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The Art and Science of Fencingby Nick Evangelista
Synopses & Reviews
Often thought of as an activity just for actors or an elite few, fencing is actually an ideal sport for people of all ages. Fencing develops dexterity, endurance, flexibility, grace, and overall fitness, while also allowing participants the opportunity to hone the mind's problem-solving abilities. It is easily learned and practiced by both young and old, men and women, boys and girls. It has even been molded to fit the needs of the blind and individuals using wheelchairs. This is truly a sport for everyone. The Art and Science of Fencing covers everything from the history of the sport to the specifics of fencing technique, including the psychology of fencing, types of fencing weapons, biographies of great fencers, and information on selecting a fencing school and getting started in the sport. This book is a necessity for everyone who's ever seen an Errol Flynn movie and thought "Hey, that could be me!"
Book News Annotation:
An enjoyable introduction to the history, lore, and some specifics of technique, including the psychology of fencing. Covers the three types of weapons, the rules, and selecting a fencing school or getting started in the sport. Includes profiles of prominent fencers, a glossary of terms, and book and film resources. Illustrated with b&w photos. Masters Press is at 2647 Waterfront Pkwy. E. Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46214.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Nick Evangelista has taught fencing for more than 30 years. He is also the author of The Art and Science of Fencing.
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