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Book Title: The Art and Science of Fencing|
The author of the book: Nick Evangelista
Date of issue: February 1st 1999
ISBN 13: 9781570280757
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.34 MB
Edition: McGraw-Hill Education
Read full description of the books The Art and Science of Fencing:Often thought of as an activity just for actors or an elite few, fencing is actually an ideal sport for people of all ages. Fencing develops dexterity, endurance, flexibility, grace, and overall fitness, while also allowing participants the opportunity to hone the mind's problem-solving abilities. It is easily learned and practiced by both young and old, men and women, boys and girls. It has even been molded to fit the needs of the blind and individuals using wheelchairs. This is truly a sport for everyone. The Art and Science of Fencing covers everything from the history of the sport to the specifics of fencing technique, including the psychology of fencing, types of fencing weapons, biographies of great fencers, and information on selecting a fencing school and getting started in the sport. This book is a necessity for everyone who's ever seen an Errol Flynn movie and thought "Hey, that could be me!"
Read information about the authorWith over 36 years of fencing experience under his belt, fencing master Nick Evangelista is one of the sport's most unique teachers. He has studied fencing in both the United States and Europe and has also collected a number of awards and medals during his years of competition. Over the past three decades, he has developed many fencers who have successfully competed in the United States fencing community. Maestro Evangelista teaches the traditional French school of fencing, sometimes referred to as "classical," and encourages his students and readers to consider in their actions and strategies, among other things, the question, "What if these weapons were sharp?"
Maestro Evangelista’s formative years as a fencer were spent under the guidance of one of the acknowledged great masters of the twentieth century, Ralph Faulkner, a former Olympian known as "The Fencing Master to the Stars" for his work with several famous Hollywood swashbucklers.
Nick Evangelista has many published articles to his credit. He currently has five fencing-related books: The Encyclopedia of the Sword, The Art and Science of Fencing , Fighting with Sticks, The Inner Game of Fencing, and The Woman Fencer. His work has also been quoted in numerous publications, including Smithsonian Magazine. He has acted as a consultant to the film industry, adding his talent to TV shows including: Magnum P.I. and The Highlander. As the fencing history editor for Encyclopedia Britannica Online, he updated their fencing information for the twenty-first century. Maestro Evangelista is also the editor/publisher of Fencers Quarterly Magazine, the only independent hard-copy fencing magazine in the world.
[Photograph and biography excerpted from The Nick Evangelista Homepage]
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