Swordfighting Diagonal and SlopeDiagonal and Slope are both ways to slide forward and sideways without changing stance or direction. You start in the standard right stance -
For diagonal, you move diagonally in the direction of your forward foot. So in a right stance, that means you move forward and right.
A slope is the opposite - you move diagonally away from the direction of your forward foot. So in a right stance, you move back and left.
For both movements the carriage must stay upright. No leaning or swaying which leads to off balance.
Note I have not officially learned these moves yet so I will update my notes once I have!
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