My book, 'Stunt Lightsaber Combat for Beginners' ( http://www.lightsaberbook.com/ ) has a number of techniques in it, but all of these techniques rely on a two-handed grip on the lightsaber. People have asked me about information regarding a one-handed grip, or dual-wielding two sabers at once. This material will be included in my next book of Intermediate level techniques and drills. But it will take a few months to finish writing this book and getting all the illustrations / layout / editing done. In the meantime I wanted to share some of the basic information of the one-handed grip techniques and I will update this post as more illustrations are completed by the artist I am working with. One-Handed Power Guard This guard is the one-handed grip version of the two-handed Power Guard featured in my book. With the one-handed Power Guard stance you have both hands on the hilt and therefore your body position requires the side of your body to face the opponent; here the front of your body faces the opponent as the hand wielding your saber can freely move with your front forward. The forward leg has a bent knee as you would in a two-handed gripped Front Stance, and the rear foot has the heel lifted with the balls of the foot on the ground. Your unarmed hand should be held across the body with your thumb toward yourself as pictured in the illustration. This is because the guard can also be used for dual-wielding and it is easier for your body to remember to pull your hand into this position when adopting either a single-one handed grip or a dual-wielding grip. The second reason is that with your hand placed here you can easily switch mid-swing to a two-handed grip should you decide you want to add more strength to your blow. One-handed Long Guard This is the one-handed grip counterpart to the two-handed grip Long Guard featured in my book. As with the two-handed variation, this grip is the guard where you can hold the saber furthest away from your body without losing control of the weapon. It is one of the most frequently entered stances because its position is part of many strikes. You will notice a slight pivot of the front foot in the above illustration; this is because if you go from the one-handed Power Guard to the one-handed Long Guard and perform a pivot with your forward hip to add power to the strike, this pivoting requires using the ball of your front foot to assist. Here is the one-handed Long Guard viewed from the side, Notice that the point of the lightsaber is at around eye-level to the wielder. The unarmed hand should be held near your breast. It is useful to hold it in a light fist. In some styles of single swordsmanship you would put your hand behind to the small of your back; I do not recommend this. In styles where you see a swordsman adopt such a guard, it is because the unarmed hand cannot be used to double-grip the short handle of the sword. As the lightsaber is more fundamentally similar to a long-sword (thus having a grip that supports two-handed wielding) I think it is better to keep your unarmed hand as close to the hilt as possible YET protected inside the silhouette of your body to diminish it's value as a potential striking target for your opponent. The basic idea is, if you have your unarmed hand hanging loosely about, it can be a potential target for your opponent. You want your opponent to have to cross past your lightsaber so that you can easily parry; that's why it is there in front of you. If your hand is all about, it becomes another potential target. So you want to keep your hand as close to your body as possible. At the same time, you want your hand to have the shortest distance possible to the hilt of your lightsaber so you can rapidly switch to a double-handed grip on the hilt for executing techniques. Thus keeping your hand just above your chest is the optimal location for it. One-handed Long Tail Guard This is the one-handed grip variation of the two-handed grip Long Tail Guard featured in my book. As with the version in the book, this is an optimal guard for delivering Uppercuts from. Here it is shown from the side. If you begin your position in one-handed Power Guard, enter the Long Guard and then enter this Long Tail Guard you will find that you have performed a one-handed Cleave. If you do the reverse, going from the Long Tail Guard into Long Guard, and finally into the Power Guard, you will have performed an Uppercut. Perhaps you do not want to Uppercut from the Long Tail, and instead would like to thrust. To do this you must bring the saber up and into a..... One-handed Side Guard. This is the one-handed version of the two-handed Side Guard featured in the book. Here it is viewed from the front. From this position you can easily perform a one-handed thrust, like so; Technically, this position is known as the one-handed Strong Long Guard; as with the two-handed version, the normal Long Guard has the palm of your dominant hand facing the ground and the Strong Long Guard has your palm facing to the sky. This is the same principle with the one-handed version of the Strong Long Guard. It is a strong thrusting movement that is difficult to parry. *As more illustrations are completed, I will update this post.