James Kiser is creating Tutorials, horror fiction, art, performances, and reviews
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Hello Patrons,

My name is James Kiser, and I am a fan of a lot of nerdy things. But I don't let that keep me glued to a computer screen. I have chosen to take my nerdery and focus it into something active: lightsabers.

Now for any of you out there who thought lightsabers were just flashy quasi-mystical made up shiny things in a movie franchise, lets clear a few things up. Lightsabers are real. They don't cut through metal or deflect laser blasts, but they are sabers, and they do emit light. They also look awesome.
Which brings us to the question, what do you do with them. Well, these things are custom machined aircraft grade aluminum with polycarbonate blades. They are designed to take abuse. You can fight with them, you can fend off wildlife with them, you can throw them at things. me...I spin them.

Saber spinning is a non-martial performance art like juggling, contact juggling, dance, or poi. It uses marital elements to put on a show, it's fun to watch, and it's fun to do. It is also an excellent exercise and fitness program for those like me who could never imagine themselves in yoga pants and a great tool for long exposure photography. In sum, it is an art and an exercise routine, but it does not requireany background skill sets and can be used to different degrees by all age groups and fitness levels. It is artistic expression, that requires only a basic level of understanding of physics and body mechanics, the right technique (which is where I can help you), and practice.

That brings me to what I am doing here today. I have been making youtube videos for some time now covering lightsaber spinning and I have gotten some pretty positive feedback. I have watched those who have begun to work with my program, advance and start to do truly amazing and beautiful things. Additionally, I review sabers and saber related products liek fire tools, and have recently branched into costuming and charity work as a member of the 501st and the Dark Empire. People seem to appreciate my videos, and I could certainly use some help and support so that I can continue to make them.

The content I am offering is also something I freely give away. That is what I have been doing and will continue to do on my youtube channel. I am not in this for the money, though if you choose to throw some at me, I could certainly use it. I am in this principally to help others and encourage them to get out, get active, and express themselves through saber work. What I am proposing is that you help me with your donations so that I can make higher production value videos. You could also use this platform to suggest videos you would like to see related to what I do.

I will also be releasing other creative compositions for my supporters like art and short fiction. My work in these areas tends to be sometimes comedic and sometimes dark, but has been well received and occasionally published. I hope you enjoy it, and if you are able, I hope you are willing to help support its creation through your contributions.

Thank you either way for your interest in me and what I do.
Hello Patrons,

My name is James Kiser, and I am a fan of a lot of nerdy things. But I don't let that keep me glued to a computer screen. I have chosen to take my nerdery and focus it into something active: lightsabers.

Now for any of you out there who thought lightsabers were just flashy quasi-mystical made up shiny things in a movie franchise, lets clear a few things up. Lightsabers are real. They don't cut through metal or deflect laser blasts, but they are sabers, and they do emit light. They also look awesome.
Which brings us to the question, what do you do with them. Well, these things are custom machined aircraft grade aluminum with polycarbonate blades. They are designed to take abuse. You can fight with them, you can fend off wildlife with them, you can throw them at things. me...I spin them.

Saber spinning is a non-martial performance art like juggling, contact juggling, dance, or poi. It uses marital elements to put on a show, it's fun to watch, and it's fun to do. It is also an excellent exercise and fitness program for those like me who could never imagine themselves in yoga pants and a great tool for long exposure photography. In sum, it is an art and an exercise routine, but it does not requireany background skill sets and can be used to different degrees by all age groups and fitness levels. It is artistic expression, that requires only a basic level of understanding of physics and body mechanics, the right technique (which is where I can help you), and practice.

That brings me to what I am doing here today. I have been making youtube videos for some time now covering lightsaber spinning and I have gotten some pretty positive feedback. I have watched those who have begun to work with my program, advance and start to do truly amazing and beautiful things. Additionally, I review sabers and saber related products liek fire tools, and have recently branched into costuming and charity work as a member of the 501st and the Dark Empire. People seem to appreciate my videos, and I could certainly use some help and support so that I can continue to make them.

The content I am offering is also something I freely give away. That is what I have been doing and will continue to do on my youtube channel. I am not in this for the money, though if you choose to throw some at me, I could certainly use it. I am in this principally to help others and encourage them to get out, get active, and express themselves through saber work. What I am proposing is that you help me with your donations so that I can make higher production value videos. You could also use this platform to suggest videos you would like to see related to what I do.

I will also be releasing other creative compositions for my supporters like art and short fiction. My work in these areas tends to be sometimes comedic and sometimes dark, but has been well received and occasionally published. I hope you enjoy it, and if you are able, I hope you are willing to help support its creation through your contributions.

Thank you either way for your interest in me and what I do.

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