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The Woman Fencer [Paperback]

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While fencing was once the prerogative of men alone - by tradition and by choice - fencing has involved into a sport that is no longer gender exclusive. It is a game that may be mastered by anyone. Today, women play an important and equal role in fencing, and yet, there has never been a volume specifically addressing the issue of women as fencing entities.

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Pages   211
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2001
Publisher   Wish Publishing
ISBN  1930546483  
ISBN13  9781930546486  

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En Garde, Ladies!!  Nov 18, 2003
Nick Evangelista writes the best books on fencing, from the historical perspective, the origins of the weaponry, to the theory, practise and mindset. They are a wealth of reference for fencers and for historical writers alike. Frankly, there is a dearth of good fencing books out there and Evangelista has done a marvellous job of bringing the subject into the modern age.

Fencing is a one of the few sports, like shooting and equestrian challenges, where women and men compete on an equal footing. In fencing, more especially, a trained female fencer may have the advantage of smaller size and quicker movements. However, there is very little written to address the females in the sport. The Evangelistas, with three decades of teaching behind them finally deliver a book for the female fencer to help hone that advantage (Hey, Fellas, you might want to pick up a copy to know what to expect the next time you face a lady behind the mask!!).

Tired of exercise classes, ladies, fencing tones you, give you grace and's one great workout with "teeth" to it. It's NEVER boring. So check out this book. It will give you the basics and MORE.

As with all books from Evangelista, it's well written, informative and will give you a clearer understanding of the sport and how, though women are "newbies" to the centuries male dominated sport, they are clearly here to stay!

Writers, again, this is a super reference to make sure your fencing aspects as as sharp as your foil!!

As in many other sports, women are often marginalized in the fencing world. To one degree or another, women fencers are second-class athletes -- when compared to male fencers. Consider the fact that women have been fencing actively since the nineteenth century, but "THE WOMAN FENCER" is the first fencing book aimed directly at women. This is a very good book. It not only has an easy to read "how-to" section, but it also covers many issues particular to women that could have a direct influence on their fencing. The book is authored by Maestro Nick Evangelista, which speaks for itself. The maestro had the good judgement, however, to turn over the "women" part of the book to his wife who is an R.N., a fencer, and a talented writer. There is also an interesting historical section, and some inspiring biographies of exceptional women fencers, including the great Helene Mayer. This creates a book that fits together into one, neat, complete package. The reader will also find the "foreword" by women's 1949 U.S. foil champion Polly Craus August, and the "afterword" by fencer and actress Roberta Brown, of particular interest. Any adult woman, or young girl, who is contemplating taking up fencing should buy this book. It is both instructonal and inspirational. Also, recommended are Nick Evangelista's "ART AND SCIENCE OF FENCING," and his "THE INNER GAME OF FENCING." These three books are all any woman fencer will ever need.
An informative, accessible, and helpful text  Dec 11, 2001
Collaboratively written by Anita and Nick Evangelista, The Woman Fencer is a superbly presented athletic guide written specifically for women who dare to pick up the foil, epee, or saber and join one of the most exciting and physically intense sports available. From physical condition and mental strategies, to using protective gear tailored to protect a woman's breasts, to biographies of champion female fencers, The Women Fencer is packed with useful and fascinating information for beginning and advanced fencers alike. A strongly recommended addition to physical education department and community library reference collections, The Woman Fencer employs black-and-white photographs to illustrate an informative, accessible, and helpful text.

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