France Embraces​ The Force

photo of boys fighting with swords

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From the French saber to the lightsaber??

Ok,  France is known for the Eiffel Tower and some of the best food on the planet…although I wouldn’t know that last bit since I’ve never been to France.

Side note, would anyone eat a snail? Have you? Were you ever in France and that’s where you ate the snail? Let us know what it was like in the comments down below. We promise not to judge.

Anyway… I have never been to France, and it shows. But I came across something in the news that really caught my attention. France has recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport. No, I am not making this up. France has made many science fiction fans’ dreams come true when they announced this.  Now, before you go off saying, “oh it’s just a bunch of French kids larping,” it’s real! France’s Fencing Federation has officially recognized it as a legitimate sport.

Honestly, I think as odd as this sounds, it could be fun. I mean, most of us growing up have had mock lightsaber fights with our friends growing up. So, that means…I have been training since I was little…

Getting back on track, as much as I want to make a joke about this, I…I really can’t. They even have a site for their religion.

I guess there is no really funny take on this for me. Now, if you will excuse me, I have to go charge my lightsaber and book a ticket to France.




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