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London Savate Fight Team.

London Savate frequently attends club level competitions. Apply to be on the team using this page.

Please read the following information carefully.

Team values.

  • London Savate has a great reputation across the world and we wish to select athletes who will improve upon it.
  • Use courage to train and fight to your best ability.
  • Show patience and acceptance of all results.
  • Act in the spirit of international cooperation.
  • Be a supportive teammate.

Medical stipulations.

  • Consult a doctor if in any doubt about your medical fitness to participate.
  • Fighters should hold insurance to ensure access to medical treatment in the jurisdiction of the event. eg a European health insurance card EHIC
  • Please supply an emergency contact number before we travel.

Doping statement.

  • Athletes who compete in national or international Savate events may have their urine and/or blood tested any time, at any location, without advance notice.
  • You may need to apply for a TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption) for certain medications.
  • If in doubt, read more information and the prohibited list.

Minimum preparation.

  • Plan for minimum 7-8 weeks of preparation.
  • Attend class sparring at least once per week, and message if you cannot make a week.
  • Agree a personal training plan with an instructor.

Combat and Pre-Combat.

  • For higher risk Combat and Pre-Combat (full contact) bouts, greater preparation and checks will be made of fighters.
  • Fighters deemed unready may be withdrawn at short notice.
  • A medical certificate displaying fitness to fight is necessary.

Necessary equipment.

  • Gloves of correct weight.
  • Regulation Savate boots, or very similar.
  • Shin guards. (No more than 1cm thick, soft)
  • Gum shield.
  • Groin guard.
  • Chest guard (females).
  • Savate trousers or similar (no shorts, no zips).
  • London Savate fight top (your own or borrowed).
  • Tape for laces.
  • Small ring towel.
  • Regulation head guard (for pre-Combat).

Finance and travel.

  • Fighters are responsible for paying their own travel, accommodation, and entry costs.
  • Your instructor will make your registration for you. Please fill in the form below.


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