EPEE COMBAT MANUAL
Learn epee without reference to other weapons. This book is an inter- active easy reference laid out in a structured course in the order in which Epee should be taught.
Containing 100 illustrations of all the basic, and most of the advance moves encountered. Featuring an innovative notation system - a space saving way writing down fencing moves for lessons an observation.
REVIEWS OF THE BOOK
BRAVO a hit on target. Unique powerful and persuasive. Overall, this book contributes to the further development of our sport.
Sword Magazine, April 2002, Ziemek Wojciechowski
GREAT, so easy to understand, why aren't all fencing books like that? Unique style, a much needed publication strongly recommended
Academy News, May 2002, Professor A Goodall
I like it very much. I especially consider the detailed and original drawings to be excellent. They help, especially a beginner, to understand various fencing actions, their essence and the ways of executing them. I have dozens of fencing books from all over the world, but very few of them have such excellent drawings. I am also very impressed with the style of the text and I especially like the very short, concise and clever statements, like: "All the mental, physical and technical preparation is totally useless if your equipment fails"; "If your coach measures his success by your success, stay with him"; "A fencing lesson is not an aerobic class"; etc.
I can see that this book is not only for beginners, but even experienced fencers can benefit from it.
Dr. Zbigniew Czajkowski
Academy of Physical Education, Katowice
Some sample pages and illustrations
Endorsement by Allan Skipp, Director of Coaching, British Fencing Association
In preparing this book, Terence Kingston has combined his considerable skills as a graphic designer with his experience and knowledge as coach and fencer for many years.
He has produced a unique book from which, those who wish to begin fencing with the Epee, will be able to learn the techniques involved, and these are arranged in sections which provide a progressive course of study.
Skills are related to tactical situations within the game and the reader is encouraged to try these in combat at the earliest opportunity.
Each skill is illustrated using the latest computer graphics, and the view through the mask illustrations clearly show movements of the blade.
The book includes fencing techniques which are now common in the modern game; close quarters, flicks, pommelling etc, and these will help the more established Epee fencer.
There have been a number of fencing books published in recent years, and they all suffer from the limitation of graphic illustrations to represent movements of the body and blade.
This book has uniquely overcome this problem, and is to be commended to all those who are interested in fencing with the Epee, possibly the purist form of Olympic fencing.