Marca Sport Weekend The founder of Ludosport in Spain gives a masterclass
DFrom the passion for the cinematrographic saga, martial arts and other combat specialties, ludosport arises, a sports discipline with laser swords.
This sport of the JedI came to Spain and specifically Madrid in 2015 due to the concern of two Star Wars lovers. “Suddenly there is Ludosport, a discipline that was born in Italy and that my partner Ricardo Navarro yam caught our attention, so we decided to set up an academy. We opened the first school in the country that now has more than 100 students, there are also in Barcelona and Len “, he explains Guillermo Serra, one of the founders of Ludosport Madrid and national coordinator.
A combat sport in which the swords are sound-emitting laser sabers that immediately take you back to the ‘Star Wars’ saga. An entire sport like any other organized with rules, referees, five ranks and seven levels but with peculiar characteristics.
Serra receives MARCA at one of the two academies in Madrid (Jernima Llorente) to give a masterclass and tell all the details about the operation of Ludosport. A demonstration of four of the seven ways of fighting that exist, because in Ludosport the style of fighting has a meaning.
Ludosprt is a sport where laser swords, lightsabers or long-length weapons are used, with an aluminum handle that transmits light and sound for all the movements we make. A sword that they can choose from when they rise through the ranks from novizio, initiator, scholar, cavaliere, to obtaining the title of master.
“Ludosport, just like fencing or another martial art, also has rules that must be applied in combat, in our case it is a valid headdress or an invalid headdress and” O “,” Y “are sung respectively”, explains the coordinator.
The Ludosport regulation is called ‘Incom‘, the judges who teach it, among other functions, determine who gets the point and assess the style of the fighter.
In this sport the art of chivalry stands out, with great influence from Star Wars. “The fact of declaring oneself when they have been touched that it is a point for the opposing combatant, reflects honesty and respect for the partner,” he testifies Guillermo who proudly reads the philosophy of this discipline with the spirit of the galaxy: “Our values are very important, they are based on the ‘SeCuRi’ philosophy of safety, care and respect.
Ludoesport and fencing
Ludosport is also known as sports fencing with lightsabers, in fact Serra claims to be in the process of federation: “We are in contact with the Royal Spanish Fencing Federation (RFEE) because we are a type of sword that can be part of the same sector and of course it could be an Olympic sport, the truth will be a dream to go to the JJOO “ and recognizes: “It is true that above all people who love the world come Star Wars But it is a sport like another that requires your training and physical effort. It is easy to start in any of our centers, in addition we provide the material, especially the swords, says Guillermo.
An original and striking discipline that wants to claim itself as a sport and asks more than ever that force be with it.