CREATING A REBEL ALLIANCE
Since mid 2009 my dear friends Susan & Daren of JQ Sabers have supplied me with about 80% of the parts & electronics I use. I'm proud to call myself an affiliate of theirs & honoured to call them friends.
In January 2010 I approached Wayne Bower, the owner & founder of The Jedi Robe in Northolt, West London, with a proposition. I explained the pro's & con's of converting Force FX sabers into duel worthy sabers.
I also brought the sabers I'd already converted as an example. He loved the idea so he provided me with a damaged saber as well as one from his own personal collection as a trial run. Thus began both a mutually beneficial arrangement & a great friendship.
The Conversion Gallery features photos of a few of the sabers I converted for The Jedi Robe.

We are also very pleased to promote & support Sabercombat.com where it is possible to purchase the first 2 volumes of Novastar & Caine's Saber Combat System (NCSCS for short) tutorial videos

& the indispensable FX Sabers Official Saber Spin Tutorial DVD by Paul "Bandit-Jedi" Myers.

 

 

  Novastar

With over 13 years of experience in fencing, staged combat and martial arts (Wing Chun Kung Fu, Jujitsu, Shotokan Karate, Jeet Kune Do), Matthew is a licensed fencing instructor, approved and examined by the Francais Federation D'Escrime (FFE).  He has taught hundreds of group fencing classes and one-on-one lessons behind the mask throughout the California bay area at schools, academies of fencing, summer camps, and parks & recreational facilities.

  Caine

 Has been training in martial arts for over 20 years.  He currently holds a 6th degree black belt in the Ernie Reyes' World Martial Arts Association system,  a dynamic blend of Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai Kickboxing, American Boxing, Filipino Eskrima (stick & blade art), Brazilian Ju-Jitsu (ground defense & grappling) and MMA fighting techniques. In addition, he has training in several of the Japanese Kubudo weapons (Nunchaku, Bo Staff, Sai, Kama) and was a National Sparring and Forms competitor in the late 90's to 2000 (National Sparring Silver medalist and California State Forms Champion). He has been teaching martial arts since 1994 and owns a school on California's central coast.

A link to their website can be found on our Friends Sites Page. 

Additionally I've been approached by the owner & founder of Lancasters up-coming Sci-Fi speciality store Paradox Alley to supply him with converted & custom sabers whenever possible.
  Not associated with LUCASFILM LTD. or any LFL Ltd. Film or Lightsaber Franchise.