John Routledge is an experienced foil fencing coach who was trained internationally by renowned champions Petru Kuki, Dmitri Chevtchenko and Ziemek Wojciechowski. After achieving his FIE international coaching diploma in Bucharest, John was a Talent Coach for British Fencing, helping to support the Athlete Development Programme. In 2019, he coached the winning England U17 and U20 foil teams at the Cadet and Junior Commonwealth Fencing Championships. John's ethos is to aid the empowerment and development of young people through sport.
Foil Fencing: Skills, Strategies, & Training Methods is an utterly essential volume for any fencer, whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced, and is likewise essential for any coach looking to deepen their practices with their students.
I would recommend this book to beginner fencers and beginner coaches as an excellent starting point; and to advanced fencers and coaches that
are looking for a refresher to better prepare for competitions. This book is an enjoyable and instructive addition to the fencing catalogue and earns a place in my fencing library. I have no hesitation in recommending ‘Foil Fencing. Skills, Strategies and Training Methods’ to all who love fencing.