Kendo Lightsaber

First there was the Star Wars Kid, now these Kendo swordsman from Japan take lightsaber battles to the next level. For those unfamiliar with this sport, it’s basically a modern Japanese martial art descended from swordsmanship in which combatants use bamboo swords (shinai) and protective armour (bogu). Today, it is widely practiced within Japan and many other nations across the world. Continue reading to see the epic battle that ensued.

“The video, uploaded by YouTube user razziajazy, begins with the two combatants crouching down opposite each other, in the typical salute that precedes a kendo match. What’s slightly less traditional, though, is that instead of the unpainted wooden swords officially used in the sport, these two duelists are wielding brightly shining lightsabers,” reports RocketNews24