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A Dark Jedi performs cho mok on his opponent's leg.
"Cho mok translates as "to otherwise maim," targeting legs, limbs, or appendages that will disable your opponent."
Cin Drallig

In lightsaber combat, cho mok was the act of cutting off an opponent's limb, such as a humanoid's leg.

It should be noted that Count Dooku cutting Anakin Skywalker's arm on Geonosis was considered an "up to the elbow" version of cho mai, as it was not quite as drastic as cho mok.[1]


Notable uses

"We know that a severed limb can readily be replaced by a prosthetic that looks identical to the real thing. Prosthetics offer sensation and do everything flesh can. They're ideal substitutes in every way, except for requiring maintenance. So we don't feel too badly when we have to cut the arm or leg off a very bad person. But I assure you, that very bad person remembers the pain forever."
Valin Horn

At the climax of the Seventh Battle of Ruusan, Sith Lord Githany administered a cho mok strike against the Jedi initiate Hardin, severing his leg from the knee down with her lightwhip.[2]

The Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress applied cho mok against Zule Xiss, slicing off her left arm.[3]

Anakin Skywalker applied cho mok on an IG-100 MagnaGuard aboard the Invisible Hand.[4]

Obi-Wan Kenobi's amputation of Darth Vader's legs and remaining arm during his mou kei application could be considered a fast, triple cho mok.[4]

Sith Lord Githany exacting cho mok against Hardin.

Obi-Wan Kenobi used this technique at several points in his life: on Coruscant[1], on Tatooine[5], and would use it during numerous duels, such as on Tatooine during the early years of the Great Jedi Purge[6]

Laddinare Torbin used this technique to sever the arm of Dark Jedi Arden Lyn.

Corwin Shelvay used this technique to sever the arm of High Inquisitor Antinnis Tremayne during their duel on Coruscant.

Luke Skywalker performed the maneuver on Hoth against a female Wampa, who would later be appropriately referred to as "One-Arm".[7]

Skywalker also severed UnuThul's arm during their duel aboard the Admiral Ackbar.[8]

Jacen Solo performed cho mok when he chopped off Nelani Dinn's right leg at Darth Vectivus's lair near Bimmiel in 40 ABY, beginning his path towards his grandfather's footsteps.[9]

Jedi Master Tresina Lobi received a cho mok strike from Dark Jedi Alema Rar, during their duel in Coruscant's Fellowship Plaza, having both of her legs severed at the knees.[10]

Salle Serpa would have his arm cut off by Zekk[11]

The Dark Lord of the Sith Jacen Solo would receive a cho mok mark from his own sister, Jaina Solo, in their duel during the Second Battle of Roche.[12]

Feeorin Pirate Rav received a 'cho mok' strike to one of his legs from Cathar Jedi Rasi Tuum.

Many decades later, Darth Nihl would cleave Wolf Sazen's arm, also earning him the pseudonym "One-Arm".[13] Cade Skywalker, Wolf's pupil, returned the favor on Nihl seven years later.[14]


  • Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith
  • Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Republic: The Battle of Jabiim
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Rebel Force: Renegade
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Dark Nest III: The Swarm War
  • Betrayal
  • Tempest
  • Invincible
  • Outcast
  • Star Wars Legacy 1: Broken, Part 1
  • Star Wars Legacy 19: Claws of the Dragon, Part 6
  • Star Wars Legacy 26: The Hidden Temple, Part 2 (Appears in flashback(s))


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  2. Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith
  3. Star Wars Republic: The Battle of Jabiim
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  5. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  6. Star Wars Legacy 16: Claws of the Dragon, Part 3
  7. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  8. Dark Nest III: The Swarm War
  9. Betrayal
  10. Tempest
  11. Inferno
  12. Invincible
  13. Star Wars Legacy 1: Broken, Part 1
  14. Star Wars Legacy 19: Claws of the Dragon, Part 6
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 · Su · Sun djem · Twin Suns · Velocities
Variations Crossguard lightsaber · Curved-hilt lightsaber · Dual-phase lightsaber · Double-bladed lightsaber · Imperial Knight lightsaber · Lightclub · Lightfoil · Lightwhip · Long-handle lightsaber · Lightsaber pike · Protosaber · Shoto / Guard shoto · Training lightsaber / Sith training saber
Lightsaber-resistant materials Armorweave · Cortosis · Darkswords · Force Weapon · Mandalorian iron · Neuranium · Orbalisks · Phrik · Sith alchemy · Ultrachrome
Technology Blade emitter · Crystal · Diatium power cell · Emitter matrix · Focusing lens · Hilt · Inert power insulator · Pommel cap

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