Books about fencing that deal with technique and tactics, we’ll call them How to books, are usually limited in scope. This limitation is no fault of the author of course but a question of format. The limitation of the written word was the catalyst of the video tutorial ideas of this project. Well now I have to eat my words. How to Fence Épée: The Fantastic Four Method by Clément Schrepfer is a great “little” book. Devoid of illustrations or attempts to over explain tactics, this book is a succinct explanation of one experienced fencers ideas of how to work the piste. You can pretty much read this book in one sitting which makes it a handy little manual to go back to time and again. A great reminder to not overthink things.