The Complete Guide to Fencing by Berndt Barth, Emil Beck, and Claus Janka is a teaching a reference book that covers the most important concepts of training theories in the sport of fencing and their methodical applications. Supplemented by the general teaching methods and experiences of Germany’s most successful trainers, finding, theories, and methods of training, science-oriented basic sciences are integrated here with application-oriented editing.
The Complete Guide to Fencing is a unique collaboration between internationally renowned sports training scientists – and some of the world’s most successful fencing trainers. All of the teaching methods, scientific findings, training theories, and training methods featured in the book are presented in a manner that is easy to understand, and easy to put into practice.
In this book is found essential information regarding terminology, basic methods of fencing training, youth training, aspects of sports medicine in fencing, foil fencing, epee fencing, saber fencing, and international development trends in fencing.
The authors chosen for this work represent the current German training doctrine in the sport of fencing. It clearly was the authors’ intention to retain the proven contents and overall structure of the forerunners; to integrate newer findings, theories, and methods from contributing exercise science-oriented fundamental sciences, to edit them for application in fencing training; and to supplement them with generalized teaching methods and experiences from successful trainers.
About the Authors
Berndt Barth headed the DFB’s (German Fencing Federation) committee for education and training science, and served as the DFB’s secretary general. His teaching activity at the Coaches Academy and the College of Sports and Management in Potsdam, Germany, and being on the editorial board at the magazine Leistungssport, allow him to stay current on all the latest sports science research.
Emil Beck is founder, and former trainer and director of the internationally acclaimed Tauberbischofsheim Fencing Club. Though he passed away in 2006, he is considered the world’s most successful fencing coach.
Claus Janka was a successful long-time association coach for the German Fencing Federation in former East Germany. He was a category “A” international umpire, served as president of FIE’s promotion committee and the FIE’s Fencing Officials Commission.
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