19 Photos From San Francisco’s Nerdtastic Lightsaber Choreography Class

The Force is strong with the Bay Area.

1. This is Alain Bloch, head instructor for the Golden Gate Knights.

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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.”

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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.

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Instructors Bloch ® and Frank Knight (L).

4. The three-hour class is $10 and open to all people over the age of 13.

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(L-R) Students Chandra Gilmore, Carol Wong and Ernesto Altamirano look on during a demonstration.

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Julio Reyes practices combat moves.

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Reyes (L) and Ron Nixon ®.

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