If there’s one thing about Star Wars any fan would love to master, it’s the way of the Jedi. Certainly lightsaber techniques would be an amazing skill to acquire, but Jedi mind tricks? No comparison.
To that end, Quilpue’, a city in Chile, has opened a Star Wars school for small children.
In doing so, small Chileans can attend an actual Jedi Temple, learning martial arts and Jedi values such as wisdom and nobility.
Children ages 6-12 can master yoga, Taekwondo and the ways of the Jedi, much like Anakin and Luke Skywalker. Even more exciting? Those attending the school also get their very own lightsaber!
William Berrueta, the creator of the school, favors giving kids a lightsaber in addition to providing them with the aforementioned martial arts and Jedi training in order to create a fully immersive environment which is both educational and entertaining.
The inspiration behind the school came to Berrueta following a visit to ‘Star Wars: The Exhibition’ in 2009, marking the first time those in Chile were able to view items from the Star Wars films in person. The exhibit featured more than 200 items from the Lucasfilm archives, including life-size starships and Darth Vader’s costume.
Not sure about others, but if/when I have a child, I hope a Star Wars school exists in the U.S. for my child to attend. If not, hope my child’s mother is open to a move to Chile.
What about you? If available, would you enroll your child(ren) in classes at a Star Wars academy?