Fencing: Steps to Success: Steps to Success / Edition 1

Fencing: Steps to Success: Steps to Success / Edition 1

by Elaine Cheris
     
 

Fencing: Steps to Success covers all of the essential skills of the epee and foil forms of fencing. This book will serve as the perfect training guide for less experienced fencers and students of fencing, as well as a valuable reference for instructors of this highly technical sport.

One of the most recognized fencing figures in the United States,

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Overview

Fencing: Steps to Success covers all of the essential skills of the epee and foil forms of fencing. This book will serve as the perfect training guide for less experienced fencers and students of fencing, as well as a valuable reference for instructors of this highly technical sport.

One of the most recognized fencing figures in the United States, author Elaine Cheris shares her expertise as both a fencer and instructor. In each progressive learning step, she carefully describes each major skill, presents sequential illustrations (approximately 150 in all) to show how to perform the skill, and then provides a series of drills to refine the skills through practice. The book's step-by-step teaching method is both challenging and fun for the student, promoting skills development and motivation to learn more. It's the perfect technique-development guide and a valuable reference.

Having made the U.S. Olympic team in both epee and foil, Cheris covers both forms in this book, giving you a well-rounded introduction to the sport. A highly accomplished instructor, Cheris owns and operates the Cheyenne Fencing Society and has been the chairperson for two World Championships. She has instructed many notable students, including pop music stars Neil Diamond and Jimmy Buffett.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873229722
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
11/12/2001
Series:
Steps to Success Activity Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
654,003
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.42(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Having competed in national and international fencing competitions for two decades, Elaine Cheris stands as one of the all-time great U.S. fencers. Also well known as an instructor and administrator, she owns and operates the Cheyenne Fencing and Modern Pentathlon Center, where she has instructed many notable students, including pop music star Jimmy Buffett. She also has been the chairperson for two World Championships (1989 senior, 1993 Under-20 and Under-17) and the Coach of the Junior World Team.

Cheris was the #1 ranked fencer in the United States in 2000 and the highest-ranking American internationally 1998-1999. She is a three-time Olympian (1980, 1988, 1996), a member of various teams including the 1988 women's foil team, the 1996 Atlanta women's epee team, the 1987 Pan American Games gold medal women's foil team, and the gold medal women's epee team in 1991.

Cheris was also a member of the U.S. World Championships team in epee six times (1990-1994, 1998) and in foil three times (1982, 1985, 1987). She graduated from Troy State University in 1970 with a degree in Physical Education/Psychology. She resides in Denver, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Step One: On Guard Stance and Mobility: Moving on the Strip
Step Two: Hitting The Target: Determining Appropriate Distance
Step Three: Thrust, Lunge, and Recovery: Delivering The Hit to Your Opponent
Step Four: Engagement and Change of Engagement: Making Contact With Your Opponent
Step Five: Parry-Riposte High Line: Turning the Tide
Step Six: Feints, Disengages, and Beats: Taking Charge
Step Seven: Parry-Riposte Low Line: Defending Against the Stealth Attacks
Step Eight: Low Line Offensive Moves: Variety Adds Spice to Your Game
Step Nine: Long-Distance Footwork: Conquering Vast Space

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