Post by darthnonymous on Dec 8, 2012 23:05:04 GMT -5
Darth Nonymous here, Director of Terra Prime Lightsaber Academy (TPLA).
We are an online, open source, and community driven school of lightsaber combat. I am happy to see a saber combat section here. TPLA is dedicated to bringing real, historically and reality based techniques for LED sabering. We have a group of experienced martial artists and coaches working to bring more and more people into the hobby.
Check us out on Youtube;http://www.youtube.com/user/TerraPrimeLightsaber?feature=mhee
We have weekly live shows on a variety of subjects and plan to have more events in the new year! We are constantly developing and flushing out the Forms of Lightsaber combat through our combined Martial art and competition experience. The first level of Shii-cho is complete, including drills, forms, and velocities. The others will be growing far into the future. Tune in and join in!
We are working on a point system and sparring format to allow competitions where we can all get together at conventions etc and have some sabering!
We have done work with Lucien Kane before (see the symposium) and are happy to be here to add tot he wealth of saber combat techniques.Hopefully we will get him on the air with us again.
May the Force be with you! Happy Sabering!
"No matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney."
Post by Lucien Kane on Dec 8, 2012 23:14:33 GMT -5
Welcome to the IRA Nonymous! I'm happy to see you here. You will be an excellent contributor to our discussions here. Your unique take on the Seven Forms has inspired many to get off the couch and get sabering. I have enjoyed the symposiums we've done in the past, and I look forward to doing more of them.
Our mission statement: Mission Terra Prime Light-saber Academy Mission statement:
Tera Prime Light-saber Academy (TPLA) was formed in April 2012, to use the LED lightsabers as weapon analog for historical martial arts in a modern and relevant context, to spread these arts and knowledge to future generations, and preserve the techniques developed by past generations.
TPLA is dedicated to the following principles in all their endeavors:
Technical and educational excellence. TPLA strive to produce professional, easy to understand, and useful material. TPLA is dedicated to pushing the art forward and maintaining a high level of technical and educational worth.
Open source. All of TPLA's technical material (excluding trademarked names and copywrited music etc.) is under Creative Commons Attribution+Share Alike license to allow free access and usage of said techniques. This is in direct service to the above goal.
Build community. TPLA believes that it is the collective love of these arts, these hobbies, and media that drives us forward. TPLA is dedicated to allowing people the opportunity to be involved and add to the conversation.Meeting people and making new freinds is a large part of TPLA.
Promote healthy life skills and fitness. TPLA believe the practice of these arts build character and will serve to promote activity in daily life, respect, discipline, help with problem solving, conflict resolution and self esteem.
Not for profit. TPLA does not produce material for any other goal than those stated above. In the spirit of sharing, all material is available to everyone any where free of charge. While TPLA does hold events and classes that are fee based, that is for personal live instruction or to meet expenses. TPLA will hold charity events and help raise funds for local charities.
Any representatives of TPLA agrees to uphold the above mission by virture of inclusion by TPLA
Terra Prime Light Saber Academy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
"No matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney."
Post by Luke Skywalker on Dec 9, 2012 8:45:45 GMT -5
Welcome aboard nonymous. This will be a nice addition to our site. I look forward to viewing some cool videos on some of your performances as well as some dueling tutorials for those of us that are new to dueling.
jaltrooper: Hey guys! Dumb question...but are there any t-shirts available, or any other swag I can buy to support the Page?
Sept 23, 2017 8:52:58 GMT -5
ARKM: We have challenge coins. Contact Luke Skywalker if you want one.
Sept 23, 2017 13:50:47 GMT -5
Luke Skywalker: We never did any swag. There's never enough interest to even break even. My sponsor coin run was a huge success and helped us pay the bills well into 2018 and even gave us the money to fund a couple of one time costs we incurred this year.
Sept 23, 2017 16:23:33 GMT -5
Luke Skywalker: As for shirts. I really need to get one for me as well. I've been wanting one with our new logo since we changed over. My desire has always been that this is a site for the members. I consider you all my friends and have no desire to make a profit from
Sept 23, 2017 16:24:51 GMT -5
ARKM: Luke Skywalker, hit me up if you want the image I used for the front of my shirt.
Sept 23, 2017 16:25:38 GMT -5
Luke Skywalker: Site. I never intend to charge selling fees. The coin drive was a much better way to go imho. As for our logo, name and copywriter and TM's go. I have no issue with anyone wanting to use them. I ask two things. Please let me know prior. If it's crude
Sept 23, 2017 16:26:24 GMT -5
Luke Skywalker: and vulgar and casts us in a bad light I simply won't approve it. The other thing I think would be nice is that if our name is used on things like t-shirts that you do make a small donation to help support the site.
Sept 23, 2017 16:27:29 GMT -5
Luke Skywalker: My recommendation, and the place I will definitely go when I want to have a shirt done is TRA member defcon. Al's work is outstanding. Al is the Solo's Hold of saber bags and other fabric items. I've had him make me a couple of shirts and several
Sept 23, 2017 16:29:06 GMT -5
Luke Skywalker: saber bags. His merchandise is perfection.
Sept 23, 2017 16:29:32 GMT -5
Luke Skywalker: I think I'm down to about 8 coins.
Sept 23, 2017 16:30:26 GMT -5
Luke Skywalker: ARKM what image did you use? Was it the one with SVD's glowing eyes? I'm really curious to see how our logo looks on a shirt. Defcon would certainly need to use the flattened simpler version. For a detailed logo I think you'd need it silk screened.
Sept 23, 2017 16:32:23 GMT -5