A Beginner's Guide to Fencing

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Tracks Publishing, Jul 1, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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Debunking the sports rumored reputation of being outdated, this newly revised edition explores the ancient yet powerfully rich and entertaining art of fencing. Covering Olympic-style foil, epee, and saber methods, this comprehensive guide also features tips on safety, etiquette, and technique. With a brief history on the sport and an updated resource section, this examination tackles the fencing experience with humor and style. Review: "Start-Up Sports tackles the hottest sports. Forthright. Simple." --Library Journal "Light and energetic, easy to read. Information is sound and clearly presented. But more than anything else, the book successfully conveys the fun of fencing. A job well done." --Nick Evangelista, author, The Art and Science of Fencing
 

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Contents

Introduction Youve Got to Be Kidding
13
The Game
19
Chapter Two A Place to Fence
21
Chapter Three Basic Gear
25
Chapter Four Safety
31
Chapter Five About Manners
35
Chapter Six Fencers Fandango
39
Foil
45
Sport Fencing
101
Chapter Eleven A Beginners Journal
123
Chapter Twelve A Brief History
179
Glossary
184
Resources
187
Bibliography
188
Index
189
Special Thanks
191

Chapter Eight Anything Goes Epee
73
Chapter Nine Charge Saber
87

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About the author (2010)

Doug Werner is the author of the bestselling Start-Up SportsŪ series. He is also the author of Adopting in China, Fighting Fit, Fitness Training for Girls, Skateboarding: Book of Tricks, and Skateboarding: New Levels. He lives in San Diego.

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