Star Wars fans use lightsabers to battle stress and the ‘Dark Side’ in latest mindfulness craze
STAR Wars fans are battling it out with lightsabers in the latest mindfulness craze — to stop stressed wannabe Jedis going over to the Dark Side.
Martial arts expert Dave Holden, 45, believes his school is the first combat class of its kind, and it’s attracting dozens of devotees.
SWNS:South West News Service Martial arts expert Dave Holden, 45, believes his school is the first lightsaber combat class of its kind[/caption]
He spends his Wednesday nights teaching his “padawans” and says the discipline is “akin to dance”.
Each Sabre Masters Combat class starts with a mindfulness session to help the students relax to help them cope with the stresses of modern life.
Jedi wannabes then duel with the weapons — made from polycarbonate tubes with a light inside — in a hall in Sileby, Leics.
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Dad-of-two Dave, a cyber security analyst, said: “It’s like medieval swordplay.
“You’re spending the time thinking about yourself and relaxing mind and body.
“It’s all about control of your mind — just like a Jedi would. It can be quite a spectacle.”
SWNS:South West News Service Jedi wannabes then duel with the weapons — made from polycarbonate tubes with a light inside[/caption]
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