This position is similar to a Rear Drag or Hold Stance. The Swordsman positions his Legs with the Left Leg forward and Right rearward (as with a lunge). The Blade is controlled from the Left Arm, which grips The Handle at the top. The Right Hand controls The Pommel. The Blade is “carried” rearward much in the same way as The Blade would be carried in a Scabbard (20-degree angle). The edge is positioned either up or down, depending on the secondary attack which would be chosen by The Swordsman. The full length of The Blade can be brought to bear against an Enemy’s Front. The Long Tail-Guard is a basic step which leads to many other stances.