Slashing Stance is the stance at which the beam katana is held. There are two types of Slashing Stances, high and low, and an indicator at the right of the screen during gameplay displays whichever is being assumed. High Slashing Stance is performed by tilting the Wii Remote at an upwards angle, and Low Slashing Stance is performed by holding the Wii Remote straight, or tilting it at a downwards angle. While there is little difference in what Slashing Stance is being assumed, certain times may require a particular stance, such as using a High Slashing Stance against an enemy who guards low.
The manner in which Charged Slashes are executed is also dependent on the Slashing Stance that is being assumed. A High Charge Slash sends Travis Touchdown slashing forwards. A Low Charge Slash causes Travis to slash the enemies at his sides.
Beat Attacks may also depend on the Slashing Stance, as certain enemies assume a high or low guard stance.