As a Light Sword Martial Artist: - There are many levels of mastery within our system and multiple paths you can take to get there. These are the Ranks you can earn in your time with us.

NOTE: Each LSMA Rank Is Repeated Per Individual Form. Only One Form Can Be Practiced At A Time.

Light Sword Martial Artist Are Not Permitted To Wear A Sash Which Represent A Form That They Are Not Ranked In.

Form l

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Form ll

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Form lll

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Form lV

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Form V

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Duel Wield

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Bo Staff

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Form Vl

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Form Vll

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Master

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NOVITIATE

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NOVITIATE

Form l, Form ll, Form lll, Form lV, Form V, Duel Wielding/Staff


From zero to understanding the basic strikes and footwork, this is where everyone starts from. There's a minimum of 8 consecutive weeks of training before Novitiate are allowed to be tested for eligibility to progress to their next level.

Novitiate will gain proficiency in 3 main areas per Form on their path to Apprentice:

• Basic strikes and attack combinations
• Basic footwork for attacks and evasion
• Basic combat tactics

LSMA FORM: I

WHITE SASH

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LSMA FORM: I

Style: Kenjutsu, Laido/Laijutsu

Focuses on using the katana, or some variation thereof (bokken, shinai, etc). In training, the sword positions must be exact, to the most extreme degree. Angles of the blade work, footing, body mechanics. All must be perfect to the millimeter. The training with a light sword, a weapon that can cut without a second though, should be taught similarly

LSMA FORM: I

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LSMA FORM: Il

YELLOW SASH

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LSMA FORM: Il

Style: Western Fencing

Form 2 is both flexible and direct. Very similar to western fencing and uses primarily one handed movements and focus on speed and accuracy. It deflects or redirects an attacker’s blade and is almost always on the offense. Never blocking attacks head on but removes obstacles in order to strike while parrying and continuing to move forward upon the opponent.

LSMA FORM: Il

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LSMA FORM: Ill

ORANGE SASH

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LSMA FORM: Ill

Style: Dao, Chinese Broadsword

Form 3 specializes in all around defense and blaster gun blocks. It has many circular and spinning blade moves and rear parries behind the back to cover all angles of defense.

The attacks are a combination of the previous forms with more influence from form 1.

LSMA FORM: Ill

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LSMA FORM: IV

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LSMA FORM: IV

Style: Wushu, Capoeira, Parkour

Form 4 is an acrobatic form that incorporates flips, rolls and complex dodging and attacking maneuvers.

Changing high and low levels drastically and uses off balanced moves similar to Drunken Fist to confuse and reach a target with greater length.

LSMA FORM: IV

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LSMA FORM: V

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LSMA FORM: V

Style: HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts), Kenpo, Jiu-jitsu, Ninjutsu

This form emphasizes a lot of power attacks and aggressive nature. A martial art that focuses on responding to an attack and using power to manipulate, disarm, and create an opening in the attacker's defense to incapacitate them.

This is the same criteria for (Form V), which requires power to manipulate and create an opening in the attacker.

LSMA FORM: V

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LSMA
DUEL WIELDING
BO STAFF

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LSMA
DUEL WIELDING &
BO STAFF

Style: Japanese Short And Long Sword, Kali (Escrima), Okinawan Bo Staff

Duel wielding form that combines techniques of sword, stick, knife and double blades staff movements of traditional martial arts to a fluid and efficient movement that strikes at all angles and covers the practitioner in a whirlwind of simultaneous attacks and defenses.

LSMA FORMS: DUEL WIELDING & BO STAFF

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APPRENTICE

LSMA FORM: Vl

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APPRENTICE: Form Vl

Style: Japanese Short And Long Sword, Kali (Escrima), Okinawan Bo Staff

(Intermediate Study) - Form l, Form ll, Form lll, Form lV, Form V, Duel Wielding/Staff


Since this form is a balance of all the previous forms and uses the most efficient moves of the older ones. It also incorporates double bladed sabers in either both hands or as a saber staff. Timing is the name of the game here, combatants in this rank should understand the flow of attacks and know when to attack in and out with fluid footwork.

Apprentices will gain proficiency in 3 main areas per Form on their path to Vindicator:

• Advanced strikes and attack combinations
• Advanced footwork for attacks and evasion
• Combat tactics and strategy

LSMA FORM: VI

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VINDICATOR

LSMA FORM: Vll

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VINDICATOR: Form Vll

Style: Jeet Kune Do, HEMA, Kenpo, Ninjutsu, Kali, Wushu, Broadsword, Fencing, Kenjutsu

(Advance Study) - Form l, Form ll, Form lll, Form lV, Form V, Duel Wielding/Staff


The most deadly of all forms. It pays no attention to defense but incorporates only the fastest and strongest moves into is arsenal. Also using off beat and unpredictable angles of attack. It seeks to overwhelm the opponent.

Mastery of Power, Speed and Weapon superiority in understanding the light-saber is one with you. The ability to be keenly aware of where your opponent and your opponent's weapon in space and time is a skill only acquired through hours upon hours of training.

Vindicator will gain proficiency in 3 main areas per form on their path to Paladin:

• Being aware of all attacks and combinations
• Close quarter footwork for attacks and evasion
• Power And Speed
• Specific combat strategy

LSMA FORM: VlI

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PALADIN

MASTER

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PALADIN

Total Mastery at all ranges is key at this level. All Paladin carry full certification in Induction, Intermediate & Advanced and are proficient in:

Mastery Of All 9 Ranks: Form l - Form Vll, Duel Wielding/Staff
• Mastery of attacks and combinations
• Close quarter footwork for attacks and evasion
• Close quarter combat
• Footwork Tactics
• Offensive & Defensive Tactics
• Advanced Tactics
• Empty Hands Self Defense Application

LSMA MASTER

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