Blades and Beaches 2020

Blades and Beaches 2020

March 16th-20th  2020 (4 Nights)

Windward Retreat Center

Join Keith Mylett for 4 Days/Nights of Saber Training, Socializing, Beaches, Star Wars Fun, and more!  This is for serious saber combat enthusiasts only.

-$375/person includes accommodation, meals, use of saber equipment (sabers and safety gear), daily saber training, and easy access to beaches and hikes on the beautiful windward side of Oahu.

-Each participant must be willing to help cook and/or clean

-Each participant must be willing to teach or co-teach a session about saber combat, 7 forms, SW, or something related to the saber community  

-Each participant must be approved by the selection committee to attend

-Each day would consist of breakfast, saber training/sparring, lunch, beach break, more saber training/sparring, dinner and then an Episode 2 marathon on loop every night.

-Blades and Beaches requires a minimum of 6 attendees to happen.  

-Perks start unlocking when we achieve 8 attendees (see perk breakdown below)

-Options include having a tournament, game night, surfing, snorkeling, and luau depending on interest.

-This is a not for profit endeavor so costs will be kept to a minimum and 100% of proceeds will go to making this a fun, memorable experience for all attendees.

-8 twin beds and 3 queen beds available (for a total of no more than 14 people)


  1. We are announcing in March 2019

  2. Intent of Attendance is required by May 1st (non-binding).  If we do not recieve your Intent of Attendance by this time, your spot may be given to someone else.

  3. Early Bird - Pay In Full Price is $350 due by 8/31/2019 (payment via paypal friends and family or check preferred)

  4. Deposit of $175 due by 8/31/2019 to reserve your spot (payment via paypal friends and family or check preferred) (If you do not submit your deposit by this time your spot may be given to someone else)

  5. Balance of $200 is due by 11/30/19 (payment via paypal friends and family or check preferred) (If you do not submit your deposit by this time your spot may be given to someone else)

  6. Payments after 11/30/19 will incur a late fee of an additional $50

  7. Refund of deposit is possible by 11/30/19.  After that no refund is possible unless a replacement is found for your spot. 

Here is a link to the Windward Retreat Center

Here is a  Photo Gallery from my wife’s 2018 Yoga “Treat ‘Yo Self” Retreat

What’s Included

4 Nights of Accommodation

At least 4 Saber Training Sessions with Sabers and Safety Gear Provided


Guaranteed Time to Relax and Reflect


6 Attendees = Room and Board (tight, but doable, no frills food)

8+ Attendees = Better food, alcohol, and goodie bags

10+ Attendees = Some fancy food (desserts, steaks, etc.), alcohol, goodie bags, and custom Blades and Beaches 2020 tshirts

12+ Attendees = All of the above perks plus one or more of the following: luau, excursion, patch, swag,  or some other special entertainment depending on interest


To Be Determined - But expect lots of knowledge, philosophy, skills, techniques, teaching tips, sparring, judging, and Star Wars geekery (and drinking and bbq of course!), and time to relax and enjoy the beauty of Hawaii.

Keith Mylett