11th of August 1988 European savate championship - combat
Do you see the same problems like today in SAVATE? We invite in savate other fighters from muay thai, boxing and kickboxing who do not respect savate rules and savate techniques. The only goal is to win SAVATE.
In this same situation and false behaviour of his opponent ended also Sylvain Postel. Like many other fighters which left savate.
The same would be if you accept rugby players in football. Normally rugby players would be better and probably win all the football matches if we accept the fact that we never in combat fights respect savate rules.
Rugby has its own rules and it is tougher sport and more aggresive than football, but on the other hand people statistically prefer more football.
The same would be in savate matches. This sport is more fluid more tactical and people certainly discover this values.
BUT if we want gladiator games - THAN WE SHOULD TRY IT WITH GUNS AND OTHER WEAPONS LIKE IN BALKANE WARS SOME YEARS AGO. But after every non - legal games ussualy that kind of drama ends on a court. In this last one it was Haag. For all others there are others institutions.