JEDI MARKS OF COMBAT
Jedi marks of contact in battle have been past down from ancient times. They ancient language is still used to name them. Marks of contact allow a Jedi to focus defense and attacks against certain points on the opponent rather than thinking about the unlimited possibilities of where to strike. This also allows the Jedi to keep their mind clear to be able to use the Force to their full extent and to lessen the chance of turning to the dark side.
TO DAMAGE OR DESTROY A WEAPON
Disarming the opponent, also known as Sun Djem by the ancient Jedi, is a skill that Form 1 combatants used regularly. It was a great victory if a Jedi could stop an opponent by disarming him and not by killing him. As Form 2 came into being sun djem became a lost skill. It was extremely difficult if not impossible to disarm a Form 2 combatant, because Form 2 users study how to protect against disarmament regularly.
Shiim refers to wounding an opponent with the tip of a lightsaber blade. Its appearance shows struggle against one's opponent. Shiim can be inferior to other lightsaber wounds because it can often be the wound to end the battle.
Jedi can use shiak, stabbing, to kill an opponent honorably. Shiak causes serious injury without revealing much of that injury. This allows Jedi to express respect for an opponent when the final blow is dealt.
TO CUT OFF AN OPPONENT'S WEAPON HAND
Jedi often prefer to disable an opponent rather than killing them. By cho mai a Jedi can leave an opponent without the ability to use a weapon. Thus cutting off an opponent's weapon hand leads to a victory without death. Cho mai is seen as the skill of a superior lightsaber master.
TO CUT OFF AN OPPONENT'S WEAPON ARM
Dismembering an opponent's entire weapon arm is unlike cho mai. Cho sun is not as elegant or precise as cho mai because it is usually executed under surprise battle conditions. When under a surprise attack one does not have time to execute cho mai, which may cause one to take chances, so the Jedi will execute cho sun instead.
Cho mok is the ancient Jedi word for maim. Cho mok refers to a Jedi cutting off an opponent's leg or other appendages in the case of non humans.
Sai cho, to behead with one swing of the lightsaber blade, is unliked by Jedi. To behead an opponent the battle must be at its highest point and the opponent must be an extreme threat to the Jedi.
TO CUT A BODY IN HALF
Sai tok is unliked by the Jedi. It is considered a desecration to the opponent. Jedi normally use sai tok on nonliving soldiers, etc., such as battle droids. Sai tok is uses a Sith-like desire to destroy the enemy. Jedi therefore rarely execute sai tok because of their focus on defeating the enemy instead of hating and destroying them.
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