Master Ken explains why lightsabers suck
When it comes to Hollywood there are not many ideas that are perceived as too far-fetched or too unrealistic to take into consideration and this is most definitely extended to futuristic weapons in the science fiction category of films. One such film or series of films, which has created an entire generation of admirers of its futuristic weaponry is the Star Wars franchise.
Enter the lightsaber. The lightsaber looks like a futuristic, glowing, weird noise making sword but is infinitely cooler. The Star Wars Databank adequately describes the lightsaber as a weapon of the Jedi, an elegant weapon for a more civilized age which can be used to cut through blast doors or enemies alike, using the Force, a Jedi can predict and deflect incoming blaster bolts and reflect them.
Needless to say, I define it as badass. Just imagine a weapon that can be wielded as a sword yet never goes dull and on top of that, is comprised of energy rather than an earthly metal alloy so the weight comes solely from the handle. This would allow the user to use it without tiring. Master Ken has heard all of this before and being a true connoisseur of the martial arts and martial arts weaponry he has decided to put the rumors of its effectiveness, or lack thereof, to rest.
Let’s play devil’s advocate here for a minute and say that they do in fact exist. Are these weapons as useful as they seem? Are they the ultimate weapon for outperforming any other weapon choice?
In the video below, the 11th-degree Ameri-do-te black belt Master Ken answers all of these questions and gives us his opinion on this futuristic weapon.
Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…