Darth Maul is killed through Obi-Wan Kenobi's use of sai tok.

…Luke, you could have killed her. Cut her in two…

Mara Jade to Luke Skywalker, Sacrifice

In lightsaber combat, a sai tok, frowned upon by the Jedi because of its Sith-like nature, was the act of cutting an opponent in half, usually separating his or her legs from the torso at the waist.

Notable usesEdit


Hey! She halved Quanto!

Gudb, surprised that Nomi Sunrider killed Quanto, Tales of the Jedi (audio)

Before even beginning any formal Jedi training, Nomi Sunrider took up her newly-deceased husband's lightsaber, and literally "halved" the space pirate Quanto, as described by his companion Gudb. Sunrider's use of sai tok was unique in that she cleaved Quanto lengthwise rather than through the waist.[1]

The Sith Lord Darth Maul performed this maneuver when defeating Mighella, Dathomiri Nightsister and bodyguard of Black Sun lord Alexi Garyn.[2]

In an impressive display of lightsaber technique, Jedi Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi used sai tok to defeat Maul during the Second Battle of Theed.[3]

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Jedi Master Quinlan Vos also killed both the dark side Master Volfe Karkko,[4] and the Dark Jedi Kadrian Sey in this manner.[5]

Kit Fisto used this move to destroy Grievous' repair droid A-4D on Vassek [6]

During their final duel on board the Death Star, Obi-Wan Kenobi would have received a sai tok from Darth Vader had Kenobi's body not disappeared into the Force upon his death. [7]

A year later, while confronting Dark Jedi Krdys Mordi on New Alderaan in defense of Master Luke Skywalker, Jem Ysanna killed Mordi through use of sai tok.[8]

During that same battle, Princess Leia Organa Solo also performed a sai tok maneuver against Executor Tedryn-Sha, slicing him from his left shoulder down to his right waist.[8]

An Unidentified Aqualish Sith received a sai tok strike from Master Wolf Sazen in 137 ABY.

Survival casesEdit

In rare instances, it is possible however for the recipient of sai tok to survive, either by use of the Force or some other means. An example would be the Dark Jedi Maw, who received a sai tok from Jedi Master Qu Rahn. Maw managed to survive this usually fatal attack by drawing on his anger through the dark side of the Force. His new disfigurement consequently made him a prime candidate for a completely unique form of lightsaber combat: Trispzest. Another non-canon example has Darth Maul surviving somehow, having his missing legs replaced by mechanical ones. The canon of this story has yet to be addressed.



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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