Yo Star Wars fans! Lightsaber dueling is officially a sport

Gelo Lasin

We’re low-key taking small steps to becoming a full-fledged Jedi.

France’s fencing federation has officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport, meaning all those years of us doing our best Darth Vader impersonations weren’t in vain.

According to the rules, two players will try to hit each other within a circle marked in tape. Each body part has a corresponding point, with a head or body hit equaling to five points, leg or arm for three, and the hand for one.

The first one to 15 points, or whoever has the highest score in 3 minutes, wins.

Using The Force is also absolutely forbidden, partly because seeing a person move objects with their mind would cause everyone to lose their shit.

Becoming a Jedi, however, isn’t cheap. According to Mashable, one contestant spent $400 on the LED lightsaber and body armor.  Yikes!

Maybe that’s why Obi-Wan looked like a homeless hermit during his old age.

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