With a nod to Novastar and Ultrasabers, check out the link below:http://www.northfieldnews.com/news.php?viewStory=47482
I was inspired by Nova’s video last summer of the demo he did with a pack of Cub Scouts, and thought, “Now that looks like fun!” So in August I called a my friend here in town – a fellow SW geek I’ve known for over a decade – and asked her if she was interested. After a quick “yes”, I emailed the local Community Education programmer and asked her what she thought. She was very excited, and since it was too late for the fall program, we set it up for the winter program. Well, our first class was last Friday, and we have three more coming up in the next several weeks. It was a big hit! We’re using ten Ultrasabers Initiates (3 blue, 2 green, 3 red, 2 orange) for the participants. The reporter who did the story in the link wanted to take the class and do the story, but since it was full we had to over-roster. That meant my son came to be his partner. That’s them in the photo. My son is using his MR Construction Set and the reporter is using a Dominix that belongs to my co-teacher.
We taught them three sets of moves from the NY Jedi archives, as well as a modified version of Novastar’s ten attack zones/parries. At the end of the class we turned the lights off in the gym and everybody went nuts with all the swooshing colors! To cap things off, we gave them a certificate of acceptance into the Jedi Order. It’s proven popular enough that we’ll bring it back either in the summer or fall session. After all, we made the class cheap, and will only break even on the cost of the sabers with this first round of classes!
They were given a sheet with the Ultrasabers website, so Ultra, if you start shipping a large number of Initiates to southern Minnesota, it might not be that awesome new commercial you’re running!
My thanks to Novastar for the inspiration and to Ultrasabers for making a saber that’s just perfect for this sort of thing!
EDIT: Video added from the Feb. 27th class. That's my Padawan in costume roaming about!