So, in martial arts, swordfighting included, I always like to branch out and not focus on just one form. Competitive Lightsaber Leagues are a thing where they essentially turned Lightsaber Styles into a Martial Art.
I have a passage from a manual that is supposed to be written by an in-universe Star Wars Character. Instead of breaking Saber (sword combat) into the various styles, He posits that there are only two. Upon reading his treatise on it, I could see how it could apply to a sword user in general. Below is his stance on it, edited by me to make more sense.
"There are two key forms of combat a fighter must master: Strong Style and Fast Style. The latter emphasizes footwork, speed, and precision.
Strong style is an ancient philosophy that requires you to combine your body weight and your muscular strength. When used for defense, Strong Style turns an attack back on the attacker, if you deflect a blade at a vulnerable angle, it will draw your opponent in close enough for a winning blow."
Now, he means it more as all fighters either fall into column A or Column B. (He himself was an advocate of Strong Style). While analyzing anyone's fighting methods, I often find myself trying to base my strategy with the question "Is this person more Strong or Fast."
Granted, I do not believe in using just one of these. From my own experience from just sparring with you guys, I have seen that there are times when one must be Fast or Strong.
What do you all think about this stance of "Strong Style" and "Fast Style"? I'm more than happy to discuss with you guys.