Meet Boston Jedi – Boston Video



Meet Boston Jedi, a Boston-based lightsaber stage combat club that meets weekly to practice on MIT’s campus. Members of the club, which include MIT students and alumni, use lightsaber props to create visually engaging battle sequences to perform for audiences. Learn more about the club: www.bostonjedi.org

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  1. There's already such a school in Singapore though.
    And you should should check out Fencing Senior WC lightsaber show on youtube. High class af.
    Anddddd not trying to belittle this, maybe I am actually but it's damn cool… And rip me cuz I havent a lightsaber.

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  2. wow. i hope no one gets hurt. O.O

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  3. This being an MIT production, I was hoping for a demonstration of the latest DARPA funded, plasma powered, photon emitting, handheld, self-cauterizing, tool of "persuasion".

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  4. "Guys C'mon! Put us on youtube! That way we get more people!!"

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  5. 10th comment 300th view😮😮😮😮😮

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  6. I’m disappointed that this isn’t news that MIT has developed an actual lightsaber

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  7. You guys totally ignored my PHD thesis over Philosophical penetralia, but gave the go ahead on this huh….

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  8. When I was a kid, Chocos gave free Star Wars posters for each packet, but while buying it, as soon as I saw the packet, I thought they were going to give free "Lightsabers" itself!!! But when I got just a poster, I was feeling awkward!!! 😂 😂 😂

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  9. Uhhh maybe just stick to the thinking

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  10. I saw a ventress hilt. She's a Sith.

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  11. MIT is a family . It accepts those who fit in their family . Just like a team to play soccer. They do not only acquire best strikers but also best defenders and goalkeepers. So students of plasma physics, photon and gravitational waves are not only what MIT has. Amazing video though. It supports my imagination and thoughts about MIT.

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  12. This resembles something I recently learned about called a "circle jerk".

    For those wondering why lightsabers have no hand guards, the answer is quite simple, they don't need a hand guard because when you cross the beams there is a strong interaction between the energy flows that make them stick together (like neodymium magnets). This is known as a saber lock. So you can't slide a lightsaber along the beam of another lightsaber to injure the hand of your opponent. That is why Kylo Ren's lightsaber is particularly stupid.

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  13. i wish my university would make sure i learn skills needed in the future :/

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  14. And this has exactly the same problem as most movies, they're trying to hit each others swords, rather than just hitting the other person. It's a plastic stick, are you really afraid someone would get hurt if you actually spar with them?

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  15. First time some of these people have been outside in years.

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  16. Haha this made my day 😁 cool club!

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  17. Just in case we needed to remind you that MIT people are nerds.

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