There are generally two schools of thought on lightsaber battling techniques:
1. Poke your opponent gently but repeatedly until someone gives up or loses a hand (known as the "Original Trilogy Strategy")
2. Have an elaborate dance routine with your opponent, ending in an empty, emotion-free death, as excessive CGI has completely taken the audience out of the scene (known as the "Prequel Trilogy Strategy")
But there are some alternate ways of going about lightsaber combat, as detailed by CaitlynPetersen.