Founded in 2015, Columbus Saber Academy offers a structured training program in lightsaber combat techniques from both historical European and Japanese martial arts and designed to develop conditioning, confidence, sportsmanship, and discipline.

This past year we have expanded our offerings to include historical steel weapons (rapier, longsword, saber), as well as Stage Combat & Choreography training

HEMA

live steel!

  • Historical European Martial Arts training in longsword, rapier, rapier + dagger, saber, sword and buckler. Classes include drills in timing, distancing, footwork, grappling, offensive and defensive tactics, tournament sparring.
  • Adult classes currently offered Wednesday and Friday nights.
  • Wed 6:30pm-9pm
  • Fri 6pm-8:30pm

Stage Combat

art of performance

  • Stage combat or fight choreography is a specialized technique in theater designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performers, or as we like to say "the art of not hitting each other with swords"
  • Our Stage Combat class address both historical and "out of this world" weapons.
  • Mon 6:30pm-8pm (training)
  • Mon 8pm-9pm (choreo practice)

$65 per month

UNLIMITED CLASSES

You are welcome to attend as many or as few classes as you can each month. Monthly fee does not include participation in any outside activities (community events, conventions, demonstrations, etc) as additional fees may be required.

Family and Group discounts available.

1-1 Training for all our classes is available at an additional per session or block fee.

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Other Services

beyond our weekly classes

Train better in a smaller/private setting? Need that additional edge? 1-1 training may be for you. Flexible schedule and pricing plans are available for blocks of 30 minute sessions. All ages are welcome - from 7 through adult.

1-1 / Private TrainingLightsaber, HEMA, Stage Combat

Bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, team building events, "date nights" - everyone will enjoy the challenge! Over 2hr group events include training in lightsaber combat basics, 1-1 drills, and combat challenges against our instructors!

Private Group Events"the lightsaber escape room"

What could be better than a Star Wars birthday event! Lightsaber training, visits from Jedi (and some famous Sith), and combat games will keep your guests excited and on their toes the entire time. Weekends and evening times are available.

Birthday Partiesfor kids and families of all ages!

Unable to come to us? No problem - we will bring the lightsaber training to you - from community block parties, library reading days, boy and girl scout troop events, parades, and conventions. Reach out to scheduled.

Off-Site TrainingLet us bring lightsaber combat to you

The Saber Legion

International Saber Combat

The members of Columbus Saber Academy are active members of the Ohio Charter within The Saber Legion. (TSL) TSL is an international organization with over 500 active members and fighters across the US and the world. Our CSA owner, Tom Amoroso, is a Director in TSL and CSA is honored to be the host of the Crossroads tournament and Saber Gathering events each year!

More Info on TSL

Our Instructors

Meet The Team

Tom Amoroso

Owner

Tom Amoroso

Owner

I started down my 30+ yr martial path back in 1987 with a TaeKwonDo club throughout college and then at SJ Kim's TKD in NYC after I graduated. In 1997 I started training in the Bujinkan (the foundation of my sword experience) with Mark Gueest while in parallel studying classical Italian foil under Ramon Martinez.

In 2008 I moved from NYC out to Westerville Ohio, I started training in olympic style saber and then rediscovered my love to Taekwondo, studying with Mr. Perdue here in Westerville.

In Jan of 2016 I founded the Columbus Knights Saber Team, which would, 1yr later, evolve into Columbus Saber Academy. I still train in Ninpo, and continue with my own sword training, applying both japanese and european techniques to lightsaber combat. In parallel I have started training in Italian saber as well as German longsword.

Work hard. Train Hard. Never stop Learning. Failure is just a step along the way.

David Voderberg

Instructor

David Voderberg

Instructor

Juston Hernandez

Instructor

Juston Hernandez

Instructor

Roc Willis

Instructor

Roc Willis

Instructor

Eric King

Instructor

Eric King

Instructor

I love to fight. Sword fighting is making beauty through violence and I love it. I started fencing in 2000. I’ve been competitively fighting for 14 years and teaching for 3 years. I’ve competed in epee, historical Italian foil, rapier, dagger, short sword, longsword and light saber. I’ve competed in the USFA, WMA, SCA, HEMA and TSL. I’m very strong on timing and distance. My specialty is rapier and longsword.

Nate Hill

Instructor

Nate Hill

Instructor

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Special Events We Are Attending

Bexley Library Cosplay Craft Fair

October 21, 2018

Bexley Library Cosplay Craft Fair

October 21, 2018

The Cosplay Craft Fair will connect fans of all experience levels across a wide range of fandoms.

Meet representatives from local costuming clubs and organizations.

CSA will be offering free lightsaber training for kids, teens, and adults!

Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite gear. No realistic weapons are permitted, and outfits should be family-friendly.

Laughing Ogre Halloween Comic Fest

October 27, 2018

Laughing Ogre Halloween Comic Fest

October 27, 2018

Halloween ComicFest is the second largest Comic Celebration of the Year! With the little, added bonus of Halloween! Free Comics for all Ages, Music, Costumes and more! Join us on October 27th for all the fun!

CSA will be there offering lightsaber training for kids (and adults) of all ages)

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