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Everyone at TSA starts off as an Apprentice.


Apprentice trainees will gain proficiency in the following areas:

  • Single saber strikes and attack combinations

  • Footwork for attacks and evasion

  • Basic combat tactics


Apprentices become eligible for grading upon completion of the Apprentice Intake Programme



Initiates have built a solid foundation in the basics of the Single Saber system, and will continue to develop their understanding of flow, timing and range in duels.


Initiates will gain proficiency in the following areas:

  • Advanced strikes and attack combinations

  • Advanced footwork for attacks and evasion

  • Advanced combat tactics and strategy

  • Basic Double Saber techniques

  • Basic Saberstaff techniques

Initiates will need to attend a minimum of X months of training before they can attend grading and advance to the next level.



Warrior-rank combatants are highly proficient in advanced Single Saber techniques and duelling, and will develop their mastery of Double Saber and Saberstaff combat.


Warriors will gain proficiency in the following areas:

  • Thrusting attacks and combinations

  • Close quarter footwork for attacks and evasion

  • Weapon specific combat strategy

  • Advanced Double Saber combat

  • Advanced Saberstaff combat

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