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.
High Performance Fencing by Ed Rogers
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About the author
Ed Rogers is on the board of Scottish Fencing and on the list of examiners for the British Academy of Fencing in Scotland. His first book Fencing - Essential Skills Training (Crowood) was placed on British Fencing's recommended reading list. He is a veteran Scottish international, retired architect and town planner, who now spends much of his time coaching and writing about fencing.
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