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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.

Jedi knight fitness might sound like a clever cover for science fiction geeks who want to dance around in “Star Wars” costumes, but Keith Mylett, founder of the Hawaii Jedi SaberAcademy, insists that the workout is out of this world. Read more

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