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Lightsaber dueling now a recognized sport in France; here’s how filmmakers craft a person’s life into a feature film

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Here’s what you need to know:

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If you’re one with the force, get excited. France now recognizes lightsaber dueling as an official sport.

The decision was made by the French Fencing Federation, putting lightsaber dueling in the same caliber as blades used by Olympic fencers. The federation will begin supplying fencing clubs with lightsabers and instructors can specifically be trained to wield those new weapons.

The decision considered the fact that dueling of any sort can be extremely physical. The federation hopes that this decision will help connect modern technology and culture with the art of fencing.

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