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A Basic Foil Companion, by Paul Sise

A BASIC FOIL COMPANION by Paul Sise

A handbook for basic foil classes that supplements the coach's instruction with hints, reminders, and explanation.

Advice to a Sword-Wielding Maniac, by N. S. Shifrin

Advice to a Sword-Wielding Maniac, by N. S. Shifrin

New! N.S. Shifrin's Advice to a Sword-Wielding Maniac: All you need to know about getting into fencing, told in an entertaining style.

Epee 2.5: The New Fencing Paradigm Revised and Expanded

Epee 2.5: The New Fencing Paradigm Revised and Expanded

Johan Harmenberg adds the thoughts of five other champions to his "new fencing paradigm" that changed fencing.

The Fencer and the Zen Body

The Fencer and the Zen Body

A fusion of Eastern and Western martial arts traditions, combat arts insights, and body movement theories that blends their disparate elements into a unified and mutually beneficial whole. That’s what Quincy Rabôt has achieved!

The Master's Notebook: A Fencer's Journey

The Master's Notebook: A Fencer's Journey

A thrilling story about a young fencer's struggle for victory and self-discovery!

Foil Fencing: Technique, Tactics, &Training, by István Lukovich

Foil Fencing: Technique, Tactics, &Training, by István Lukovich

This essential handbook presents basic foil technique and tactics -- and how to teach them successfully to beginners and more advanced fencers. It presents countless practical tips , plus the distilled wisdom of generations of masters of the...

The Mental Preparation of Fencers and Others

The Mental Preparation of Fencers and Others

Here is an extraordinary book that every serious fencer needs to read over and over, because each reading will bring new insights. It delivers what it promises – a path toward preparation for competition and ultimately for life itself. Dr....

Epee Fencing: A Complete System

Epee Fencing: A Complete System

A must-read for every epee fencer and coach--and a must-see because of the rich illustrations. Vass worked closely with the illustrator (also a fencer) to show important details. Epee is its own game, and this book tell how -- in detail!

Epee 2.0: The New Fencing Paradigm, by Johan Harmenberg

Epee 2.0: The New Fencing Paradigm, by Johan Harmenberg

World and Olympic Champion Johan Harmenberg explains how to impose your own "Area of Excellencce" on a technically superior opponent. An exciting story; an important advance in fencing theory. $27.95. Click image for details.

Fencing and the Master, by Laszlo Szabo

Fencing and the Master, by Laszlo Szabo

A complete introduction to fencing and how to teach it, with clear discussions and copious illustrations. "More great coaches have stolen ideas from this book than any other!" $30.00. Click image for details.

Fencing Is My Life, by Sergei Golubitsky

Fencing Is My Life, by Sergei Golubitsky

Every aspiring fencer needs to read this book. Golubitsky, the dominant male foil fencer of his time, recounts his difficult rise to the top, his triumphs and mistakes, and the lessons he learned from them. $27.95. Click image for details.

Fencing: The Modern International Style, by Istvan Lukovich

Fencing: The Modern International Style, by Istvan Lukovich

BACK IN STOCK. "Deeper and more systematic than any other text available in English," this book is a thorough introduction to all aspects of fencing from basic footwork to advanced techniques in all 3 weapons. $30.00.

Modern Saber Fencing Book and DVD Bundle

Modern Saber Fencing Book and DVD Bundle

Get the most out of modern saber -- buy the book and DVD together at a special bargain price!

Modern Saber Fencing, by Zbigniew Borysiuk

Modern Saber Fencing, by Zbigniew Borysiuk

The first English-language saber book in over 50 years! This book will be extremely useful" -- Edward Korfanty, Olympic Saber Coach. Unique photo illustrations -- and check out the DVD package! NOW AVAILABLE.

One Touch at a Time, by Aladar Kogler, Ph.D. (Second Edition)

One Touch at a Time, by Aladar Kogler, Ph.D. (Second Edition)

Mental preparation, bout management, and strategy in fencing, from an Olympic coach. An in-depth look at fencing psychology and a powerful discussion of fencing tactics. $28.95. Click image for details.

Strength Training for Fencers, by Harry James

Strength Training for Fencers, by Harry James

Fencer, coach, and Certified Physical Trainer Harry James has created, a complete guide to strength training that is highly specific for fencers. The only work of its kind. $24.95. Click image for details.

Understanding Fencing, by Zbigniew Czajkowski

Understanding Fencing, by Zbigniew Czajkowski

Few fencing masters can match Zbigniew Czajkowski's achievements: he has produced world champions and Olympic gold medalists in all three weapons. Now he has finally distilled his teachings in English. $31.95. Click image for details.

 

Notes on shipping:

1) International customers: I can ship one or two books internationally to almost any destination in the world for $25.00 at most. However, my store software doesn't understand this and will quote you an outrageous price. I suggest that you buy via PayPal. That makes it easy and convenient for both of us. I will refund the difference between the webstie charge and the actual shipping and handling. 

2)The US Postal Service Media Mail option is the least expensive shipping method, and it is just as fast as Parcel Post. Be aware, though, that Media Mail is subject to inspection by the postal service, and we have received a few reports that shipments have been opened and items have been damaged. We will exchange damaged items, but if you are giving a gift or, or if you want an undamaged book in a hurry, please choose another method of shipment.