Q: How to prepare for a Savate competition?
A: With this World Academy course.
This course is available with London Savate World Academy access. Previews below.
Do you know the rules of Savate (Assaut) and what the referee will do if you break them? Great resource for novice fighters and competitors who want to learn how to adjust to the referee and avoid warnings.
You only win a Savate fight if you successfully convince the judges that you did. Here are 10 ways to get the score to go in your favour (from a fighter with over 120 international wins on his record).
It is usual to put in an 8-12 week training plan to prepare your body for competition. How do you structure that for best effect? Here I reverse the thinking and distil what I have learnt over 15 years of competition preparation.
What do you need to bring on fight day and how do you structure your time, rest, warm-ups, and food intake? Here I run through a typical day of competition and go through the items that you need for optimum success.
For technique that works in sparring and competition, prepare sequences of your best attacks and replies and refine them to meet any situation. I guide you through that process in this 36 min light technical class.
The workout I personally use to get fit for Savate competition. 6 rounds of technique and (explosive) exercises designed to mimic fight heartrate and difficulty.
Running is a great component of your competition preparation. It is cheap, easily accessible and can be made light or hard depending on your level and your needs. Here I give my recommendations for times/distances for endurance and speed training as you approach a competition.
Mental Imagery is a widely used tool for improving sports performance. Generally it is defined as imagining the sporting activity in the absence of doing it physically . A rehearsal in the mind, if you will.