Fulfill your destiny and wield a lit saber. Learn traditional martial art sword technique and theatrical combat. New Orleans Light Academy workshops focus on providing an experience of fun, control, and meditation, all while swinging lit sabers in a unique fitness workout. Participants (13+) are invited to join us on our padded tatami mats at our host dojo (Aikido of New Orleans) located near the intersection of Jackson and Magazine streets in the Lower Garden District. Chief instructor Arturo Peal (5th dan, shidoin) will warm up the workshop participants with some simple movements and exercise before demonstrations and saber clashing. New Orleans Light Academy provides a selection of sabers of various colors, blade sizes, and hilts. You are welcome to bring your own saber but we do request that it has the ability to be silent while lit. You are going to get a workout so we suggest you wear something comfortable. Jewelry and things that could damage the mats are discouraged.