- Prime Student members get 10% off Books. Enter code STUDENT10 at checkout. Enter code STUDENT10 at checkout. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
Fencing: Essential Skills Training Paperback – 28 Apr 2003
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Special offers and product promotions
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
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.
From the Author
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 clubs 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.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Top customer reviews
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com