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The Newcomer’s Guide to Competition Fencing

The Newcomer’s Guide to Competition Fencing

The Newcomer’s Guide to Competition Fencing is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. Robin Catling In the highly technical sport of Modern Olympic Fencing, stepping up from the club to competition can seem a daunting, baffling prospect – but no longer. This newcomer’s guide sets out the requirements, formats, rules, etiquette and … The Newcomer’s Guide to Competition Fencing Read More » ...
The Art of Foil Fencing (2nd Edition)

The Art of Foil Fencing (2nd Edition)

The Art of Foil Fencing is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. Roy Stocks Edited by Robin Catling Roy Stocks’ passion for modern sports fencing came to dominate his life, first as a competitor and later as a coach. As a late-comer to both, Roy lamented the lack of clear, concise, up-to-date … The Art of Foil Fencing (2nd Edition) Read More » ...
The HEMA Heresy [UPCOMING]

The HEMA Heresy [UPCOMING]

Reconstructing Historical European Martial Arts Robin Catling From Medieval longsword to military sabre, the applied study of Western fighting systems, long supplanted by firearms, is more like combat archaeology. And while the ‘HEMA’ community tries to keep it real, instructor and author Robin Catling outlines why the mindset of the modern martial artist will always … The HEMA Heresy Read More » ...
Sport Fencing: An Introduction [UPCOMING]

Sport Fencing: An Introduction [UPCOMING]

Robin Catling With every action game, movie and TV show featuring a character with a sword on the poster, the iconic status of the weapon continues to grow. Olympic-style sport fencing offers a safe entry to one of the fastest and most demanding of combat sports for all ages and abilities. Fencing coach Robin Catling … Sport Fencing: An Introduction Read More » ...
Winning at Épée [UPCOMING]

Winning at Épée [UPCOMING]

Techniques for the shorter fencer Robin Catling In the modern sport of fencing, where the taller fencer notionally has the advantage of reach, the shorter fencer needs every tactical help they can get. Practical analysis and advice from experienced fencing coach Robin Catling proves that any fencer of any stature can win at épée.   ...