Born in Italy in 2006, sporting light saber combat is an original new sport designed around the light saber. In a desire to create an unprecedented discipline, the three founding Masters of LudoSport put together their experiences in sports, martial or armed combat sports, in search of elements that could be used to create a fundamentally innovative technique.
The development of this new sport started from the weapon itself: a blade with virtually no weight, with a 360° cutting edge, able to cut through any material except for another blade, gives a sword with a balance that is different from anything that exists (with the full weight concentrated in the handle), and that leaves no opportunity to protect the hands (no tsuba, crossguard or quillon…).
Sporting light saber combat as the Founding Masters imagined it is a mix between sport and pleasure. To symbolise this, they chose the name “LudoSport“: “Ludo-” (from latin “ludus”, meaning “game, fun”) was an ideal prefix for the word “sport”. LudoSport is an international franchise, implemented in ten countries so far. This means that all LudoSport students around the world follow the same progression path and can meet to share the same passion.
While it may be a simple hobby for some, for others, LudoSport can also be a competitive sport. Every year, the various LudoSport structures (clans, schools and academies) organise their tournaments with the goal to reach the international tournament, bringing together athletes from around the world, in the spirit of our motto: One Name One Sky.