London Savate club team at Irish Open 2019
London Savate Club at Irish Open 2019

We are one of the largest Savate clubs in the country with a worldwide reputation. We were founded in 2004 by Head Coach James Southwood. We train in central London and (since 2020) online, with students ranging from beginners to international competitors and champions.

Our instructors

Our Savate instructors are all highly skilled with many experienced international competitors. They are here to help you get into Savate, get fitter, or coach you towards your next grade or fight.

James Southwood

Professeur James Southwood is the founder of London Savate. He is ranked World #2, was the 2014 World Champion, a 4 x World/European Vice-Champion, and is Silver Glove under the Fédération Internationale de Savate.

Jon Schwochert wins Savate fight

Jon Schwochert

Jon represents the USA in international competition, he was the 2018 World Vice Champion in Assaut and has fought Combat (full contact) at World Championships and at the 2023 World Combat Games.

Savate female fighter Delphine in competition

Delphine Frémondeau

Delphine is the Director of arbitrage for Great Britain, a FISav-recognised referee and Delegate Officiel. She has trained and competed in France, Belgium, and the UK.

George Bushaway gets Savate medal in Genoa

George Bushaway

George has fought for the Great Britain team at European and World level. He was the 2019 European bronze medallist.

Mathieu Guthinger

Mathieu is our most recent instructor. He has over ten years of experience, with a great technical mindset and approach to Savate teaching.

Carl Lewis

Carl has been training with London Savate since 2018. He cross trains in BJJ and gives some of the most fun pad rounds in London Savate!

Our achievements.

  • One of the biggest Savate clubs in the UK
  • 1 x World Champion 2014.
  • 1 x European Champion 2007.
  • Multiple British champions.
  • Trainers of international fighters and medallists.


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