In the images below I demonstrate the basic 6 angles of attack and defense we use in FSD for kali / eskrima and all contact weapon training. A variety of strikes can be used on these 6 angles: full swings, half swings (hit and retract), circular or redondo swings, and reverse angles among them. The motions are done from a static position, but in application they would always be accompanied by footwork. See my stick and sword or 4 Step Matrix page for stick work and footwork, or check out the links at the bottom of this page. Although a stick is used in the images, the same angles can be used for sword, knife, and any other contact weapons.
See more functional kali / eskrima footwork and stickwork: