A complete revision and substantial expansion of the first edition of Aladar Kogler's instant classic. This unique book looks at the key attributes that make elite fencers into world champions. Then it shows how you can develop these traits in yourself-- how you can strengthen yourself mentally to meet fencing's unique demands. Specific recommendations for your sense of distance, sense of tempo, bout preparation, bout psychology, and tactics. And there's much more, including a general program of mental preparation that extends to all aspects of life. Written especially for coaches but a must-read for all competitors.
Aladar Kogler, Ph.D. is former national coach of both the US and Czechoslovakia and former co-head coach at Columbia-Barnard, where, he heads the Sports Psychological Institute. He is a member of the US Fencing Hall of Fame.