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Introduction to Light Saber Combat

In this course, we explore what combat with a light saber would look like by combining historical sword fighting and the unique physics of this fictional weapon
Dan Burns
118 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 24 learners
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60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 3 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

I have been teaching historical swordsmanship for almost a decade and have developed this curriculum over the course of several years. I am a member in good standing of the HEMA Alliance, an educational non-profit service organization for the Historical European Martial Arts community; dedicated to freedom and variety in the pursuit of Historical European Martial Arts study, developing and publishing curricula and original research, forging bonds with educational institutions, and support of HEMA research and teaching. I strive to base all of my classes on a strong historical base utilizing primary sources and experimental archeology.
Students will be asked to practice footwork and striking drills on their own time between classes
This class can be done without a practice light saber, but a foam sword or other substitute is recommended.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
This is an active class. Students will need a clear safe space to move around in, loose fitting clothing, and proper footwear.


Dan Burns
Lives in the United States
Sword fighter, living history actor, and educator
118 total reviews
76 completed classes

About Me

​I have been sword fighting professionally for 7 years as an instructor, entertainer, and educator. I studied History at Southern New Hampshire University, and have performed on stage, film, tv, and in person all over the country! 

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