Developed by the ancient Jedi Knights during the Great Sith War with the ancient Sith Empire, the original form of Sokan consisted of tactics for extraordinary feats of evasion and mobility, intended to place the enemy in a poor location or to enhance one's own position. In later millennia, shortly before the Clone Wars, it was combined with the kinetic motions of Form IV combat. Sokan involves swift strokes of the lightsaber aimed towards the opponent's vital areas in addition to quick tumbles and movements.

Some believe that Obi-Wan Kenobi employed elements of Sokan while dueling Anakin on Mustafar in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith; their arguments largely point out how Obi-Wan sought the high ground and used his favorable positioning to defeat Skywalker. The canon Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith novelization implies that Obi-Wan's victory was in fact more due to accident - indeed, a blunder - rather than any application of Sokan, suggesting that ascribing knowledge of Sokan to Obi-Wan would be false.


Known Practitioners in {JoF}:

Aldro Koon using Sokan against Ghajnm

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