Star Wars isn’t just a series of blockbuster movies, it’s also becoming a popular sport.
And it’s all thanks to a group of Twin Cities fans. Once a week, members of the Saber Legion meet to show off their martial arts and light saber skills.
“It probably takes me 15 minutes to get all geared up. There are a lot of layers,” said Charley Cummings.
For Charley, what he’s about to do is well worth the time and the layers.
“These are actually street hockey pads. A lot of us wear lacrosse gloves. I wear lacrosse gloves. Things like that,” said Charley, who also wears gear around his midsection to avoid injury. “It’s in a sense to protect us big, round guys. Keep the love handles safe.”
He’s keeping his love handles safe from a fighter armed with a light saber.
“We are a sport dedicated to the iconic weapon called a light saber,” said Terry Birnbaum.