We coach all forms of Savate from Assaut, Combat, to La Canne and our own Defense Program.
Boxe-Française Savate is an efficient and elegant style of kickboxing from France. Its extremely fluid, fun to train and helps with balance, coordination and fitness.
What is Savate?
Savate (pronounced Suh-vat) is an elegant form of combat. It dates from the early 1800s and is a mixture of French kicking and English boxing, making it a rare European martial art. The strikes are taught to be precise, effective and fluid.
Savate was formalised in 1830 when a French fighter was, reportedly, beaten by an English boxer and merged the best of each style to create Boxe-Francaise. The art was nearly extinguished with the casualties of two World Wars, but today enjoys a resurgence with a worldwide following.
Will it hurt?
No. Our training is about tactics and angles - not hitting hard. In Assaut Savate the successful fighter wins through inventive techniques, not by brute force.
Do I need to be fit?
Not to start with. But you will get fitter from training with us. We welcome you whatever your shape, size and level.
A Savate workout will benefit:
- cardio-vascular fitness
- core strength
Currently we coach at Crossroads Primary, on Thursday evenings.
However private sessions and other group training is available also.
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