Welcome to the world of martial and flow arts! If you are new to this field, it can be helpful to familiarize yourself with some common terminology and techniques. To get you started, here is a list of some basic moves and their equivalent in Star Wars culture:
Forward and Reverse Weave: a basic figure-8 pattern that is commonly seen in Star Wars, with one additional "beat" behind the back, also known as the "Obi/Ani."
Rotor: a basic movement that involves alternating "up/down" patterns with both hands to keep the staff rotating in a continuous 360-degree rotation.
Neck Wrap: a move in which you wrap the staff around your neck.
Forward and Reverse Fishtails: a "no hands" weave using the back part of the wrist to control the saber in a "side to side" pattern.
Conveyor Belts: an intermediate-level contact flow arts pattern on the forearms.
Angel Roll: an intermediate-level contact flow arts pattern that involves moving the saber from one hand across the back to the opposite hand.
Halo: a half-angel roll.
Shoulder Neck Shoulder (SNS): an intermediate-level contact flow arts movement under the armpit.
Steve: an intermediate-level contact flow arts movement from palm to back to palm.
Most intermediate and advanced spinning techniques are based on variations of these fundamental moves. By learning these techniques, you will have a solid foundation for freestyling with a lightsaber.