- "Have you ever heard of the art of Teräs Käsi? It was designed to counter the Jedi, but I find it works quite well on anyone with limbs to break."
- ―Dryden Vos, to Qi'ra
Teräs Käsi was a form of hand-to-hand combat that was created to fight Jedi. Its practitioners were ranked into novices, adepts, or masters according to their skills level, and wore distinctive outfits.
Former Sith Lord Maul, the head of Crimson Dawn, was a practitioner of Teräs Käsi, and he taught it to Dryden Vos, who, in turn, trained his lieutenant, Qi'ra. During the raid on Kessel, Qi'ra utilized the form to take down Quay Tolsite of the Pyke Syndicate. The Elite Praetorian Guards of the First Order were also trained in Teräs Käsi, along with other martial arts.
Behind the scenesEdit
Teräs Käsi was first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in the 2015 mobile game Star Wars: Uprising. Teräs Käsi was originated in the 1996 Star Wars Legends novel Shadows of the Empire, before being showcased in the 1997 fighting game Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi. It was inspired by a real-life fighting style called pencak silat.
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition
- Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation 3 (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: Uprising (First mentioned)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Uprising
- ↑ Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ Shadows of the Empire novel
- ↑ Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi
- ↑ Steve Perry Talks Teräs Käsi, Walks Silat Serak. teraskasi.net (June 17, 2005). Retrieved on February 1, 2014.
- ↑ Anderson, Jenna (June 7, 2018). Star Wars: Teras Kasi Almost Debuted in 'Rogue One'. comicbook.com.