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The Newcomer’s Guide to Competition Fencing

Newcomer's Guide to Competition FencingRobin 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 all-important technical language. All you need to take your first steps into competition without looking like a wide-eyed novice.

Ideal for the club fencer, parents of fencers or partners of fencers, the Newcomers’ Guide is based on thirty years experience from a competitor and coach.

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 4183 KB
Print Length: 192 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Proactivity Press; 1 edition (12 July 2020)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English
ASIN: B08CVNQNYB
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray:
Not Enabled
Word Wise: Enabled
Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Format: Paperback 150 pages
Publisher: Proactivity Press (13 July 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1916119425
ISBN-13: 978-1916119420
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.9 x 22.9 cm

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The Art of Foil Fencing (2nd Edition)

Image: The Art of Foil Fencing, coverRoy Stocks
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Image: Sports Fencing An Introduction, coverRobin Catling

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Winning at Epee coverTechniques for the shorter fencer

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The Art of Foil Fencing

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 books and drafted this manual to try to de-mystify a challenging technical sport.

Re-edited and updated, this edition builds on the basic techniques to consider their application and tactical use in one of the fastest and most demanding of combat sports.