Lightsaber dueling is now recognized as official sport

Calling all Star Wars nerds! It’s time to get off the couch, pick up your lightsaber, and book a flight to France!

France’s fencing federation has officially recognized dueling as a competitive sport. Duelists battle in very physical 3-minute bouts. The French Fencing Federation is in support of the sport as it sees it as a good way to get people off the couch. It’s now equipping fencing clubs with lightsabers and training for would-be lightsaber instructors.