Taught and practiced progressively, the 7 Forms of Light Saber Combat are consistent with the literary sources, with the adjustments required to be effective in a sport competition.

Each Style is complete and can be used against each one of the others. Techniques of different Styles can be mixed during the fight without any loss of effectiveness nor safety.

Form I: SHII-CHO

Easy to learn, demanding for opponents. Its “safehouse” philosophy makes it very well protected and really hard to break.

Learning path in Ordinary Classes: 1 year and 1/2 Teaching path at the International School: 1 Session
Power
Protection
Speed
Unpredictability
Physical Effort

Form II: MAKASHI

Makashi is bursting and lethal. Lightness of the single-hand grip is balanced with speed movements and aggressive attitude.

Learning path in Ordinary Classes: 1 year and 1/2 Teaching path at the International School: 1 Session
Power
Protection
Speed
Unpredictability
Physical Effort

Form III: SORESU

Soresu lures the opponent in a spiral, studying his or her pace and attitude to dominate and close the fight in a short measure with fluid and elegant movements.

Learning path in Ordinary Classes: 2 years Teaching path at the International School: 2 Sessions
Power
Protection
Speed
Unpredictability
Physical Effort

Form IV: ATARU

Ataru exploits spaces around the opponent to attack him or her or tangential lines, always changing heights and directions with its acrobatic techniques.

Learning path in Ordinary Classes: 2 years Teaching path at the International School: 2 Sessions
Power
Protection
Speed
Unpredictability
Physical Effort

Form V: DJEM-SO

Djem-So develops Soresu’s spiral in an offensive way, loading the blows with the movements of the body and reaching top levels of speed and unpredictability.

Learning path in Ordinary Classes: 2 years Teaching path at the International School: 2 Sessions
Power
Protection
Speed
Unpredictability
Physical Effort

Form VI: NIMAN

Niman holds all the other Styles in its techniques, to face everybody with the less effort of energies. Calm and essential, it is the favourite of the elders.

Learning path in Ordinary Classes: 1 year Teaching path at the International School: 1 Session
Power
Protection
Speed
Unpredictability
Physical Effort

Form VII: VAAPAD

Vaapad is in a dynamic balance between harmony and domination, exploiting its large movements to intimidate the opponent. It fits only fighters with a great self control.

Learning path in Ordinary Classes: 2 years Teaching path at the International School: 2 Sessions
Power
Protection
Speed
Unpredictability
Physical Effort