The Art and Science of Fencing

Author: Nick Evangelista
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781570280757
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 296
View: 2521
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!"

The Science of Fencing

A Comprehensive Training Manual for Master and Student : Including Lesson Plans for Foil, Sabre and Épée Instruction
Author: William M. Gaugler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781884528057
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 392
View: 9115
The Military Fencing Masters Program, established in 1979, is where aspiring fencers go to earn legitimate degrees as teachers of the art of fencing. This internationally recognized course -- which covers all aspects of fencing -- has produced more than a few accomplished fencing masters since ts inception. It is, to date, the only successful long-term program of its kind in the United States. A comprehensive fencing training manual for both the fencing master and his students. The only book that includes lesson plans for foil, sabre and epee instruction. -- The most comprehensive text available -- Complete basic, intermediate and advanced Foil, Sabre and Epee lessons -- A companion volume to On Fencing by Aldo Nadi

Fencer's Start-Up

Author: Doug Werner
Publisher: Tracks Publishing
ISBN: 1884654770
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 6527
An engaging guide to fencing covers Olympic-style foil, epee and saber methods and includes tips on safety, etiquette and technique; a historical overview of the sport; and an updated resource section. By the author of Golfer's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Golf. Second Edition. Original.

Old Sword Play

Techniques of the Great Masters
Author: Alfred Hutton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048614089X
Category: History
Page: 112
View: 1915
DIVDiagrams and detailed instruction in the use of the two-hand sword, rapier and dagger, broadsword and buckler, rapier and cloak, and dagger and cloak. For sword-play enthusiasts and anyone interested in self-defense. /div


A Renaissance Treatise
Author: Camillo Agrippa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781599101736
Category: History
Page: 236
View: 5827
Camillo Agrippa's widely influential "Treatise on the Science of Arms" was a turning point in the history of fencing. The author - an engineer by trade and not a professional master of arms - was able to radically re-imagine teaching the art of fencing. Agrippa's treatise is the fundamental text of Western swordsmanship. Just as earlier swordsmanship can be better understood from Agrippa's critiques, so too was his book the starting point for the rapier era. Every other treatise of the early-modern period had to deal explicitly or implicitly with Agrippa's startling transformation of the art and science of self-defense with the sword. Likewise, all of the fundamental ideas that are still used today - distance, time, line, blade opposition, counterattacks and countertime - are expressed in this paradigm-shifting treatise. This is a work that should be on the bookshelf of anyone interested in the history, practice or teaching of fencing. His treatise was also a microcosm of sixteenth-century thought. It examines the art, reduces it to its very principles, and reconstructs it according to a way of thinking that incorporated new concepts of art, science and philosophy. Contained within this handy volume are concrete examples of a new questioning of received wisdom and a turn toward empirical proofs, hallmarks of the Enlightenment. The treatise also presents evidence for a redefinition of elite masculinity in the wake of the military revolution of the sixteenth century. At the same time, is offers suggestive clues to the place of the hermetic tradition in the early-modern intellectual life and its implications for the origins of modern science. Camillo Agrippa's "Treatise on the Science of Arms" was first published in Rome in 1553 by the papal printer Antonio Blado. The original treatise was illustrated with 67 engravings that belong to the peak of Renaissance design. They are reproduced here in full. "Mondschein has at last made available to English-speaking readers one of the most important texts in the history of European martial arts. Agrippa marks a turning point in the intellectual history of these arts.... Mondschein's introduction to his work helps the reader understand Agrippa - and the martial practices themselves - as pivotal agents in the evolving cultural and intellectual systems of the sixteenth century. Above all, Mondschein's translation is refreshingly clean and idiomatic, rendering the systematic clarity of the Italian original into equally clear modern English - evidence of the author's familiarity with modern fencing and understanding of the physical realities that his author is trying to express. Mondschein's contextualization of his topic points the way for future scholarly exploration, and his translation will doubtless be valued by both students of cultural history and practitioners of modern sword arts." - Dr. Jeffrey L. Forgeng, Paul S. Morgan Curator -Higgins Armory Museum, Adj. Assoc. Prof. of Humanities, Worcester Polytechnic Institute First English translation. Hardcover, 234 pages, 67 illustrations, introduction, bibliography, glossary, appendix, index."

Schools and Masters of Fencing

From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century
Author: Egerton Castle
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486138755
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 9037
The definitive work on fencing history and the art swordsmanship traces the sport from its rough beginnings to its latter-day refinement, focusing primarily on the 16th-century development of the rapier and its popularity in Italy.

The Art and Science of Staff Fighting

A Complete Instructional Guide
Author: Joe Varady
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 1594394121
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 2008
NINE LEVELS, EASY TO EXPERT This book stands apart from other staff training manuals. While most titles focus on forms and twirling, The Art and Science of Staff Fighting emphasizes the dynamics of combat. The author draws on thirty years of martial experience, presenting the best of both Eastern and Western traditions. Joe Varady lays out a comprehensive course of study in nine levels, from beginner to expert. He guides readers through such fundamentals as stances, striking, blocking, and footwork. In advanced lessons, readers learn disarming techniques, groundwork, and facing multiple opponents. But this book is not just for staff enthusiasts. Even those unfamiliar with martial arts can adapt these techniques, increasing their skill and confidence in defending themselves. "Our environment is usually full of improvised weapons,” Varady writes. “Staff fighting techniques can be effectively applied in a self-defense situation using a walking stick, coatrack, curtain rod, floor lamp, hockey stick, fallen tree branch, broom, mop, shovel, or rake.” Equipped with this knowledge, readers will begin to realize that, in one way or another, they are nearly always armed—and capable of defending themselves. This book features • Nine levels of instruction, progressing from easy to expert • Over 600 photos with motion arrows • A “nondenominational” approach to staff, utilizing the best of Eastern and Western arts • A comprehensive, methodical approach to building staff skills If you are already a student of the staff, these lessons will not conflict with your katas or current style. Instead, they will augment your techniques, broadening your options. Whether you are an experienced staff fighter or a layman seeking practical techniques for self-defense, The Art and Science of Staff Fighting will help you develop the skills you need.

The Sword Through the Centuries

Author: Alfred Hutton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486149722
Category: History
Page: 400
View: 2311
Engrossing survey details the uses of such weapons as the two-hand sword, the rapier and its auxiliaries, dagger and small sword, broadsword, duelling sword, and sabre. 48 black-and-white illustrations.

Cold Steel

The Art of Fencing with the Sabre
Author: Alfred Hutton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486141101
Category: History
Page: 208
View: 9567
DIVThis 1889 classic by a pioneer of modern fencing offers both technical and historical views of the art of the sabre. Topics include a variety of different strokes and parries, and associated weapons. 55 illustrations. /div

The Academy of the Sword

Illustrated Fencing Books, 1500-1800
Author: Donald J. LaRocca
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 0870998943
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 36
View: 940

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 6898

Italian Rapier Combat

Author: Jared Kirby
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473815584
Category: History
Page: 148
View: 8376
This beautifully illustrated and detailed book presents one of the worlds most influential fencing treatises. Ridolfo Capo Ferro was a legend in his own lifetime and his intricate and exact instructions were copied and emulated throughout a Europe bewitched by this Italians grace and style. The manual, illustrated with 43 striking illustrations, gives a very real flavour of the panache of this expert in swordsmanship and mastery of that most lethal of weapons—the rapier.Ferro examines different kinds of swords, their component parts and their suitability, before going on to discuss their actual use. There he expounds his theory as to the timing and direction of thrusts, the essential distances and the need for complete control. He also looks at defensive measures, guards, parries, the need for quick footwork.Capo Ferros text is a practical guide to fighting and one which builds on the theory to show exactly how a superior form of swordsmanship could be learned by Europes elite. His illustrations clearly show the best methods and also show how a rapier could be lethally effective when used with a dagger or with a cloak. This handsome volume is a vital historical record. The book is also sure to give the modern fencer new insights in technique and a greater appreciation of the history of this exciting sport.

The Woman Fencer

Author: Nick Evangelista,Anita Evangelista
Publisher: Wish Publishing
ISBN: 9781930546486
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 211
View: 3810
While fencing was once the prerogative of men alone -- by tradition and by choice -- fencing has evolved into a sport that is no longer gender exclusive. It is a game that may be mastered by anyone. Today, women play an important and equal role in fencing, and yet, there has never been a volume specifically addressing the issue of women as fencing entities... until now!

Advanced Fencing Techniques

Discussions with Bert Bracewell
Author: Ed Rogers
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847975925
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
View: 5741
Advanced Fencing Techniques records the vast coaching knowledge accumulated over many years from one of fencing's great masters, Bert Bracewell. The book will not only help the aspiring fencer improve, but also the established fencer who may be looking for new ideas and techniques for their training. Step-by-step colour photography and diagrams cover advanced techniques for foil, sabre and epee. The book presents valuable coaching material, exercises and drills to expand a fencer's range of activities and knowledge, challenging habitual practices. Equipment and rules changes over the years have shown fencers that they must adapt with the times. Advanced Fencing Techniques offers a unique collection of insights, which can be used to develop new fencers, as well as providing a repository of knowledge for the future. A record of the coaching knowledge accumulated over may years from Bert Bracewell, one of fencing's great masters. Will insprie the advanced fencer with new ideas and techniques and help the aspiring fencer to improve; of interest to coaches too. An instructional manual that gives valuable coaching material, exercises and drills.Superbly illustrated with 160 step-by-step colour photographs and diagrams. Ed Rogers is a vereran Scottish International and is on the list of examiners for the British Academy of Fencing in Scotland.

The Supreme Art and Science of Raja and Kriya Yoga

The Ultimate Path to Self-Realisation
Author: Stephen Sturgess
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857012096
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 528
View: 6984
Stephen Sturgess draws on decades of study and practice to present a comprehensive and engaging account of Raja and Kriya Yoga. These authentic forms represent true Yoga, and their practice provides spiritual seekers with the ultimate pathway towards self-realisation, inner freedom and ineffable peace and joy. The book begins by providing a complete view of Yoga and its spiritual dimensions, including an account of the history and philosophy of all Yoga traditions. It then covers Raja and Kriya Yoga in depth, with instruction on the asanas, breathing techniques and meditations of each tradition. With a glossary and an introduction to Sanskrit, this book provides everything a truth-seeker needs to embark on the journey to spiritual awakening. A complete guide to Raja and Kriya Yoga, this book is an incomparable resource that will be a valued addition to the shelves of yoga practitioners and yoga teachers as well as anyone with an interest in yogic or Vedic traditions.

Remarks upon the art of teaching and learning

designed for those who give, and those who receive instruction: and for him who reads for his own private knowledge and information
Author: D.C. Gentleman residing at the city of Washington
Publisher: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 31
View: 7735

The Art of Defence on Foot

With the Broad Sword and Sabre; Adapted Also for the Spadroon, Or Cut and Thrust Sword
Author: C. Roworth,John Taylor (Broadsword Master of London.)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Fencing
Page: 113
View: 787

Epee 2.0

The Birth of the New Fencing Paradigm
Author: Johan Harmenberg
Publisher: Ska Swordplay Books
ISBN: 9780978902216
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 171
View: 898
Johan Harmenberg had left his native Sweden because he had "given up" on serious competitive fencing. But when he came to MIT, he met an innovative coach - the late Eric Sollee. Scribbling on a napkin in a Cambridge bar, Eric, Johan, and the other MIT fencers sketched the "Three Conjectures" of a new fencing paradigm" - a way to force a more skillful opponent to play your game. On his return to Sweden, Johan developed it into an art and a science, then put it into effect with a vengeance. Despite being snubbed by the Swedish authorities because of his unorthodox style, he won the World Championship in 1977 and the Olympic Gold Medal in 1980. In this groundbreaking book, Johan reveals his methods, showing how to can neutralize the superior technique of even the best classical fencers. Plus Olympic Silver Medalist Bjorne Vaggoe adds his personal application of the new paradigm and Geoff Pingree tells how it was applied with stunning success at MIT.

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers: Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher: N.A
Category: English language
Page: N.A
View: 8369