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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd; 1st Edition 1st Printing edition (28 April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861265948
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861265944
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,375,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Covering foil, sabre and epee in turn, the exercises work from the basics of on guard and control of the weapon, through simple attacks, to parries, ripostes, counter-ripostes and compound attacks. The exercises can be used by two fencers of similar ability, or by coach and pupil, thereby offering a useful aid for students and coaches alike.

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Fencing: Essential Skills Training
My interest in writing about fencing started when I returned to the sport after a long break and decided that I would like to write some contributions for The Point, which is the magazine of Scottish Fencing. To my delight a number of articles were published

I wrote to The Crowood Press in January 2002, enclosing some of these articles. Their response was to request a book synopsis for a three-weapon fencing book, which was accepted
The manuscript was written during the rest of 2002 and submitted to the publisher in January 2003.
This book is a tribute to the teachings of Prof. H,T. (Bert) Bracewell, the former Scottish National Fencing Coach. The photographs taken at Heriot-Watt University Fencing Club are a record of the skills training that took place during that period: all were taken impromptu as events occurred. Bert has since ceased coaching at Heriot-Watt. It is a privilege to have made this record during his final year as the club’s coach (albeit unknowingly).
I hope this book will be of interest to Schools. A teacher who wishes to start a fencing club can use this a useful reference. Even if regular fencing lessons are not available to you can train with a friend of similar ability. By the time you are near the end of the book you should be well on your way to becoming an established fencer.
I have written this very much with the club fencer in mind. Fencing is not just a sport for young people. Fencers can come from different backgrounds and be of varying ages.
Having got so much from this sport it is particularly enjoyable to give a little back in return.
Writing this book involved hard work but it has also been great fun. I hope you find it useful.
Kind Regards,

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