Q: What Lightsaber fighting styles are available in game?
A: The Jedi Guardian has access to Shien and Soresu. The Jedi Sentinel has access to Juyo and Ataru. The base style is Shii-cho, which is later modified by the shared talent tree, Focus.
Taken form the Jedi Knight FAQ on the official forums.
a dev on the tracker a while back said that forms are just buffs, unless they change it, it shouldn't affect how you look. that said there is probably a specific fighting style for each AC being guardian, sentinel, shadow, and sage, and then different styles for the empire side as well, so we should see 8 forms or at least variable look for each one.
As for the question about whether Jedi's will do any flips or anything like in some of the movies, if you watch this vid towards the end you'll see the Jedi do a spin type kick.
From the seven forms of lightsaber i found in the AC page on the official site that:
ShiiCho will be used for both guardian and sentinel if u specialize.
Makashi is missin.
Soresu will probably be used for tanks
Ataru wil lbe used by sentinel if specced
Shien will be used by guardian if specced
Niman is missin
Juyo by sentinels if specced
I just found awsome how they pay atention to the details when creating abilities, spells, that reflectin the movie
Niman is not missing, it's inherrently used by any dual wield Jedi, even if it's not named as such (I don't know). I mean... why would dozens of Jedi and Sith alike train in dual wielding lightsabers without them using Niman/Jar'Kai?
Only thing I haven't seen so far is Makashi, which is odd since this is one of those times where I would've expected there to be a dire need for that particular style considering it's specialized against other lightsaber users. o_O
So Bioware invented the names for Kotor? I'm curious as people are praising them for being faithful to the movies/books, but I don't know which movie or books people are referring to. There are over 250 books, so I haven't read them all. I'm interested in sword-fighting IRL, so would like to read any material that focusses on how Jedi are trained in sabre forms/combat. On the official forum there was a discussion about how many hands/arms get cut off in the movies, and that Sabre duelling is heavily based on Samurai styles, but that could be just for the looks of it, or to add more mysticism to the Jedi arts.
Obi-Wan used Soresu, an overall defensive form.
Dokuu used Makashi, a versus-lightsaber form.
Yoda used Ataru, a highly mobile and aggressive form.
Mace Windu used Juyo, or more accurately: a version of it called Vaapad.
Luke and Anakin Skywalker used Shien/Djem So, a more balanced form.
The two remaining are Shii-Cho (the first and perhaps least used form due to being outdated and there being more efficient forms) and Jar'Kai/Niman, the dual wield form which almost all practitioners of dual wielding used.
You can find most of it here, for more indepth detail.
Ep II has in my opinion the best fighting scenes. Is the fighting in that arena with all those jedi's 2 or 3? That's epic too :P