I realize this is a stupid question, but how does one get the downward sword thrust to work in skyward sword? I'm not taking about general combat, I mean the part in Faron woods where you have to find the gate to the trials or whatever. The game prompts me to press a and swing downward, but I've tried a million times and it won't work. Am I doing something wrong / how do I do this?
I have claimed Alduin, the mighty dragon! He shall one day return to bring forth the end of time, and fulfill the prophecy of the world eater.