London Savate World Academy

World-Class Savate Training.

Can I learn Savate online?

Yes, you can learn Savate online effectively with video, remote coaching, plus a little space and commitment. With a former World Champion in your virtual corner, you can develop excellent technique, fitness, flexibility, and knowledge. Beginners welcome. No partner necessary.

Fantastic set of Savate resources!

I want to applaud James for this fantastic set of Savate resources! Even when my wi-fi stopped me streaming a lesson, there’s enough good content in the fitness section to give me a really good workout. Nice one!
former European Savate Champion

James’ passion for the art of Savate clearly comes through.

The content is highly engaging, calorie burning, and will give you an in-depth look at the techniques of Savate. I’ve been working with James for a little over a month now, and he has been highly responsive to all of my questions, and he offers a large amount of depth on Savate techniques and strategies.


I’m amazed at the quality of the online academy, I’ve been using it whilst in France and it’s proven invaluable.

No Savate club near you?

No problem! I can be your coach from anywhere. With on-demand Savate classes, workouts, analysis, and personalised video feedback, we can achieve your goals.. Join Savate students, fighters, and coaches in the USA, Korea, South Africa, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, France who are using my online training videos.

Hi. I am James Southwood. I started Savate back in 1999 and since then have had over 200 fights and fought in 7 World Championships. I have been teaching in London for over 15 years and have helped hundreds of students reach their goals, get into the ring for the first time, win a medal, or simply get started standing on one leg.

What is the lesson structure?

Classes are typically 40-45 minutes, with warm-up, technique, freestyle, and conditioning or fitness. I aim to explain the purpose as well as guide you through the technique. I believe full-length classes help you put moves into context and return to techniques as you learn, which you cannot do with just a few minutes demo in a one-off online course.

Free taster lesson

Here is a beginner class to start you off, covering: Savate stance | Punching | Fouetté kick technique | Combinations | Freestyle.

Have a look around first.

Discount applied at checkout. 7-day free trial then £10 first month. £19.99/month thereafter. Cancel anytime.