French Fencing Federation Recognizes Lightsaber Fighting As Official Sport, Plans Tournament, Aims To Have Added To Olympics

February 25, 2019

Because sometimes dreams really do come true, the French Fencing Federation has joined forces with the French Lightsaber Academy and announced it's official recognition of lightsaber fighting as a sport, has a tournament already planned, and hopes to have the sport added to the Olympics in the future. *swinging curtain rod* You're going down! Some basics about a fight:

Opponents face each other in a circular area and have to tap their competitor 15 times within three minutes...the head and body score five points, arms and legs are worth three points.

Oh man, I'm all over this. I've honestly never had a better reason to get in shape in my entire life. "I literally told you that you were going to die if you didn't." Whatever, doc. But do you think it'll ever actually make it as an Olympic sport? I mean, stranger things have happened. Granted not very many and I can't really think of any and I've spent the better part of an hour trying, but still. *throws light-up bouncy ball at opponent* Lightgrenade!

Keep going for a video news report of the action while i pray nobody tells Star Wars Kid about this so the rest of us competitors at least stand a chance.

Thanks to John DP, who agrees Quidditch is already well on it's way to becoming an Olympic sport.

  • Troy Crayson

    Seriously stop using that dang video!! It's years old and coruagraphed. That is not FFF saber dueling.

  • pseudo gamer

    still better then quidditch

  • lushkneebumbuild

    the french are just salty they never win at fencing, this is their stealth attempt to discredit fencing as a whole

  • Ron Jones

    Well choreographed fight scene, but ultimately horrible fighting. You can tell they are attacking each other's weapons instead of the opponent. And the spins and such, while common in the Star Wars universe, is also bad for fighting since it opens you up to more attacks.

  • GeneralDisorder

    The nature of light sabers requires that you must attack the weapon not the wielder.

    I mean, watch a fencing match. See how quickly points are scored. Then imagine a person turning to ash as soon as a point is scored in a fencing match.

  • Ron Jones

    In universe canon states that lightsaber combat originated from sword combat. It's been a while since I read up on it, but one of the 7 fighting styles that existed during the original trilogy specifically had moves designed to cut off the hands of your opponent. Attacking your opponents blade doesn't do much no matter if your blade is metal or plasma.

    Demonstration/movie fights tend to do the weapon attacking weapon style as it looks impressive and the fights last longer. In real martial arts, as you pointed out in the fencing, the fights happen quickly. Don't get me wrong, I love well done fighting demonstrations as much as the next guy, but there is a difference between demonstrations and survival fighting.

  • lushkneebumbuild

    the spins help you gather force energy around yourself

  • Douchy McDouche

    When cosplayers start taking themselves too seriously. What's next, Furries will demand to be added to LGBTQPEJX+?

  • lushkneebumbuild

    why not?dysphoria is dysphoria. so what if they feel like they should have a tail/muzzle instead of a penis/boobs

    it's unacceptable how hard the lgbtq shit on furries(way harder than normal people do), bad enough when they pushed out asexuals when they changed from lgbqa.

  • The_Wretched

    The Q can cover the furries.

  • Douchy McDouche

    Technically, the Q can cover them all but, you know, diversity is all the rage these days.

  • Deksam

    May the farce be with you.
    [This phase only mentioned once in this comment]

  • SmokeThatSkinWagon

    I might start watching the Olympics for this.


  • Eric Ord

    What about for all the cuet track & field grils?

  • lushkneebumbuild

    nah, canada is starting to let trans onto the girl's sports teams. only a matter of time before russia sees an easy way to claim all woman's medals with an entire team of burly transwomen (and the opposite for fielding a 14yearold physically female but identify as adult men's gymnastics team)

    soon only men will play in the olympics

  • Karl Miller

    Fake! You can totally tell this has been photoshopped because the shadows are all wrong.

  • infi_nitive

    And I'm not 100% convinced those lightsaber sounds weren't added in post.

  • nik

    Hey, you are no daisy.

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