A note on boots.

Savate literally means ‘shoe’ and footwear is very important for training. Boots cannot have too much tread, or sharp edges, as these would be unsafe when working with a partner. Likewise, they cannot have been worn outside, making the soles unhygienic. To start with, grab a pair of boxing boots or trainers with minimal tread and no metal eyelets, wash the soles under the tap with washing up liquid, then you are good to go for the first few classes. We will help you find the right boots after that. (Best not to buy anything before you come as it likely won’t be suitable. I like your enthusiasm, but save your money until you have trained a few times).

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Start Savate 2020

Why Savate? Graceful, elegant style with long kicks and punches Unique sport and history. Great for fitness. Weight management. Confidence Self-awareness. Savate is an Anglo-French art that predates modern kickboxing. It is like fast moving chess and emphasises style and technique over brawling. After a few weeks you will be…

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Year in Review and Awards 2019

Year in Review A short 2019 retrospective.. In January London Savate competed simultaneously in two capital cities – Paris and Budapest – with wins and great performances in both, including a signature Combat victory for Jon. February heralded our final class at LSBU after 2 years, to be replaced by…

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The Champion’s Strike.

A concise idea about winning matches in Savate Assaut. — My corner spoke. “Yes, you are winning, but show me you are the CHAMPION!” He gestured the technique he wanted me to apply. A spin, jump, or high kick on the break. “Now, GO!” I did what I was asked…

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Fighter prep: 8-10 week plan

Overview. This plan describes an 8-10 week training camp. The principles could be used to stretch or compress it. My competitive history has been in Assaut Savate tournaments, for which this plan is fine-tuned, but the ideas could be used in other combat sports, with appropriate modification and safety considerations.…

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London Savate Awards and Christmas Party 2019

Thursday 19th December 2019. Final training of the year: 7:30-8:30pm @Beormund. Then: London Savate Awards 2019. Followed by: 9:00pm-late. *Party, drinks, and food at The Gregorian, Jamaica Road, SE1. *Please message 07950 456307 to be added to guest list and to order food Festive Menu Daily Menu

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European Medals for London Savate

London Savate instructors returned from the European Savate Assaut Championships 2019 in Genoa, Italy, 11-12 October, with a brace of medals. George Bushaway earns his first podium position with bronze at 56kg, and James Southwood is, again, European Vice-Champion at 80kg.

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