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Author Topic: Greetings from WNYs American Force Academy!  (Read 79 times)
Musashi Padawan
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« on: November 14, 2017, 09:44:50 AM »

Hello everyone, my name is Eric and I am excited about joining this community! I have no idea why I haven’t found this sooner!?!?  I think I may have insight to add to the forums and I really look forward to learning from everyone here.
I have been training with the light saber for about a year and a half now at the American Force Academy in western New York (Buffalo area).  We have a built a vibrant Saber community at our school and are always looking to grow with new students and the energy and ideas new people bring. I am an assistant instructor at the school and am currently studying the Soresu form. I have passed trials for the Shii-Cho and Makashi forms. I previously studied Kendo and bring that background and a traditional Eastern flare into my sabering style.
I have just started to focus on putting out more content from the Academy on YouTube. Please check us out on the link below! I would love any ideas, feedback and/or criticism forum members may have on the channel. This winter we plan to release a lot of new footage. We also have a website and Facebook page to check out.
OF COURSE, we only use ultra sabers at the Academy. Here is my collection (all are stunt sabers as I most enjoy training and combat aspects of sabering):
Dark Sentinel LE V4 (with a few customizations): this is my primary two handed saber for most training/dueling. You get a peak of this saber when I cover gear in our lastest video.
Dominix V2: my go-to Makashi (one handed) saber and primary hand saber for Jar’Kai.
Dark Apprentice V4: with a short blade, I use as a shodo for Jar’Kai.
Azure Menance (with a few customizations): this is pretty much my “show” piece.
As I said, I look forward to your feedback and contributing whatever I can to this cool community.

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TheDutchman
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 10:54:48 AM »

Hello and welcome  Smiley

Interesting and impressive biography, Eric!  Excellent saber choices!  If I might suggest: peruse the other forum sections for some outstanding resources and entertainment  Smiley
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Graflex SE w/Obsidian, GB
Archon v3 (modded w/ activation box) w/Obsidian, CG
Dark Sentinel v4 w/Obsidian, BR
Sentinel LE v4, EG

Wish List: Fulcrum&Lost Gray, AS&SY
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Lady Agana Kath
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 12:14:08 PM »

Welcome!
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Aeon v2, Archon v2, Chosen One CE, Consular, Dark Apprentice LE v4, Dark Initiate v4, Dark Initiate LE v4, Dark Sentinel v4, Dark War Glaive, Flamberge v2, Initiate v4, Manticore, Sentinel v4

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 02:55:06 PM »

Welcome to the forum!

Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk

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James Casey
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 03:24:44 PM »

Welcome! Excellent experience you bring with you, and we hope you can share it with the community Smiley
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Musashi Padawan
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 04:19:16 PM »

Welcome! Excellent experience you bring with you, and we hope you can share it with the community Smiley
Thank you everyone!  I plan to share and learn whatever I can 
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Therion Jinn
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 08:18:03 PM »

Excellent hilts there.

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Current Sabers:
Dominix V2-custom-GB-Stunt
Sentinel LE V4-AB-Stunt-x2-saberstaff
Sentinel V4-BR-Stunt
Apprentice V4-CG-Stunt
Dark Shock custom-VA-Obs Lt
Guardian-Emerald ObsV4
Consular-CG-ObsV4
Raven-SY-staff-ObsV4
Archon V2.1-CG-ObsV3
"Kyrathalia's Deathcry" custom-FO ObsV4
"T'Kasha's Hope" Dark Catalyst-custom-SD-Obs Lt
"T'Shalla's Herald" Dark Initiate V4 LE staff-Obs Lt/stunt
"Therion's Wrath" Custom Catalyst-Amber-ObsV4
"Tre'nala'dor's Heart" Custom Consular-BH-ObsV4

Lord Raváge
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 11:22:30 PM »

Labintias sulig tave Jen' Garthaz iv SoCal, bustas iv tave Tsis!!! Cool
(Greetings from the Dark Side of SoCal, domicile of the Sith)

Ilsir geuj ne fanvake narys stai su zo plethora iv neyasli varsi ir uverei. Dary nenx dvejoti kia uzpra jok falykas j'us galez zinot ir kaiefas valia cali ax sorms j'us is tave status direction.
(There are so many helpful members here with a plethora of varied experience and opinions. Don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have and someone will answer or point you in the right direction.)

Galez Akuyi Buti Su J'us!
(May The Force Be With You!)
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Taegin Roan
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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 04:23:07 PM »

Welcome. I've already seen you around quite a bit, and I hope you stay.

Again, welcome.
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MavRick
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« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 07:03:55 PM »

Hello and welcome to the addiction!
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Sabers I own:                                           
 Consular in CG w/sound an silver foc
 Archon in CG w/sound an silver foc
 Prophecy in CG w/sound an silver foc
 Guardian in GB
 AeonV3 in GB
 Dark standard issue in BR w/vert grooves
 Dark Apprentice in AB (Freebee!)
 Sentinel LE V4 w/windows in SY
Wish list: Sound in my Guardian ;Graphlex SE in tri-artic blue w/bronze buttons ;Dark Prophecy in PO w/dark catalyst pommel ;Manticore in EG high pommel ;Shock LE in DVA

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