Building on the book Learning Fencing, this book explains how to train for technique and tactics in the sport of fencing and shows why fencers must improve their endurance, strength, and speed.
Young fencers learn to go beyond practice bouts and enrich their training with exercises that may seem to have nothing at all to do with fencing.
They discover how important it is to warm up before training and competitions and learn how an athlete gets stiff muscles.
The book also includes suggestions about what young athletes can do on their own to improve their skills and to monitor and evaluate their progress.
With the help of this book, young fencers learn to manage their own development and to take responsibility for their own behaviour.