- "For superior balance, use the Niman form. This form has no specific strengths, but no weaknesses either."
- — Kavar
Form VI: Niman, the Way of the Rancor, or the Moderation Form, is the sixth of the seven classical forms of lightsaber combat. Form VI was the standard style at and around the time period of the Clone Wars and the Great Jedi Purge. This combat discipline is often called the “Diplomat's Form.” Form VI utilizes techniques from Form I, Form III, Form IV, and Form V. In one of Niman's stances, the blade is cocked high at the practitioner's side.
Form VI attempts to balance all elements of lightsaber combat, combining the Forms that came before into a less intensely demanding combat style. The result is that the users’ skill in each individual area of lightsaber combat is relatively moderate - they do not excel in any one area.
Due to its “jack-of-all-trades” nature, the success of this form is largely dependent on the practitioner's intuition, improvisation, and creativity in combat rather than the rote responses derived from other forms. This broad generalization makes Form VI well suited for diplomats, as they can spend their time training in the areas of politics and negotiation instead of combat training.
Known Exodus Masters of NimanEdit
- "Is Form VI the most worthy of study? No, but in general it is the most practical."
- — Cin Drallig