Decided to sneak some time on the game today and pleased that I did as I managed to find a knight who taught me the stab upwards move.
I also levelled up my attack to level eight but then got confused when I levelled it up again as it stayed at level eight. It turns out that level eight is the maximum for them all and anything after that gains you an extra life. I did not know this until I read it afterwards so was slightly confused at the time I will admit.
Now that I'm all levelled up for attack, magic and life tomorrow will be the completion of the fourth castle. Hopefully.