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Bayonet exercise at Fort Henry in Kingston, ON. The movement being executed is called the "front point," though it's actually too high. The front point normally targets the middle of the opponent's chest, or the pit of the stomach, while the "high point" aims for either a mounted trooper's side, or an opponent standing above the line, such as coming over a parapet. The "low point" reverses the weapon so as to face the trigger guard up and drives down, as though finishing off a fallen opponent, or attacking an opponent in a lower position, such as below a parapet. I don't recall seeing the "lance point," (or throw point) which involves throwing the weapon forward with one hand. It's a bit awkward in the beginning, because you have to control a heavy weapon with one hand, but with a bit of practice, it's extremely quick and difficult to parry.

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Taken on June 28, 2012