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Description - High Performance Fencing by Ed Rogers

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. In this new book, Ed Rogers covers every aspect of the preparation required by a fencer competing at the highest level. The book provides sound advice and is based on tried-and-tested training principles that have repeatedly proved successful. Explains the importance of an effective fitness and training programme Presents a range of strength and conditioning exercises designed to improve the fencer's performance Examines the correct nutritional approach to complement the physical demands of training and competition Discusses the relationship between talent and hard work Considers the importance of mental preparation Explores the various factors required in becoming a High Performance Fencer AUTHOR: Ed Rogers is the current editor of The Sword, the magazine of British Fencing. He is former Director of Scottish Fencing, examiner for the British Academy of Fencing and veteran Scottish international. His first book 'Fencing - Essential Skills Training' (Crowood), was placed on British Fencing's recommended reading list. 148 colour photographs and diagrams

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847979858
ISBN-10: 1847979858
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 165mm x 12mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jul-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ed Rogers

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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