and designs and mixes all the vocals and sounds and does the editing too. This from a guy who claims he’s not even a true fan!
If you love Star Wars then you’ll love what these two have achieved, watch the video and then take a look around their site. With their help become a true Jedi Master!