*ignights lightsaber*— Geek & Sundry (@GeekandSundry) February 18, 2019
Bring it on.https://t.co/8lkPwjMCce
Well, not cringeworthy in a "why can't I support a harasser, he's my friend" way, at least.
The Fencing Federation of France (say it 5 times fast) now recognizes lightsaber dueling as an official sport.
In an effort to help combat obesity in the country, fencing clubs now have "lightsabers" and training would-be lightsaber instructors with weapons that sound and feel like the "real" thing without the slicy-stabbyness.
There was a competition outside of Paris that drew nearly 40 supporters. Bouts are intended to last in 3-minute bursts.
Maybe they can work up to 20 to 30 minutes soon.