Fridays, July 19 through August 9, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Star Wars Meets American Ninja Warrior, Manchester Community College. $45. At last, you don't need to go to a faraway galaxy to learn how to be a Jedi! With this new Academy program, you will learn all of the skills of a Jedi: martial arts, acrobatics, meditation, superior physical fitness, and sword-fighting, while having a whole lot of fun! Our program is based on actual martial arts and teaches skills that you can use to protect yourself or someone else. The course fee includes a martial arts uniform. Please note: The swords used in class are bamboo practice swords with no sharp edges; and classroom safety is a priority. All classes meet at the Academy of Martial Arts Personal Development, 440 Oakland St., Manchester. Register for classes at the Registrar's Office in the Student Services Center or by phone, 860-512-3232.