Those childhood dreams of becoming a Jedi master are closer than ever for Star Wars fans in Ireland as the Ludosport Lightsaber Combat Academy comes to the country.

Unfortunately learning how to use the Force isn't part of the classes but what you will learn are skills in lightsaber fighting.

'Ludosport' is billed as the world’s premiere international lightsaber combat academy in which trainees are taught the seven styles of lightsaber combat as a both a competitive sport and a unique way to get fit. Members have the opportunity to compete across the world with a network of academies in seven countries.

Starting in Dublin city's East Wall and Bray, with plans to expand to more locations in the New Year, the academy is open to anyone over the age of 12 who wants to learn how to be their very best Obi-Wan Kenobi. You can find out more information on the Ludosport Ireland Facebook page.