1. This is Alain Bloch, head instructor for the Golden Gate Knights.
Bloch ® assists student Chandra Gilmore (L) with her lightsaber.
2. The Knights were formed in 2011 to teach Star Wars fans “saber choreography, spins, flourishes and a whole lot more.”
3. Each class includes stretching and warmups, meditation and teachings of the NCSCS (Novastar and Caine’s Saber Combat System), a choreography program developed by Knights cofounder Matthew Carauddo.
Instructors Bloch ® and Frank Knight (L).
4. The three-hour class is $10 and open to all people over the age of 13.
(L-R) Students Chandra Gilmore, Carol Wong and Ernesto Altamirano look on during a demonstration.
Julio Reyes practices combat moves.
Reyes (L) and Ron Nixon ®.
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