Form VI- Niman, the Way of the Rancor, the Moderation Form
"For superior balance, use Niman. No specific strength, but no weakness, either." ~Jedi Master Kavar
It was the duty of a Jedi to find any means of ending a conflict that did not result in violence. Soresu was created as a means of self-defense, facilitating survival over victory; but while Soresu provided the pure roots to Niman, the latter form offered much more in terms of offense. Form VI was known among Jedi as the "Diplomat's Form", however, due to the fact that it's balanced nature and ability to tackle most relatively mundane situations (like common thugs with blasters) meant less time studying the form, and more time focusing on matters concerning the Force or studying diplomacy. Despite this, Niman could be studied to a point where a practitioner could be lethal in a combat situation. Despite being labeled the "Diplomat's Form," it was the preferred Form of the infamous Jedi-turned-Sith, Exar Kun, and was studied and utilized by Darth Maul.
Niman required much in the way of study, however- Battlemaster Cin Drallig warned students that a Jedi devoted to Niman could expect to study it for more than a decade before reaching mastery. As such, most practitioners put in the bare minimum towards its studies, becoming merely adequate combatants. Among its Jedi practitioners, only Bran and Kajex Surnahm studied it with great intensity to reach a level of mastery.
Niman was characterized by the hybridization of several other styles: Shii-Cho for its intensity, Soresu for its defense, Ataru for its agility and Shien for its offense against blasters. This was the primary reason a long period of study was required, as it necessitated study and proficiency in other lightsaber forms. What Niman could offer by itself better than other Forms, however, was utilizing Force abilities against opponents with the off-hand; drawing in opponents or knocking them off balance with pulls and pushes were useful tools in combat; imbuing the blade with kinetic energy or Force lightning were also creative applications of the style. Moreover, Niman provided a sturdy starting point for dual-lightsaber combat- Jar'kai.
Kajex's study of Niman was encouraged by the confidence and love of both his fathers, who taught him the value of thinking creatively- indeed, Niman as a Form encouraged its user to be creative as possible in combat. While most practitioners of Niman would find it extremely difficult to best a master of Makashi in combat, Kajex has put in well over 20 years of his life towards the study- more than enough experience to hold his own against the pure duelist cadence of Form II. Still, while he now possesses two lightsabers for Jar'kai combat, he is most comfortable with one blade, leaving the other free to call upon the Force, use a blaster, or punch people in the face.
... Remember, it's about creativity. Nobody sees the left hook coming.
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