The Art and Science of Fencing

Author: Nick Evangelista
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781570280757
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 296
View: 6148
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: 3098
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: 7983
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.

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: 6736
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: 3415
ForeWord Reviews Indie Award FINALIST - 2016 USA Best Book Award FINALIST - 2016 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.

Old Sword Play

Techniques of the Great Masters
Author: Alfred Hutton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048614089X
Category: History
Page: 112
View: 9395
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: 3235
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."

The Sword Through the Centuries

Author: Alfred Hutton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486149722
Category: History
Page: 400
View: 5816
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.

The Art and Science of Personal Magnetism

The Secrets of Mental Fascination
Author: Theron Q. Dumont
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787303013
Page: 192
View: 1254
1913 the secrets of mental fascination. Teaches you how to exercise a powerful irresistible influence, influencing the imagination, reason of will of another. Contents: Personal Magnetism; Mental & Physical Poles; Mental Phase; Physical Phase; Ph.

Handbuch Schwertkampf

ein Lehrbuch für den Kampf mit dem langen Schwert nach Fiore Dei Liberi und Filippo Vadi
Author: Guy Windsor,Jürgen Brust
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783938711279
Category: Langschwert - Fechten
Page: 167
View: 2632

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: 2180

The Woman Fencer

Author: Nick Evangelista,Anita Evangelista
Publisher: Wish Publishing
ISBN: 9781930546486
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 211
View: 1838
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: 3686
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.

Italian Rapier Combat

Author: Ridolfo Capo Ferro
Publisher: Frontline Books
ISBN: 1848326459
Category: History
Page: 148
View: 2830
This beautifully illustrated and detailed book presents one of the world’s 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 Italian’s 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 Ferro’s 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 Europe’s 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.

Cold Steel

The Art of Fencing with the Sabre
Author: Alfred Hutton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486141101
Category: History
Page: 208
View: 2359
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

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: 6840

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. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher: N.A
Category: English language
Page: N.A
View: 6537

The Amateur of Fencing; Or, A Treatise on the Art of Sword Defence

Theoretically and Experimentally Explained Upon New Principles; Designed Chiefly for Persons who Have Only Acquired a Superficial Knowledge of the Subject
Author: Joseph Roland
Publisher: N.A
Category: Fencing
Page: 228
View: 7432


A Guide to Managing Grazing Animals, Forage Crops, and Trees in a Temperate Farm Ecosystem
Author: Steve Gabriel
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603587314
Category: Silvopastoral systems
Page: 320
View: 1855
A system for regenerating land, storing carbon, and creating climate resilience The concept of silvopasture challenges our notions of both modern agriculture and land use. For centuries, European settlers of North America have engaged in practices that separate the field from the forest, and even the food from the animal. Silvopasture systems integrate trees, animals, and forages in a whole-system approach that offers a number of benefits to the farmer and the environment. Such a system not only offers the promise of ecological regeneration of the land, but also an economical livelihood and even the ability to farm extensively while buffering the effects of a changing climate: increased rainfall, longer droughts, and more intense storm events. Silvopasture, however, involves more than just allowing animals into the woodlot. It is intentional, steeped in careful observation skills and flexible to the dynamics of such a complex ecology. It requires a farmer who understands grassland ecology, forestry, and animal husbandry. The farmer needn't be an expert in all of these disciplines, but familiar enough with them to make decisions on a wide variety of time scales. A silvopasture system will inevitably look different from year to year, and careful design coupled with creativity and visioning for the future are all part of the equation. In this book, farmer Steve Gabriel offers examples of diverse current systems that include: A black locust plantation for fence posts coupled with summer grazing pastures for cattle in central New York; Oxen and pigs used to clear forested land in New Hampshire to create space for new market gardens and orchards; Turkeys used for controlling pests and fertilization on a cider orchard and asparagus farm in New York; and Sheep that graze the understory of hybrid chestnut and hickory trees at a nut nursery in Minnesota. All of these examples share common goals, components, and philosophies. The systems may take several years to establish, but the long-term benefits include healthier animals and soils, greater yields, and the capacity to sequester atmospheric carbon better than forests or grasslands alone. For all these reasons and more, Silvopasture offers farmers an innovative and ecological alternative to conventional grazing practice.