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