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.
Legendary fencing instructor Maitre Bac H. Tau described what he called the 'six essentials that are in a fencer's mind': 'The first is called spirit; the second, rhythm; the third, thought; the fourth, technique; the fifth, tactic, and the last is strategy.' As a fencer you can fight with spirit, experience rhythm, think your way around problems, and develop technique, tactic and strategy by training with top-flight fencing masters. But there is more. Modern fencing is a highly competitive speed and endurance sport and the 'seventh essential' in a high-performance fencer's mind is how to prepare themselves physically and mentally to fence. In High Performance Fencing: The Seventh Essential, Ed Rogers covers every aspect of the preparation required by a fencer competing at the highest level. The book provides sound practical advice and is based on tried-and-tested training principles that have repeatedly proved successful. Aimed at intermediate to advanced level fencers, coaches, teachers and all those involved in competition fencing, and fully illustrated with 148 colour images and diagrams.
Whether you need a fence that will protect large livestock such as cattle and horses, or an enclosure for a few chickens, or any size of stock enclosure in between, A Guide to Stock Fencing contains a wealth of practical information and advice.Topics covered include: guidance on purchasing the correct materials and tools, and the best retailers to do business with; the basic post-and-rail fence, including the ideal equestrian enclosure; specialist fences for different livestock; dealing with variations in local topography, including fencing on slopes and crossing rivers and streams; adding stiles to gates to a fence; and finally, advanced fencing techniques including how to secure posts in shallow or soft ground.This practical guide contains a wealth of information and advice needed to produce an effective, durable fence for whatever stock you wish to contain. Highly illustrated with 130 black & white photographs.
An Empire Divided : Prima's Official Strategy Guide
Author: Prima Temp Authors
Category: Games & Activities
STAR WARS GALAXIES: AN EMPIRE DIVIDED-PRIMA'S OFFICIAL STRATEGY GUIDE is the first exciting guide in a series of GALAXIES skus. PRIMA is the officially licensed guide partner for LucasArts upcoming MMORPG, Combat, exploration, buying/selling, social interaction, and much more will be featured in this must-have strategy guide. Plus, exclusive extras from the development team and related Del Rey content make this guide a Star Wars fan's dream. GAME STRENGTHS This eagerly anticipated MMORPG takes place during the Galactic Civil War, which fans refer to as the "Classic Era" but there will also be features included from Episodes I & II. The game features role-playing ground-based adventures across multiple planets. Gameplay will offer a combination of combat, exploration, social interaction, and specialized missions. The anticipated space component of STAR WARS GALAXIES will add starships and starfighters, which can be used for combat or space travel. STAR WARS GALAXIES: AN EMPIRE DIVIDED is being developed by LucasArts and Sony Online. The development team includes talented people from both the EverQuest and Ultima Online groups, two of t
Crowood Sports Guides provide sound, practical advice that will make you a better sportsperson, whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques or reviewing the fundamentals of your sport. This book is illustrated in full colour throughout with photographs showing technique sequences, correct positions and competition situations. It covers fencing techniques in a logical progression, starting with the absolute beginner and culminating with the advanced competition fencer, and supplies detailed 'key points' as well as tips and advice on competition fencing. It discusses how to approach fencing as a left-hander and how to deal with left-handed opponents, and includes a valuable section on tactics which explains how to apply techniques in a fight situation. Presents footwork exercises and bladework training drills and provides an introduction to epee and sabre fencing. Aimed at fencers of all levels of ability and those considering taking up the sport and fencing coaches. Superbly illustrated with over 200 colour photographs showing technique sequences, correct positions and competition situations.
From the gruff, sword-toting swashbucklers of the Middle Ages to modern adventure epics like The Princess Bride, the aura surrounding the sword is one that is both romantic and pragmatic. Thoughts of this weapon bring to mind images of the Knights of the Round Table, Zorro, the Three Musketeers--the things daydreams are made of. Yet, until the publication of this encyclopedia there has never been a comprehensive volume on the subject of the sword. For the first time, readers can locate information on the history of sword types and styles throughout the world, techniques of combat sword use, techniques of fencing and major fencing masters, and so on.