First published in 1892, "Foil and Sabre" is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to fencing. It aims to provide the student with a complete course of instruction in the contemporary European fencing style, and does so plainly and with the aid of simple illustrations. This volume is perfect for beginners and experienced fencers alike, and it is not to be missed by collectors of vintage fencing literature. Contents include: "Historical Outline of Fencing in France", "The School at Joinville-le-Pont", "The New Academy of Arms", "Physical Development", "Instruction", "Preliminary Definitions", "Manner of Holding the Foil", "Position of Attention", "The Position of On Guard", "The Advance. La Marche", "The Retreat. La Retraite", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on fencing.
This book provides a comprehensive guide to the principles and techniques of fencing in the disciplines of foil, epee and sabre, from beginner through to intermediate standard. In a thorough examination of the basic skills, the author looks at how to hold the weapon, the on-guard position, attack, defence, tactics, and footwork. AUTHOR: Brian Pitman has been involved in fencing as competitor and coach for thirty years. He is currently Vice-President of the British Academy of Fencing and the Amateur Fencing Association's National Coach for Great Britain. He is the author of Fencing Know the Game. 123 photographs & diagrams
A Guide to Judging and Presiding at Foil and Sabre
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Foil and Sabre A Grammar of Fencing in Detailed Lessons for Professor and Pupil
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