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Fencing: Techniques of Foil, Epee and Sabre
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Manufacturer: Crowood Press
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Binding: Hardcover
Dewey Decimal Number: 796.86
EAN: 9781852231521
ISBN: 1852231521
Label: Crowood Press
Manufacturer: Crowood Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 144
Publication Date: 1988-10-01
Publisher: Crowood Press
Studio: Crowood Press

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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.

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Summary: Clear and practical guide to Fencing.
Comment: Brian Pitmans book is an excellent, down to earth guide to Fencing, he cover the three weapons Foil, Epee and Saber that are used in Olympic style of fencing.

Some Fencing books are to much concerned with the history of Fencing and often teach old or even outdated styles, that may be interesting in itself but if you want to compete in modern fencing you need modern, practical down to earth kind of book and this is it, also if you just want to Fence for fun this book is great, after all most people who want to Fence do it for the joy of it and not to be historically correct and beautiful, you Fence in order to hit the opponent and prevent him from hitting you, of course good and fun Fencing can be beautiful and even though the traditionalist are always complaining about the look of modern Fencing you can see many examples of top Fencers today who are not only very good but also Fence beautifully.

In his book Brian begins, in part one, with the basic history of fencing the aim of the game the rules and conventions and some basic warm up exercices, part two is about the Foil and part three and four are about the Epee and the Sabre.

He covers the footwork the attacks and defences and the strategy of the game and the book is full of good advice about, not only how to get a good technique but also how to use it that technique in an efficient manner, in other words how to Fence well.

My version of the book is from 1993 and some of the rules have changed (it changes almost every year) but the rest is still up to date and relevant.

I have not seen a better book about Fencing so far

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