Updated: Tuesday, 13th November 2018 @ 4:08pm

Jedi-mania hits Manchester ahead of long-awaited Star Wars Episode VIII release

Jedi-mania hits Manchester ahead of long-awaited Star Wars Episode VIII release

| By Maddie Stepanova

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting the cinemas tomorrow, it was only right to wow the fans of Manchester with a lightsaber show.

Two martial arts experts were given the task to show off their dazzling skills with the iconic Star Wars weapons earlier this month in Manchester.

They had only a week to practise until they would surprise fans with jaw dropping performances, including tricks, flips and swordsmanship.

The experts surprised and delighted the people of Manchester, which was a perfect way to mark the nationwide film release.  

“I’ve been a fan of Star Wars since I was kid – so to be given the chance to capture lightsabers in action was a dream project,” said Instagram sensation Matt Scutt.

With the latest Star Wars surge, lightsaber combat is growing as a fun sport for children and adults, with opportunities arising throughout the UK for Star Wars fans to become Jedi knights and learn how to wield lightsabers in combat.

Images courtesy of Taylor Herring PR via Flickr, with thanks.