Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.
About the Author
Suzanne Slade is the author of 100 books for children, including many titles on science topics. Suzanne holds a Mechanical Engineering degree, and has worked on Delta IV rockets and car braking systems before beginning her writing career. She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and two children.
Brenda Haugen started in the newspaper business and had a career as an award-winning journalist before finding her niche as an author. Since then, she has written more than 50 books and edited hundreds more, most of them for children. A graduate of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, Brenda lives in North Dakota with her dog, Alice, who chose Brenda when she went to the Humane Society thinking she was there to adopt another dog.
Table of Contents
Introduction : the art of sword fighting The strip : fencing inside the lines Types of fencing : foil, epee, saber Equipment : gearing up Physical chess : using mind and body Offense : making the touch Defense : avoiding a hit The salute : showing respect On guard! : ready to fence Advance and retreat : fancy footwork Lunge : fast forward Attack : hitting the target Parry : blocking the blade Electric fencing : get hooked up A bout : facing your opponent Etiquette : mind your manners Fencing clubs : join in the fun! Famous fencers : the greats Olympic fencing : bouting with the best Timeline : what happened when Trivia : fun fencing facts.