This particular tactic was designed to strike at the head, face or shoulders of an Opponent. Deployed from a variety of Guard stances, The High Lunge was accomplished with the placement of the feet in a modified “Leap stance”, with the Right Leg providing the required push outward. The momentum of the push forward was balanced by the Left Leg. The blade was positioned and held in a “Full Grip'', with The “True” of sharpened edge of the blade – positioned downward. This tactic was somewhat effective for countering a Helmet Visor. A downfall of The High Lunge (as with any Lunge), was the Swordsman exposed both of his Flanks. A skilled Fighter could however, re-adjust his blade into a suitable Guard to counter this.