London Savate

The elegant art of Savate kick boxing

‘French Boxing is a deep science that requires a lot of composure, calculation, agility and strength. ‘A fight with no other weapons than natural weapons where you cannot be taken by surprise.’

Théophile GAUTIER

What is Savate?

Savate is an effective French kickboxing sport with a reputation for accuracy and elegance. Dating from the 1800s, Savate is now a modern ring fighting sport practised by men and women around the world. Touch, don’t get touched. Win by invention, effort, and tactics.

Savate classes in London SE16

Harris Academy Bermondsey, 55 Southwark Park Road, SE16 3TZ.
(10 min Bermondsey Tube)
Over 200m2 of training space, showers, changing rooms, and on-site parking.

Learn Savate online

Online Savate training academy.
Your coach: former World Champion James Southwood.
Over 150 lessons and workouts to follow.
Location: anywhere.

Is Savate good for fitness?

Savate training offers a great fitness workout, a way to manage weight and improve flexibility. London Savate classes will improve your range of motion, your cardio capacity, and muscular strength. Our fighter conditioning programmes prepare you for club, national, and international level competition. You do NOT need to be fit or young to join us. It is our job to get you fit.

Can I use Savate for self-defence?

Savate is an effective fighting system with self-defence applications, but it is taught and practised as a ring sport.  It will teach you self-confidence and awareness, but we don’t advise using our kicks outside the ring.

Train with the best.

Our coaches are experts in their game. All our instructors are current international medallists. We have coached hundreds of novices just like you to be a fighter. We’ll be watching your back if you step into the ring someday.