No arm annie

Count Dooku employing the cho sun strike against Anakin Skywalker.

In lightsaber combat, cho sun was the act of cutting off an opponent's weapon arm.

Notable UsesEdit


Slash off their fighting arms, Goir! You'll take them alive.

Sedriss to Vill Goir about Luke Skywalker and Kam Solusar, Star Wars: Dark Empire (audio)

Sith Lord Ulic Qel-Droma performed a cho sun on his own brother during The Sith War, and then killed him.[1] It should be noted that even though Cay Qel-Droma's arm was mechanical, cho sun still applies because it was the arm with which he dueled.

Count Dooku performed cho sun on Anakin Skywalker during their duel on Geonosis.[2]

Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi performed cho sun at least four times: in bars on both Coruscant[2] and Tatooine,[3], also during the Battle of Muunilinst while battling the Gen'Dai bounty hunter Durge.[4] and while battling Anakin on Mustafar.

Jedi Master Tresina Lobi performed a successful cho sun strike against Dark Lady of the Sith Lumiya, during their duel in Coruscant's Fellowship Plaza.[5]

Darth Nihl finessed a cho sun while dueling Wolf Sazen during the Massacre on Ossus.[6] Nihl himself lost an arm while fighting Cade Skywalker at the Temple of the Sith.[7]



Notes & ReferencesEdit

Combat Duel · Dun Möch · Fast style · Medium style · Strong style · Form "Zero" · Mounted · Niman/Jar'Kai · Sokan · Three rings of defense · Trispzest · Tràkata
Forms I: Shii-Cho · II: Makashi · III: Soresu · IV: Ataru · V: Shien / Djem So · VI: Niman · VII: Juyo / Vaapad
Techniques Cho mai · Cho mok · Cho sun · Dulon · Faalo's cadences · Faalo's Will · Falling Leaf · Flowing Water · Jedi ready · Jung · Jung ma · Kai-kan · Lus-ma · Mou kei · Sai · Sai cha · Sai tok · Sequence · Shiak · Shiim · Shun · Sun djem · Velocities
Variations Curved-hilt lightsaber · Double-bladed lightsaber · Fiber-cord linked lightsabers · Forked lightsaber · Imperial Knight lightsaber · Lightclub · Lightfoil · Lightwhip · Paired lightsabers · Lightsaber pike · Protosaber · Shoto / Guard shoto · Lightsaber staff · Training lightsaber / Sith training saber
Lightsaber-resistant materials Armorweave · Cortosis · Darkswords · Force Weapon · Mandalorian iron · Neuranium · Orbalisks · Phrik · Sith Alchemy · Ultrachrome
Technology Blade emitter shroud · Crystal · Diatium power cell · Emitter matrix · Focusing lens · Hilt · Inert power insulator · Pommel cap
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