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There are four major forms of fighting:
Flurry is a form that is dedicated mainly to being steadily offensive, regardless of how the opponent reacts.
In the beginning of her training, the Honored Matres Initiate learns the fundamentals of attacking in an effective manner. Using the basics of Sabda combat training, the Initiate can, with time, learn to overwhelm her enemy with a variety of moves. This combat form is considered very aggressive, and relies on power and speed.
Resheph form is primarily defensive, using the opponents' momentum and aggression against them by delivering devastating counterattacks. This form is also known for being effective versus multiple opponents at once.
Once an Honored Matres Adept learns the basics of Sabda training, and begins her Prana-Bindu training, she can learn the secrets of effective defensive maneuvers. The Resheph combat form focuses mainly on using the opponent's momentum against them. The harder an opponent attacks a Matre in this form, the more pain the Matre inflicts upon the aggressor. The Resheph combat form is considered intensely defensive.
See also: Resheph
Relaxed form is mainly used for regen purposes, and really has very limited offensive and defensive characteristics.
Using the fundamentals of relaxation and meditation training, the Honored Matre can deal with opponents a relaxed manner, conserving energy and healing herself. This form is neither considered to be defensive or offensive, but it provides the fastest recovery times, and fatigues/stresses the least.
See also: Relaxed
Katahzirui is a form that is achieved after much practice and development. It is a very taxing form, both on the body and mind, but it combines the offensive nature of Flurry with the defensive qualities of Resheph. Katahzirui is most effective against one opponent, especially if that opponent is very defensive.