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American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport

American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport

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by Tim Morehouse
     
 

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In his fast-paced memoir, written with best-selling author Garth Sundem, Olympic silver medalist Tim Morehouse describes his life’s inspiring trajectory from a rough neighborhood in New York City to fencing halls around the world and eventually the Olympic podium. Using the Italian adage Maestro di scherma, maestro di vita (Master fencing, master life] as his

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In his fast-paced memoir, written with best-selling author Garth Sundem, Olympic silver medalist Tim Morehouse describes his life’s inspiring trajectory from a rough neighborhood in New York City to fencing halls around the world and eventually the Olympic podium. Using the Italian adage Maestro di scherma, maestro di vita (Master fencing, master life] as his compass, Tim shows us the hidden and sometimes dangerous underbelly of international saber fencing and shows how revelations on the strip can inform our lives, such as: Win the idea, lose the point”—You can fence well and still be touched, but by measuring success by your actions and not the score, you can turn the tide of a match. “Close the distance”—It’s useless to shout a pickup line from across a crowded bar, and likewise, it’s useless to feint cut Russia’s Stanislav Pozdniakov from an inch too far away. The right move from the wrong distance is no move at all.

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"Tim’s story is one for the ages. Even after ten years of competing side by side, I never cease to be amazed by his indefatigable will and hunger for improvement. An impossible goal is only impossible if you make it so, and readers can learn a lot from Tim’s inspiring narrative about finding himself in life and in fencing."
-Jason Rogers, 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist, Men’s Fencing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984733330
Publisher:
Acanthus Publishing
Publication date:
03/07/2012
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
565,006
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Tim Morehouse, a New York City native (born July 29, 1978), is an Olympic silver medalist in fencing (2008 Beijing Games), two-time individual U.S. National Champion (2010 and 2011), seven-time world cup medalist and number 1-ranked U.S. men’s saber fencer from 2008 to 2011. He is the author of American Fencer: Modern Lessons From an Ancient Sport, founder and producer of the Fencing Masters Tournament (www.fencingmastersnyc.com), the largest spectator fencing competition in the United States and the only non-Olympic televised tournament in the United States. In 2011, he founded the Fencing-in-the-Schools foundation, a nonprofit program dedicated to bringing the sport of fencing to underserved communities throughout the country. He also is a media personality known for promoting the sport of fencing. He has been featured on the Today show, Access Hollywood, Good Day New York, MSNBC and Bloomberg News, and in Esquire magazine, Vanity Fair, USA Today, and the Sports Business Journal. In 2009, he taught President Obama to fence on the White House Lawn.

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