Friday, May 20, 2005

Just for fun

Saw Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith last night. It was fun. I'm a big fan of any movie where a lot of stuff blows up. But in addition to explosions, this movie happens to have a lot of lightsaber fighting. And I find myself musing...There's a lot of lessons that fencers could learn from this movie. To save you the $8.50, I've compiled the following educational list:

Lessons Fencers Could Learn from Revenge of the Sith

  1. Billowy cloaks make any bout look more dramatic.
  2. Decapitation may seem like an exciting way to end a bout, but usually it's a decision that'll come back to bite you in the ass.
  3. Choosing a Sith Lord as your coach may seem tempting, but it's a slippery slope, my friend.
  4. Anger gives you focus and strength. Unfortunately it also leads to the Dark Side. But hey, it's your choice.
  5. If you are bouting on a narrow metal pipe hundreds of feet above a of river molten's a very important time to remember your footwork.
  6. If your opponent is a maniacal droid with four blades to your one, defense is a good strategy to start out with.
  7. When swinging your weapon around complicated computer consoles in a foreign language, be careful! Random keystrokes often trigger self-destruct sequences.
  8. Force Push is an effective way to maintain the proper distance. It's tricky to master though.
  9. Yield to the higher ground.
  10. Never underestimate a little guy. Especially not a little green one.

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