The Saber Legion, or TSL, is an international saber combat organization that specializes in dueling with the iconic LED saber from everyone’s favorite sci-fi fandom while allowing those who have specific training from all sword based martial sports to incorporate that training into their methodologies of swordplay within our ring. Our mission in The Saber Legion is one where we are committed to cultivating a safe, fun, inclusive global community of LED saber sport enthusiasts. The Saber Legion represents the values of honor, respect and humility, volunteerism, transparent leadership, equitable rules, and healthy competition and challenges for all experience levels. The Saber Legion’s motto “United Through Sabers” is the foundation of our connection that brings enthusiasts from all walks of life together in one amazing community.
Founded in 2015, TSL has hosted four successful annual saber tournaments and is excited to have the fifth tournament, TSL V, hosted by CombatCon in 2021. With Charters all over the world, the annual tournament has become the hub for experienced and new fighters to find an equal field to test themselves against the best our sport has to offer. The ruleset is simple, focusing on keeping the sword play fun and safe. By keeping the rules general there is no favor to any “real world” fighting system. The Custom Saber is not a “traditional weapon” so it has the flexibility to adapt to the user that wields it. Most systems pit practitioners of a specific style against practitioners of the same style, but in TSL you will get to face off with fighters from many different martial backgrounds. Oftentimes this fighting style represents the MMA of sword fighting; pitting many different kinds of duelists against each other for an ultimate match up.
The Saber Legion hosts 4 tournament types to enhance the experience for our members. Any fighter may register as long as they meet the general terms.
TSL has always had the Standard Single Saber as well as Exotics Saber Weapon tournament that allows all fighters multiple platforms to fight utilizing different weaponry that represents the fandom of our Universe.
In addition, created at TSL 4, we have added a Women’s Tournament as well as a 50+ tournament to allow those fighters a platform to represent and promote the diversity of our community. Please review our current ruleset to make sure you are meeting the standards for whichever tournament you sign up to participate in. TSL V will be open to current members of The Saber Legion who have the approved gear for tournament level participation and pre register for the event.
Membership is free and simple; complete the TSL paperwork (Membership and Hold Harmless Agreement) and return them (this can be done ahead of time or at the venue). TSL looks forward to seeing members in the ring and to becoming a part of the CombatCon community. Gear up, play safe and have fun, United Through Sabers!
Don’t forget you’ll need to have a Tournament Pass or Warrior Pass in order to register for tournaments.