Daisy Ridley attends the Jameson Empire Awards 2016 in London on March 20, 2016.
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April 26, 2016 7:56 AM EDT

Star Wars: Episode VIII star Daisy Ridley has been learning new combat moves from an unlikely source — a stormtrooper, in fact.

In a video posted to Instagram on Monday, the English actress showed off some swordplay techniques she picked up from Liang Yang. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, he’s the stunt performer who played the baton-wielding First Order trooper FN-2199 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Ridley describes him as a “wushu fricking master” and adds, “I always try to get him to teach me things.”

Check out Ridley’s skills (and imagine her wielding a lightsaber) in the video above. Star Wars: Episode VIII opens Dec. 15, 2017.

This article originally appeared on EW.com


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