2019-Feb newsletter

The London Savate February 2019 newsletter is out, with details from recent events, our Monday night class, and free guest passes! Read and subscribe.

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VII Budapest Savate Open

We sent a team of 8 to the VII Budapest Savate Open on 26 Jan 2019. Here is team fighter Ally Sinyard’s report. London Savate strike gold at the Budapest Open 2019

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Next Savate Grading

London Savate hosted GBSF grading. Blue, Green, Red Gloves. Ask instructor permission to grade, then apply below. Venue: LSBU Academy of Sport, 90 London Road, SE1 6LN Date: Sunday 2019-03-03 Time: 12:00-15:00pm Fee: £20 standard grading fee. Register: using the GBSF site.

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London Savate Open 2018 t-shirts

Ensure you look great and remember the day in London with our breathable sports-style event shirts. Super-light Just Cool Neoteric™ material. Breathable and fast-drying for sports use. Unique design. Order in advance and we’ll have your shirt waiting for you at the Open. Size Small £20.00 GBPMedium £20.00 GBPLarge £20.00…

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London Open 2018 Spectator tickets

London Savate International Open 2018. Saturday 9th June 2018. 9am-6pm. London Nautical School, Stamford Street SE1 9NA. Timetable. 09:00 Hall opens, registration. 10:00 First assaut. 17:00 Last assaut. 18:00 Finish. 19:00 Party on the Southbank. Spectators Spectators and friends get a day of fantastic sport, the chance to cheer ringside,…

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London Savate International Open 2018

London Savate International Open 2018.

Saturday 9th June 2018. 9am-6pm.
London Nautical School, Stamford Street SE1 9NA.

We welcome Savate clubs from around the world back for another London Open in summer 2018! Last year over 70 athletes from the UK, France, Ireland, Finland, Germany, Japan, Hungary battled it out. Who will you meet this time?

Registration.
Individual registration on the form below is required for ALL athletes.

Deadline.
Midnight on Sunday 27th May.

Timetable.
09:00 Hall opens, registration.
10:00 First assaut.
17:00 Last assaut.
18:00 Finish.
19:00 Party on the Southbank.


Spectators
You want your friends to see you fight, right? Spectators and friends get a day of fantastic sport, the chance to cheer ringside, music, refreshments, fun.
Spectator Tickets are £5, or buy 4, get 1 free.

T-shirts.
Event t-shirts are available to order in advance.

Travel.
London Nautical School, Stamford Street, London SE1 9NA, walking distance from Waterloo, London Bridge or Blackfriars train station, and Southwark underground station.
– From Eurostar. From St Pancras, take the Northern Line to London Bridge and walk along Stamford Street (20 minutes).
– From Gatwick Airport: take the train to London Bridge (30-60 minutes) and walk. Or to Victoria Station and take District/Circle line to Blackfriars.
– From Heathrow Airport: take the Piccadilly Line, change at Green Park, take the Jubilee Line to Waterloo/Southwark. (About 60 minutes).
– From other airports: take the train to central London and change to the underground. Feel free to send a message to advise on best routes.
Contactless debit cards are the cheapest and quickest way of paying for the London underground.

Accommodation.
We regret we do not have the resources to organise accommodation for attendees. Transport within the city is easy, if expensive, so a hotel or airbnb within zone 4 would likely be okay.

Contact.
James Southwood, +44(0)7950 456307


Important information for athletes and coaches:
1. Participation.
– Athletes need to be registered using the Registration Form.
– To cover hall costs, the entry fee is £15 for fighters, £5 for spectators.

2. Form of bouts.
– Bouts will be held under Savate Assaut international rules as given by FISav.
– The decision of the DO in any matter regarding the progress of bouts is final.
– Bouts will consist of 3 x 1.5 minute rounds, with 1 minute rest.
– All bouts will take place on mats.

3. Equipment.
– Athletes will undergo a kit check before each bout. The regulations covering British Savate bouts will be used http://savate.org.uk/kitrequirements
Reproduced in brief: athletes must be in possession of –
– Safe and appropriate boots.
– Gloves of appropriate weight
– Mandatory protection: gum shield, shin guards, groin guard, chest guard (female).
– Safe and appropriate clothing.

4. Medical and safety.
– Athletes should complete a medical check in their country or club or origin.
– We recommend you consult a doctor or physician if you are in any doubt as to your medical suitability for the event.
– Whilst this is an Assaut competition, injuries do happen and while the organiser takes every care to reduce this risk, be aware that this is a contact sport. Please respect all the safety advice given by officials and marshals on the day.
– Athletes from within the EU are advised to bring their EHIC insurance card.
– Travel and medical insurance is the responsibility of each athlete.
– Athletes should be aware of Anti-Doping regulations and the list of banned substances: www.wada-ama.org


Registration.

Registration is now closed. Contact James Southwood, +44(0)7950 456307


Events in 2018

Events we are hoping to attend in 2018, with registration and information links. 14/15 Dec 2018. London Savate Christmas Party TBC Past events 27 January 2018. VI Budapest Savate Open. https://www.facebook.com/events/1634128689972118/ 03 March 2018. Northern Ireland Savate Open 2018. https://www.facebook.com/events/324515791326185/ 07-10 March 2018. Helsinki Savate Open 2018. https://www.facebook.com/events/338190339942441/ 07-08 April…

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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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