It is well known that the original lightsaber duels in Star Wars were based on kendo, and the choreography became increasingly sophisticated, especially in the second trilogy.
The technique I am specifically asking about occurs at 13:08 in this video Every Lightsaber Duel from Star Wars (Episodes 1-6), Youtube, 2015/4/26
In it, Christopher Lee counters while turning his back, but unlike the unsatisfactory turning the back moments in prior lightsaber duels, in this Lee keeps his sword oriented on the opponent throughout the turn, which develops into a set of coiling thrusts to the face.
(Musashi wrote about thrusting at the face as a strategy to keep the opponent at bay or unnerve them. This beautiful expression of the body turn is my single favorite moment in all of Star Wars:)
More optimal examples are at 17:32 & 34, where blade-to-blade contact is maintained throughout.
- Does this body-turning technique derive from kenjutsu and does it have a name?
Note that I'm not asking if these techniques are recommended for dueling, merely if they are taught and practiced, and if so, how to refer to them.