New book on fencing:

Foil, Saber, and Epee Fencing: Skills, Safety, Operations, and Responsibilities.

By: Maxwell R. Garret, Emmanuil Kaidanov and Gil Pezza.

249 pages with 135 illus. $25 hardback.

Foil, Saber, and Epee Fencing: Skills, Safety, Operations, and Responsibilities by Maxwell R. Garret, Emmanuil Kaidanov, and Gil Pezza, a comprehensive training manual for all three weapons, including exercises and drills and up- to-date rules and strategies used in electrical scoring.

Anyone who wishes to learn the sport of fencing will find the basic elements necessary to begin in Foil, Saber, and Epee Fencing. The already accomplished fencer will find the answers to methodology and strategies by which to overcome one's opponent in tournament play. The coach and teacher is herein presented with lesson plans by which to chart a student's progress. The administrator is advised of the safety factors and range of liability to consider while incorporating fencing into a sports program.

Three eminent coaches, each with a wide range of international experience, present their methods of teaching, which are compatible for the student choosing to learn the skills necessary in more than one weapon. Excellent photographs and diagrams illustrate the concepts, and an extensive annotated bibliography provides the reader with a wide selection of research materials. Late in the summer of 1993 new rule changes were adopted by the United States Fencing Association. These changes, which go into effect with the start of the 1993-94 fencing season, are included in this manual.

Foil, Saber, and Epee Fencing. also traces the transition of the art of duelling from the combat arena to the sports arena.

Maxwell R. Garret has been involved in many capacities in international fencing for over fifty years including as Head Coach at the University of Illinois and Penn State University. Emmanuil G. Kaidanov is a Fencing Master and Head Coach of the fencing program at Penn State University. Gil Pezza is President of the United State Fencing Coaches Association and served as Head Coach at Wayne State University from 1984 to 1990, during which time his team won two NCAA championships.

Biblographic info:
Penn State Press, PA. Available june 1994. 249 pages with 135 illus.
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