Fencing: Ancient Art and Modern Sport

Fencing Ancient Art and Modern Sport This book is designed as an encyclopedic text book for the modern fencer The beginner as well as the established fencer will find it of enormous value for a better understanding of this ancient art an

  • Title: Fencing: Ancient Art and Modern Sport
  • Author: Charles Louis De Beaumont
  • ISBN: 9780498023323
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book is designed as an encyclopedic text book for the modern fencer The beginner as well as the established fencer will find it of enormous value for a better understanding of this ancient art and modern sport.The technique and tactics for foil, p e and sabre are in full detail related t the different schools and methods, and the advantages and disadvantages of eaThis book is designed as an encyclopedic text book for the modern fencer The beginner as well as the established fencer will find it of enormous value for a better understanding of this ancient art and modern sport.The technique and tactics for foil, p e and sabre are in full detail related t the different schools and methods, and the advantages and disadvantages of each are discussed as by a practical fencer for fencers, not for theorists.In many chapters covering, inter alia, training, tactics, judging and presiding, and the organisation of a club, matches and competitions, the author has sought to answer all the questions which fencers have been asking him during the last twenty five years A note on the historical background of fencing is completed with the results of the World Championships and Olympic Games.The author is ideally fitted to cope with the fascinating but complex task President of the Amateur Fencing Association and the British Empire and Commonwealth Fencing Federation, a former p e champion of Great Britain and of the Empire, he has captained four British Olympic teams and is recognised on the International Fencing Federation, of which he is a Member of Honour, as a leading authority on the organisation and technique of the sport.It is his hope that he has provided, in this 90,000 word book, the contemporary manual to the art.With about 100 drawings and photographs

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