View Full Version : what do you think of savate?
08-10-2001, 09:11 PM
is it something worth looking into or are you better of doing muay thai or other kickboxing styles?o
08-10-2001, 11:09 PM
A lot of JKD people swear by it, but that may be because it's not TKD or kickboxing.
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08-11-2001, 04:26 AM
I don't think I ever met a Savate player.
I was thinking about all the people and styles I've encountered, yet no savate. darnit. I'd like to check it out...
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08-11-2001, 12:18 PM
Savate is definitely an awesome art. Their kicking techs are very sharp. I'm pretty sure this style's history traces back to France's interaction with China and other Southeastern Asian nations during the 18th and 19th centuries (I think). Their use of toe kicks is very interesting because many Okinawan MAs also teach this tech. Boxe France's use of this kick may be due to the fact that they spar with Savate shoes on. The Okinawans used it more as a pressure point strike. This kicking technique makes since in a modern street situation, too, as we all wear shoes.
08-11-2001, 08:52 PM
what are the most characteristic techniques of this style?ˇ
08-27-2001, 02:47 AM
I thought Savate was much older, somewhere in the vacinity of 400 years. Apparently, it didn't conform to the standardised boxing rules that came out in the mid 1800s (banning kicks) and so kept its tradition more or less unbroken.
08-27-2001, 03:27 AM
It's a very cool art, and not to be racist, but I think a lot of whites/Americans should try this, because I've never seen an American teach Savate. I've only seen one in Kiss of the Dragon :D
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08-27-2001, 04:35 AM
Learning how to use "the boot" in combat is an invaluable lesson. Savate will definitely train you in these tactics.
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08-28-2001, 05:20 AM
V the I: You are probably right. I was probably off a hundred years or so. It's an effective and cool style of fighting...Lates!
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