I’m impressed that the lightsabers survive.
This is a companion piece to the bowl and squeak hammer kendo [stderr]
They’re really going for it, which is great, especially since the lightsabers are making all the correct sound-effects.
Michelle Smith has a bunch of tutorials for how to spin a bo staff (long staff) and she does one applied to lightsabers. I’d forgotten how shabby the action in Star Wars is. Remember when Ben Kenobi turns his back on Vader when they are dueling? I don’t think you do that in any form of kenjutsu or battojutsu – it’s just too slow to rotate a whole body.
If you’re going to carry a lightsaber, the way of the sword you must study. She has a good method in her other videos of breaking a move into slow components that you speed up until it comes out right. At least nobody loses a hand if they get it wrong.