Originally Posted by Hedji
Very much like a samurai or a gunslinger.
The combatants are not supposed to prolong a conflict, a quick victory mean life and death, if a long fight can be avoided, a swift put down needed.
Aside from that, Obi-wan remembered all too clearly that Darth Maul used a similar technique against Qui-Gon which disarmed the Jedi with a flat block and upward push using the long handle of Maul's lightsaber, held horizontally.
Right, left, middle combination would be easy to see in advance for a very skilled and very experienced Jedi. (Jedi reflexes)