Lumeneers, students who study SaberCraft, at a certain point may want to test their skills and take upon a whole new challenge - the road to becoming an instructor.

Lumeneers enrolled in the program will have access to exams that will test their skills and provide them an opportunity where they can partake in a leadership role in classes and community events including workshops and conventions (Cons). It's guaranteed that with your first complimentary ticket you earn to a Con, your membership fee will have paid itself off.

Why become a SaberCraft Knight?

Time to take it the next level and get involved in the community and take a leadership position. Rather than practicing with others occasionally or when partners can make time, joining the Knights guarantees that there are like-minded individuals who are setting aside their time to practice the art to its fullest. As a SaberCraft Knight, you get to participate in all outings and performances of the group. You dedicate yourself to the art and the community. It means that you're willing to get to class a little earlier just to help out or taking on the new student and helping them with a particular form. It's about wanting to do community events and be first in line to help out. Being a SaberCraft Knight means that you're committed to helping SaberCraft grow.

Differences between being enrolled in Advanced Classes & being a SaberCraft Knight

All SaberCraft Students

A Proper Curriculum
Online videos/tutorials
Access to online documentation & notation

SaberCraft Knight

Discount on ClassPasses
3 Guest Passes
Rise in Rank
Priority Access to Events

How do you become a Knight?

SaberCraft Knights start by enrolling in our Advanced Classes. After having tested for Rank 1 and attained your first sash, you then are considered a SaberCraft Knight. This is a ranking system intended to capture a student's dedication and hard work in understanding aspects of saber-combat, yoga, movement, public performance and self-discipline. It is the path of the hero on their journey toward self-empowerment, greater discipline and focused intention.

This is for anyone, male or female, aged 16 and above, who has a love for sabers, yoga, choreographies and performing. You do not need any previous experience to join. Considering that saber combat is a delicate dance; safety is of highest priority. What does matter is how you interact with the other Knights.

In order to join, a candidate must do the following:

  1. The Preliminary Steps:
    1. Register on our website if you haven’t done so yet.  You can login and view the curriculum & videos.
    2. Like our Facebook page or join our Discord chat so you get public announcements
    3. Join our Facebook Lumeneers group so you’re involved with the class and share online.
    4. Successfully complete 4-6 Fundamentals classes
    5. Audition and be accepted to the Advanced classes
    6. Complete 5 Advanced classes
    7. Agree to the Fundamental Rules of the Restraints and the Observances
    8. Must be able to get along with the overall Knights group
    9. Audition to join the program
  1. Ask to Join:  Simply talk to one of our Knights, mention to them that you’re interested and you’ll be interviewed by 3 of our Knights. After the brief interview, they will discuss with other senior students and your membership is put to a vote. You must gain most votes, then you are welcomed in. If two current Knights vote against you, you’ll have to attend another 3 classes before you can request again where we will go through the same process. The vote is anonymous and the key is to ensure that others feel that you provide a safe presence to the class. Being a Knight is about contributing to the future of SaberCraft and it’s students.Unfortunately not everyone gets in and that should not dissuade you from coming to class and participating in LUMINA. Learn more to understand what may disqualify someone from becoming a Knight.
  2. Pay your Annual Dues. Once you do this step, you qualify for discounts to our in-person classes.
  3. Test & Pass Rank 1: This is the final step before you are welcomed into our Knights program. This is the step that separates the Knights from the Advanced Student.
  4. Be Inducted: Every season we conduct an Initiation into the Knights program and an Ascension Ceremony for those that are moving on to ranks 2-4. It is only after this ceremony that you are then deemed a SaberCraft Knight.
  5. Continue to pay your Knights Annual Dues. every year.

So assuming you have been accepted into our Advanced Classes and you’re interested in becoming a Knight, take 5 classes and if you’re still interested, talk to one of our Knights and they can help you get started.

The Audition is to test your ability to do the Fundamentals with ease and to demonstrate to the other Knights your commitment to their safety and support. Auditions are conducted after Advanced Class. Please check with an instructor the day you wish to audition.

Program Requirements and Ranks

The program requires that the student is enrolled through the duration of their path toward Knight and regularly attends. You do not grow a skill unless you practice it often among peers more advanced than you. It is the true path to growth. The ranking system is based on the following levels:

  • Level 0: Candidate - a new candidate who started the program
  • Level 1: Initiate - accomplish the 1st Exam involving the requirements with 20 classes
  • Level 2: Acolyte - accomplish the 2nd Exam involving the requirements with 50 classes
  • Level 3: Fellow - accomplish the 3rd Exam involving the requirements with 80 classes
  • Level 4: Master Knight - accomplish the 4th Exam involving the requirements with 100 classes
  • If you are accepted as an Instructor, you must get a Fitness-based certification offered from AFAA, NASM, Yoga Alliance or another accredited body. Instructor belts are Red.

Between each level are requirements of enhancement that the student must accomplish successfully involving:

  • Yoga poses
  • Meditation
  • Notation
  • Saber combat skills
  • Saber Forms
  • Staged Choreography
  • Instruction of private classes and public classes
  • Opportunities to teach at public classes

Ranks are designated by a white sash / belt given to the student who chooses the path of the SaberCraft Knight.

Pricing and Scheduling

Annual Dues: $24/year

There is an annual fee of $24 to be a Knight. Essentially $2 each month to hold the Knight recognition and to retain Knight Benefits and you are automatically enrolled in LUMINA for the year. Learn more about where your dues goes to. When you are ready to test and advance into the program, you pay the testing ceremony. You may pay on our online store.

Advancing as a Knight requires testing and ceremonies

In order to cover the cost of creating a hand-made sash for the candidate and to arrange our immersive ceremony, each rank requires a fee to help cover the expenses:

  • Student Ranks Fee: $50
  • Instructor Rank Fee: $!00

Responsibilities

As a Knight you will be expected the following:

  • Training new members of both Fundamentals & Advanced classes
  • Duties for future conventions such as SuperCon or Florida Animate
  • Regularly come to class, skipping no more than 4 classes in a row
  • Test for new rank yearly
  • Represent the group to its highest potential
  • Consider the disqualifications of becoming a Knight

What do I need to bring?

After you achieve Rank 1: Initiate, you will receive your honorary sash. You are required to wear it in class if you wish to provide instruction to others. Your sash demonstrates to others in class your rank and experience. It is important to wear it when working with others who are new to the class as they may not recognize your experience.