In Praise of Agility

Fighting is often regarded as a battle of strength. From the Colosseum to the octagon, the stronger fighter, replete with muscular force and physical fortitude, fulfils the public definition of a warrior and is seen to have the potential to vanquish all weaker opponents. This thesis would be all but…

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Savate grading in London 22 July 2017

We are hosting a GBSF Savate grading for Blue and Green Gloves in London on Saturday 22nd July 2017. Spaces are strictly limited, with an anticipated maximum of 12. First come, first served. Venue: Soho Gyms, 11-15 Brad Street London SE1 8TG Time: 12pm-3pm Fee: £20 grading fee, payable when…

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Limit options: maximise chances

Limitations. A common way to prepare a fighter is to try to ensure they can do everything – defences, advances, attacks, fitness, mindset, low, middle and high strikes. Cover every strategy, every possible opponent, every movement. This way, they are ready for anything. Whilst it seems natural as a teacher…

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London Savate headband giveaway!

***Special offer!*** ***NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE**** We have a limited number of these fantastic London Savate headbands to give away. These unique items are not available in the shops. The only way to get a London Savate headband is to refer a friend to our Savate Induction Course. Do you:…

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Helsinki Savate Open 2017

By James Southwood. The table in the lounge in the hostel in the centre of Helsinki had a Jenga set balanced on top of it. The Russian girl reached new highs with shaking hands then the Albanian man – worse for wear on cheap beer – set to it with…

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Report: V Budapest Savate Open – 28 January 2017

By Ally Sinyard. This trip was a solid good’n. Of course I didn’t win my fight like a real Hollywood underdog. She absolutely trounced me and it was a pleasure because only in this sport can you travel to different and exciting countries, step into the ring with world-class athletes…

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Jumping Joao

A spinning kick demonstrated by Joao at the London Savate Monday night class at the LSBU Academy of Sport via GIPHY

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Learning to spar: 5 stages on the way.

To be successful when learning to spar an athlete must navigate simultaneously the personal and physical dimensions. Alongside every increment in technical ability, an equal gain must be made in temperament, emotional awareness or self understanding. Failing to heed this will result in technique without internal control – which is…

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Benefits of Assaut

Learning to fight is a great way to improve your body. It requires cardio, endurance, strength, flexibility and skill. The turnoff, however, is the risk of sustaining damage. If you value improving your body but don’t want to risk its destruction, then the balance offered by Savate Assaut provides the…

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Spring 2017 Grading in London

Event: Promotional Grading; Blue and Green Glove. Date: Saturday 4th March 2017, 12pm-3pm Location: Soho Gym, Waterloo, 11-15 Brad Street, SE1 8TG. Cost: £20 to grade. Space is limited so please register via the GBSF site as soon as possible. ==EDIT 20/02/2017 === This event is now full and submissions…

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