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Fencing: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Activity Series)
Fencing: Steps to Success (Steps to Success Activity Series)
by Elaine Cheris
Paperback from Human Kinetics
ISBN: 087322972X

 

Fencing: Steps to Success covers all of the essential skills of the epee and foil forms of fencing. This book will serve as the perfect training guide for less experienced fencers and students of fencing, as well as a valuable reference for instructors of this highly technical sport.

One of the most recognized fencing figures in the United States, author Elaine Cheris shares her expertise as both a fencer and instructor. In each progressive learning step, she carefully describes each major skill, presents sequential illustrations (approximately 150 in all) to show how to perform the skill, and then provides a series of drills to refine the skills through practice. The book's step-by-step teaching method is both challenging and fun for the student, promoting skills development and motivation to learn more. It's the perfect technique-development guide and a valuable reference.

Having made the U.S. Olympic team in both epee and foil, Cheris covers both forms in this book, giving you a well-rounded introduction to the sport. A highly accomplished instructor, Cheris owns and operates the Cheyenne Fencing Society and has been the chairperson for two World Championships. She has instructed many notable students, including pop music stars Neil Diamond and Jimmy Buffett.

See all the titles available in the Steps to Success Series.

 
The Art and Science of Fencing
The Art and Science of Fencing
by Nick Evangelista
Paperback from McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 1570280754

Often thought of as an activity just for actors or an elite few, fencing is actually an ideal sport for people of all ages. Fencing develops dexterity, endurance, flexibility, grace, and overall fitness, while also allowing participants the opportunity to hone the mind's problem-solving abilities. It is easily learned and practiced by both young and old, men and women, boys and girls. It has even been molded to fit the needs of the blind and individuals using wheelchairs. This is truly a sport for everyone. The Art and Science of Fencing covers everything from the history of the sport to the specifics of fencing technique, including the psychology of fencing, types of fencing weapons, biographies of great fencers, and information on selecting a fencing school and getting started in the sport. This book is a necessity for everyone who's ever seen an Errol Flynn movie and thought "Hey, that could be me!"
 
Schools and Masters of Fencing: From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century
Schools and Masters of Fencing: From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century
by Egerton Castle
Paperback from Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486428265
The standard reference on historical swordsmanship since its 1885 publication. The author traces fencing from its roots in the unschooled brawling of the Middle Ages to its latter-day precision and refinement, focusing primarily on the 16th-century development of the rapier and its popularity in Renaissance Italy. 150 black-and-white illustration.
 
Fencer s Start-Up: A Beginner s Guide to Fencing (Start-Up Sports series)
Fencer's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Fencing (Start-Up Sports series)
by Tracks Publishing
Paperback from Tracks Publishing
ISBN: 1884654088
Learn fencing and get a great workout, improve hand-eye coordination, and just plain have fun. Endorsed by Veteran Fencers Quarterly.
 
The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Fencing (Ultimate Guide to Weight Training: Fencing)
The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Fencing (Ultimate Guide to Weight Training: Fencing)
by Rob Price
Paperback from Price World Publishing
ISBN: 1932549609

The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Fencing is the most comprehensive and up-to-date fencing-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of nearly 100 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year-round fencing-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results.

No other fencing book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book will have fencers increasing agility, strength, balance, and flexibility, which translates into more precision and power in advances, lunges, and recoveries.Following the programs in this book will also enhance wrist speed and control, reduce the chances of injury, and make you an overall better fencer.

Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs. From recreational to professional, thousands of athletes all over the world are already benefiting from this book and its techniques, and now you can too!

As an added bonus, this book also contains links to free record keeping charts which normally sell separately for $20.

 
The Inner Game of Fencing: Excellence in Form, Technique, Strategy and Spirit.
The Inner Game of Fencing: Excellence in Form, Technique, Strategy and Spirit.
by Nick Evangelista
Paperback from McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 1570282307
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An illustrated study of the mental aspects of the sport of fencing, written by the author of ART AND SCIENCE OF FENCING.
 
Fencing: Techniques of Foil, Epee and Sabre
Fencing: Techniques of Foil, Epee and Sabre
by Brian Pitman
Hardcover from Crowood Press
ISBN: 1852231521
This guide to fencing includes over 100 action photographs, demonstration sequences, and line drawings to help the reader put its advice into practice. It introduces the weapons and clarifies the rules governing them, explains the basics of the grip and the on-guard position, covers the strokes used in attack and defense, and explores tactics in depth.
 
Cold Steel: The Art of Fencing with the Sabre (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science)
Cold Steel: The Art of Fencing with the Sabre (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science)
by Alfred Hutton
Paperback from Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486449319
The techniques associated with the sabre differ markedly from those of the épeé and the rapier. This 1889 classic by a pioneer of modern fencing offers both technical and historical views of the art of the sabre. Topics include a variety of different strokes and parries, methods of combining attack and defense, and associated weapons. 55 illustrations.
 
Learning Fencing
Learning Fencing
by Berndt Barth, Katrin Barth
Paperback from Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841260959

This work, with its child appropriate uncomplicated text and motivating illustrations, was written for a child's hand. By inviting the child to complete individual tasks, to solve puzzles, to answer questions and to complete drawings, the book achieves the feel of a workbook. The little cartoon character "Foily" accompanies the reader throughout the book, as he offers tips and invites the child to practice independently. The contents correspond to the most basic level of fencing training. It is intended as a teaching tool for fencing instructors and trainers, to help promote understanding of the sport of fencing with the fencing students, and to improve independence in training. For the parents of fencing children it is an important motivational companion to fencing instruction.
 
The Art of Chinese Swordsmanship: The Manual of Taiji Jian
by Yun Zhang
Paperback from Weatherhill
 
Ars Gladitoria: 15th Century Swordsmanship of Master Fillipo Vadi
by Fillipo Vadi, Luca Porzio
Hardcover from Chivalry Bookshelf
 
The Art and Science of Fencing
by Nick Evangelista
Paperback: 296 pages
Contemporary Books; ISBN: 1570280754; (January 11, )

By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions
by Richard A. Cohen
Hardcover from Random House

A Complete Bibliography of Fencing and Duelling: As Practiced by All European Nations from the Middle Ages to the Present Day
by Carl A. Thimm
(Paperback)
 

Highland Swordsmanship: Techniques of the Scottish Sword Masters
by Sir William Hope, et al
(Hardcover -- November 15, )
 
The Inner Game of Fencing: Excellence in Form, Technique, Strategy and Spirit.
by Nick Evangelista
Paperback from McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books
 
Fencer's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Traditional & Sport Fencing (Start-Up Sports, No 8)
by Doug Werner
Paperback: 144 pages
Tracks Pub; ISBN: 1884654088;

Harnessing Anger: The Inner Discipline of Athletic Excellence
by Peter Westbrook, Tej Hazarika
A six-time Olympian and 13-time U.S. national champion, Peter Westbrook is one of America's most decorated athletes. As a fencer, he toils in relative obscurity, yet his accomplishments in and out of the arena are legion. As a black man in a white sport, he's become an Arthur Ashe with sword instead of racket, a pioneer with deep community roots. Westbrook's chronicle is a sharply told tale of controlled rage and inspiring self-discovery, filled with fascinating insight into an incredibly demanding, psychologically challenging, and fiercely competitive sport. Amazon.com
(Paperback -- August )

Foil, Saber, and Epee Fencing: Skills, Safety, Operations, and Responsibilities
by Maxwell R. Garret, et al
(Hardcover -- June )

A Dictionary of Universally Used Fencing Terminology: With Approval of the Joint Board of Accreditation of the United States Fencing Association...
by William M. Gaugler
(Paperback -- October )

Fencing: Techniques of Foil, Epee and Sabre
by Brian Pitman
(Hardcover - March 1989)

Fencing: The Modern International Style
by Istvan Lukovich
(Hardcover)

The Fencing Master
by Arturo Perez-Reverte, et al
In The Club Dumas, Arturo Pérez-Reverte explored the labyrinthine world of antiquarian book dealers, spicing his tale of mystery and murder with characters straight out of Paradise Lost and The Three Musketeers. Next came The Flanders Panel, a brilliant puzzle comprised of art, chess, and untimely death whose resolution lies in a painting by a Flemish master. In The Seville Communion, Pérez-Reverte turned his sights on the tangled politics of the Roman Catholic Church as an appropriate backdrop--for murder. In his fourth novel translated into English, the Spanish writer changes centuries (if not his focus on homicide), returning to the mid-1800s to follow the exploits of Don Jaime Astarloa, the eponymous fencing master. The year is 1866 and revolution is brewing in Spain. The corrupt Bourbon queen, Isabella II, is slowly losing her grip on power as equally corrupt exiled politicians vie to be her successor in a new republic. Against this background of political upheaval, Don Jaime goes about his business, teaching a dying art to a dwindling number of students. This is a man who resists changing times; to a friend he explains, "I have spent my whole life trying to preserve a certain idea of myself, and that is all. You have to cling to a set of values that do not depreciate with time. Everything else is the fashion of the moment, fleeting, mutable. In a word, nonsense." But then Adela de Otero--a woman with a mysterious past and an amazing talent for swordplay--comes into his life, and Don Jaime's world is turned upside down. As always, Pérez-Reverte offers literary excellence, a thumping good mystery, and fascinating insight into an arcane practice, in this case, fencing. Though the 19th-century politics in the book may resonate more with a Spanish audience than with English readers, the moral at the heart of The Fencing Master is universal: "to be honest, or at least honorable--anything, indeed, that has its roots in the word honor." In this, Don Jaime and Arturo Pérez-Reverte both succeed. --Alix Wilber - Amazon.com
Paperback: 244 pages
Harvest Books; ISBN: 0156006847;

Medieval Combat: A Fifteenth-Century Illustrated Manual of Swordfighting and Close-Quarter Combat
by Hans Talhoffer, et al
(Hardcover)

Old Sword-Play: Techniques of the Great Masters
by Alfred Hutton, Maestro Ramon Martinez
(Paperback -- January )

Shimmering Sword: Samurai, Western, and Star Wars Sword Fighting
by Nick Jamilla
(Paperback)

Sword of a Champion: The Story of Sharon Monplaisir (Anything You Can Do... New Sports Heroes for Girls)
by Doreen Greenberg, Michael Greenberg, Phil Velikan
Book Description: A compelling adventure of a very poor, gawky girl who chooses an after school activity that leads her to the Olympics. Sharon grew up in the South Bronx and learned the sport of fencing in high school to avoid the terror of her neighborhood street life. The book describes her transformation from a young, lonely girl into a powerful champion through hard training and determination. As a fencing champion, Sharon combines the reflexes of a boxer, the legs of a high-jumper and the concentration of a chess player. Destined to be great, her natural talent and hard work led her to National and World championships and three Olympic teams.
Paperback from Wish Publishing

 

The Woman Fencer
by Nick Evangelista, Anita Evangelista
Book Description: While fencing was once the prerogative of men alone - by tradition and by choice - fencing has involved into a sport that is no longer gender exclusive. It is a game that may be mastered by anyone. Today, women play an important and equal role in fencing, and yet, there has never been a volume specifically addressing the issue of women as fencing entities.
(Paperback -- September 1, )
 
The Duel: Its Rise and Fall in Early Modern France
by Francois Billacois, Trista Selous (Translator)
(Hardcover - September 1990)
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Swashbuckling: A Step-By-Step Guide to the Art of Stage Combat and Theatrical Swordplay
by Richard J. Lane
(Paperback)
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Epee Fencing: A Complete System
by Imre Vass
(Hardcover)
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One Touch at a Time: Psychological Processes in Fencing
by Aladar Kogler
(Paperback)
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