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Old 09-06-2011, 06:22 PM   #1522
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I just took a look at Wookieepedia, and I think that most of the notable practitioners held thier lightsabers in the standard way, and some of them used double sabers:

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Notable practitioners
■Kavar[2]
■Zez-Kai Ell[2]
■Vrook Lamar[2]
■Ulic Qel-Droma[3]
■Darth Bane[4]
■Aayla Secura[5]
■Plo Koon[6]
■Galen Marek[6]
■Anakin Skywalker[1]
■Kyle Katarn[7]
■Luke Skywalker[8]
I think that the main thing about Shien is that it isn't a purely defensive style: after a defensive parry, there is an aggressive counterstrike; likewise, blaster bolts get deflected back at attackers, rather than at innanimate objects. The hand grip position being reversed can be used, but isn't the primary use of the form.
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Form_V:_Shien_/_Djem_So

Aside from that, while it would be possible to make some hilts with reversed grips, I don't think that the animations sync up as well, and therefore wouldn't be worth the effort. You'd have to use two sabers, because holding a sinigle blade upside down with two hands looks funny



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