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Lightsabers offer an upper-body workout for participants in the Hawaii Jedi academy

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Nate Young, the class instructor, poses with a lightsaber. The Jedi academy uses different types of European and Asian swordplay to create a unique style.

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Calvin Domen, left, and Cris Haas incorporate capoeira into their improvised swordplay at the Hawaii Jedi Saber Academy.

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Yukari Mizushima fends off Charlotte Harris’ offense during the Jedi academy’s debut course, held at CrossFit Hawaii gym in Kakaako.