FORM II: MAKASHI
Makashi duelists were typically skilled in the application of two Marks of Contact; the Sun djem and the Shiak. In a marked difference from the Shii-Cho "disarming slash" maneuver, which was a power attack designed to rip an opponents weapon from his grasp, the typical Form II applications of the sun djem were precise attacks directed at the weapon itself, often destroying it or even burning through an opponents fingers to disarm them. Applications of the shiak were a natural result of Form II footwork and swordplay, all of which followed a single back and forth line, and was seen as an indication of skill and control.
Advantages of Form II: It is amazing against single opponents and is fueled by a competitive spirit. This form is also useful for variation, as it needs an altered grip lightsaber to get full use. Unpredictable and meant to disable your weapon, Form II: Makashi is meant to easily defeat your opponent in a one-to-one duel.
Disadvantages of Form II: It is horrible against multiple opponents.Mostly considered an acrobatic-footwork form, it is horrible against brute-strength. Anyone with brute-force will eventually defeat a Makashi duelist. This form is also horrible with blast deflection, and this made Makashi useless and unused due to the rise in blaster wielding opponents.
Notable Master of this Form: Jedi Master turned Sith Lord Count Dooku
In the next segment, I will go over the form that was the answer to Form II's complete lack of defense:
Form III: Soresu. I am Jedi Master Ryan Vickers. May the Force be with you!