If you see a group of Jedi battling around the Greater Seattle-area, you’re not dreaming… or in a galaxy far, far away.
The Saber Guild - Light City Temple is a choreography and performance group that puts on Star Wars performances.
“We practice, we learn how to act, we learn how to do stage combat,” said Chrissy Morse. “Everybody has kind of their own style, and way to make their fighting unique.”
In fact, the non-profit organization was officially recognized by the Lucas films to dress as the movie’s characters.
The group gets together and practices every Thursday.
“It’s a club and it’s a hobby,” said Leighton Olive. “I wouldn’t necessarily classify it as a sport. I mean, it’s definitely physical [though], we try to push our members to up their game.”
For a taste: a sequence the group uses frequently is called “eights” because it consists of eight simple strikes. They say it takes only a couple of minutes to learn.
The Saber Guild - Jet City Temple is available for performances and appearances. All the money they raise goes to charities, including Ronald McDonald House and the Make a Wish Foundation.