Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Badr Hari vs. Alistair Overeem Fields - Dynamite 2008

Respect to the game is important, yeah :). Directors, you have to be more careful with actors, cause this fighting-scenes are to easy not to see an obvious screenplay.

Mirko Cro Cop vs Hong Man Choi

Dream isn't a dream or it is?

Fred Royers vs Robert Paturel

Can somebody tell me which year promotor of Eurosport lift his hands after savate fight with Robert Paturel.

Savate in Netherland 28th March 1985

Start 'SAVATE' Frans kickboksen - French Kickboxing in Sportschool Jan Snoek in Netherland 28th March 1985. Just an advertisment from the Newspaper, nothing else.

About 25 years ago they started to develop in the Netherlands the now called "kick boxing" sport.
In the early beginning they fought all sorts of match systems during one tournament, the matches where nor organized and there was not any medical or match-rule available
Since about 20 year they practice the so called American kickboxing. In that period there where some clear guidelines created, ie. Muay-thai, Savate, Japanese kickboxing and the so called American kickboxing incl the responsible match organizations.
When the Dutch kick boxing federation (N.K.B.B.), the Dutch federation for Savate and French boxing (N.B.F.S), the Dutch Muay-thai federation (M.T.B.N) and the professional association (P.K.A) started there was a demand for more tougher match forms, which where very popular together with the search for "Big Money" so the Thai boxing started to grow.


Savate in 1980's and early 1990's

Thanks to author: hiblafonderie we know a little bit more of savate history.

Finals - Championship of Europe 1988 - savate boxe francaise - Pascal Ducros vs. Sylvain Postel.

Richard Sylla vs. Umemoto - competition France-Japan in 80's

Leduigou vs Ishima - competition France-Japan in 80's.

Dominique Dakhlaoui vs. Andre Panza - European Cup 1984

Robert Paturel vs. Noccentini (Italy) - European Cup 1984

Richard Sylla vs. David Ortiz (Mexico) - competition France-America 1987

Dominique Dakhlaoui vs Steve Romero - competition France-America 1987

Pennachio vs Fourrier - final fight French savate championship 1991

World Cup 1989 - Andre Panza (as Robespierre) vs. Jose Egusckiza.

and additional:

Germany vs Baratto final fight French savate championship 1991

Chouaref vs Aubert 1/2 final France 1992

1980 - high level savate

Farina vs Begues 1/2 final France 1992

Gottfrois vs Mazoué France 1990

Pennachio vs Besnard championship 1992

Pennachio vs Fourrier France 1990

Francois Pennachio vs Hafid Taïri France 1992

Postel vs Ducros France 1985

Sylvain Postel vs Jules Germany France 1990

Sylvain Postel vs Ernesto Hoost European Championship 1988

Report from 1992 of 3 world champions - Savate club Belier (Sebastien Farina, Bruno Gottfrois and Francois Pennachio)

Alain Zankhifo vs Nisole - 25th December 1992

Report - Count Pierre De Baruzy, Richard Sylla and Sebastien Farina - 1989

Sylla vs Riboulet France 1984

Sylla vs Riboulet France 1985

TV Report FR3 finals French championship 1989

Sylla vs Rutigliani European Championship 1988

Eddy Begue vs Abel El Quandili

Kamel Chouaref vs Bertrand Soncourt - finals Championship France - 1991

Kamel Chouaref vs Bertrand Soncourt - finals Championship France - 1993

Sebastien Farina vs Claude N'jeinti - finals Championship France - 1991

Sebastien Farina vs Claude N'jeinti - finals Championship France - 1991 - 1st december 1990 in LANESTER (2nd part of Championship)

Sylvain Postel vs Dominique Ziegler - finals Championship France - 1991 - 1st december 1990 in LANESTER (2nd part of Championship)

Siegler vs Cantaloube - Savate Championship France 1993

Report from Savate Championship France 1993

Savate Championship Europe - 1986 Sylvain Postel vs. Michel Sweerts

Francois Pennachio vs. Yacoub Comert 1993

Jules Germany (France) vs. Patrick Janssens (Belgium) - World savate championship 1993, Nantes, France

Kamel Chouaref (France) vs Murat Comert (Belgium) 1993

Olivier Salvador (Montpellier) vs. D. Benard (Toulouse) 1993 (66-70 kg)

Ernesto Hoost VS Sylvain Postel

Ivan Hippolyte VS Pascal Malis

Sunday, December 28, 2008


That is the way how all president of different martial arts and fighting sports should fight. Respect.

Savate development in 20th century

From - Lady kicker to Pennacchio - compilation. Long savate history comparing to other fighting sports (don't change development of sport with development of martial art).


Before the year 2006 when Kickboxing step in AGFIS, Olympic Comittee of Slovenia (Slovenia was one of the 6 Yugoslav republics) selected Kickboxing as a recognised sport from early 1993 and when later in 2003 Savate came in Slovenia and became a member of the same Olympic Comittee - the rules although the same as in 1993 didn't help savate to become recognised sport.
Big interpretation was made in this way:
Kickboxing was present in ex-Yugoslavia but savate didn't existed at this time in Slovenia or even in Yugoslavia. Later more and more proves showed that Savate was present also in Slovenia and of course in Yugoslavia.
And here on this video we can see if we turn timer on 1:23 that Yugoslav flag is hanging near other European flags - Germany, Great Britain, France, Greece...
So another prove for savate :)

Ludovic Millet - Portrait of European savate champion with roots in Muay Thai and Kickboxing

Most of the training is made barefoot - nice for savate. I still don't know what this fighter is? Professional or amateur? Savate is an amateur sport, but this sportsman is competing in professional K1, chauss-fight, ....(Recently he lost his fight against Camara on K1- Survivor in Paris).

and his strong oponent from Serbia Predrag Darijevic on European championship - finals who competed in football indoor shoes.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Finals - Savate Championship France 2003

Sonor Morellon in action. Heavy but still very tactical.

AIBA - boxing meeting in Moscow

During the Boxing World Cup 2008 in Moscow - December 2008 - there was a forum of Ethics Commission. Boxing AIBA will remain amateur but will create also its own professional league.

And some blinks from World Cup in Moscow:

Sport Accord 2009 - 23th to 27th March 2009 , Denver, Colorado, USA

Savate recognition will be somewhere here:
Source: AGFIS

Denver, Colorado, has been named as the most "Dangerously Drunk City" in America by the fitness experts at Men's Health.
Rankings were based on DWI arrests, alcohol-related traffic deaths, and alcohol-related liver disease fatality rates.
Rounding out the top five were El Paso, Texas; Anchorage, Alaska; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Kansas City, Missouri. The odds-on favorite, New Orleans, placed sixth.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Savate - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Funny - it is placed in category - comedy. Why did author of this video decided for this move?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Modibo Diarra (FRA) vs. Miroslav Tustic (CRO)

Why not to mix kickboxing (barefoot) and savate (booted) fighting styles?
Watch it in real tournament of savate boxe française combat on 6th December in Chatellerault, France:
Opponents of french fighters in combat savate finals are mostly all the same. In most cases without special technical savate base, not innovative at all, with double hand block positioned on the ropes, all years the same faces, and same profiles, always two steps behind, always loosing, reminds all the time on kickboxing fighters, and with typical bitterness on their faces after every final fight, you can see some of them also in a special indoor football shoes, and if we can make some recapitulation of all said above we can predict that there is no systematic work on combat field outside France because fighters mostly don't study scenarios from glove testing where all savate knowledge lies.
And please - don't allow your savate federation to become one of these so called savate super combat powers.

Pole ESPOIR IDF - Jerome Huon physical preparations

Working on a boxing bag - legs

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Military history - France

Rich French military history is the basis for the birth of a very efficient fighting and martial art system called savate.

Try this link:

SAVATE video - L'esprit sportif

Savate assaut in Genova, Italy (decemeber) 2008

Savate assaut tournament in Genova:

Club Mameli Savate (Denise - Marine blue) vs. Club Andrea Doria (Rita - Dark blue)

Club Mameli Savate (Fighter 1 - Marine blue) vs. Club Andrea Doria (Fighter 2 - Dark blue)

Evander Holyfield vs Nikolai Valuev - HA; HA; HA

20th december 2008 Zurich-Switzerland - where Nikolai Valuev won by judges decision the WBA Heavyweight World Championship in front of much, much better Evander Holyfield!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Light boxing tournament in Italy, Sesto

Light Boxing (english) on a program of Sesto - San Giovanni club in Italy.

Kettlebell - old way of European martial art muscle training

This blog - will be very good - please follow its content.

Canne de combat presentation for kids

How to attract children for canne de combat trainings? Watch Romain and Aurelien at work.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Savate Defense on TELETHON 2008

Christian PIEYRE - Savate Defense demonstration and Canne Defense on TELETHON 2008.

Russian savate - Sidorkin Alex, Champion of Russia

Oh my...

Goran Ostojic SAVATE club, Beograd, Serbia

This club organised Cadets savate championship assaut on 6th of December 2008 in Beograd.
Nice and very impressive website. Yes it is savate.

Manuela Massari vs. Marina Horvat - Savate combat European championship - finals

Manuela Massari "The Witch" Italia ( club Ecole De Combat ) vs. Marina Horvat (Croatia) on "Gala of Kick Boxing" on Sunday 14th December in Pomezia sport hall - "LA CUPOLA". Manuela Massari became European champion in savate combat.



marco gilotti


manuela e marco

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Giorgio Ali TEAM - Genova, Italy - ALESSANDRO NERVI

ALESSANDRO NERVI - first time in assaut match.

Gala of savate in Allonnes, France

Le Mans TV - Gala of savate - boxe française in Allonnes, France - match Belgium vs. France.

SAVATE - combat finals - KOPREK Ksenija (Croatia) vs. KUNIC Jelena (Serbia)

Women (-70kg) Championship of Europe 2008 - combat - final fight
KOPREK Ksenija (Croatia) vs. KUNIC Jelena (Serbia)

on 28th February 2009 in Varazdin, Croatia

Welcome to the rock

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Martial Arts and Combat Sports Games 2010 in Beijing, China

During Boxing AIBA world cup in Moscow - there were elections for the first Martial art olympic games host city.

13 International federations:

WAKO source:

It's now official: Beijing, after having hosted the most successful Olympic Games ever, will also host the first Martial Arts and Combat Sports Games (that's the final name) in 2010.
The historical decision was taken recently in Moscow by the 12 International Sports Federation which gathered in Swisshotel under the leadership of Mr. Hein Verbruggen, president of GAISF and Chairman of Sportaccord, the Internationa,l organization promoting yearly all IOC and GAISF conventions.
The 12 IFs are: Boxing, Taekwondo, Wrestling, Judo (all of them already Olympic Sports), Wushu, Ju Jitsu, kendo, Muay Thai, Karate, Aikido, Kendo and of course Kickboxing.
The Games will take place either in the last week of August (but some IFs said it is a too hot and humid period in Beijing) or in the first week of October 2010.
The 12 IFs will be divided in 3 different venues. Kickboxing will be together with Boxing and Muay Thai using the same ring and the same arena. The whole event will last 9 days, with opening and closing ceremonies included. Each IFs will have two days at their disposal to carry out the event.
WAKO have chosen 3 styles to represent at its best our sport: a Tatami Sport, i.e. Semi contact (male -63,69,74,79,84, female -55,60 kgs.), and two Ring Sports, i.e. full contact and low kick (-63,67.72,75,81 male categories, and -52,56 female categories.
All IFs will have the possibility to present a maximum of 80 competitors or there about and a total of 120 people per IF. WAKO will have 4 competitors per weight class, for a total of 84 competitors and we will comply with the request of GAISF by sending a maximum of 36 people as coaches, officials, staff and leaders.
The good thing of the whole project is that all IF will be granted the cover of all their travel and lodging expenses. WAKO kickboxing will benefit of a great exposure, a great audience in Beijing, and that will help to strengthen our credibility so to grow further in the world.

IFMA source:
Beijing the host of the unforgettable 2008 Olympic games and have won the bid for the 2010 GAISF games patronised by the IOC. Two years ago the 13 IOC and GAISF recognized Martial Art and Combat sports with the vision of the GAISF President formed a Martial Arts working group.
This group was been formed out of the executives sent in by all these Martial Arts and Combat sports to organise a combined games. It was historical in itself that executives of all these sports such as IOC member Dr. CK WU from AIBA could sit on this round table chaired by the Chairman of the Coordination Committee of the 2008 Beijing games and GAISF President Mr. Hein Verbruggen. The GAISF Meetings have been held in Seoul at the IOC and GAISF sport meeting, at the Olympic committee in Brussels, at the IOC Headquarter in Lausanne, in Bangkok as part of the celebration of His Majesty’s 80th Birthday, in Athens during the IOC Summer and Winter games meeting and GAISF SportAccord and just this weekend in Moscow coordinated by AIBA.
The first games will be held in Beijing and by then 4 years of solid planning by the 13 World Federations would have gone by to show the world the beauty and the tradition of combat sports, and there will certainly also a be an important cultural program as an integral part of the games. The Martial Art world is eagerly awaiting to see the real World Federations of Aikido, Boxing, Karate, Taekwondo, Wushu, Sambo, Sumo, Kendo, Jujitsu, Kickboxing, Judo, Wrestling and Muaythai bring their elite athletes and the world is looking forward for the qualifying rounds in over 200 countries.
The next meeting is scheduled for 2009 in Denver as part of the IOC Summer and Winter games meeting and GAISF SportAccord.

WTF taekwondo source:

Taekwondo and other martial arts and combat sports affiliated with the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) are stepping up their efforts for the creation of a global martial arts and combat sports games.
In this regard, a GAISF martial arts plenary session took place at Swissotel Krasnye Holmy, in Moscow, Russia on Dec. 13, 2008.
The occasion served as a preparatory meeting for the launch of the tentatively named SportAccord Martial Arts and Combat Sports Games to be held in 2010. The project has been driven for the past years under the leadership of Mr. Hein Verbruggen, president of GAISF, as an official event of GAISF.
The representatives from 12 International Federations among 13 GAISF Martial Arts and Combat Sports Federation attended the meeting, except sumo. The 12 International Federations, which attended the meeting, were aikido, boxing, judo, ju-jitsu, karate, kendo, kickboxing, muaythai, sambo, taekwondo, wrestling and wushu.
According to Mr. Hein Verbruggen, the Chinese capital of Beijing will mostly host the inaugural SportAccord Martial Arts and Combat Sports Games in 2010, while the contract has not been finalized yet. In order to guarantee the participation of best athletes in this event, accommodation as well as traveling expenses of athletes will be covered by the host city.
The SportAccord Martial Arts and Combat Sports Games will also feature various cultural programs, lectures on history of traditional martial arts sports and physical education, and teaching programs. The event will be mostly held once every four years, while the GAISF is still open to the possibility of holding the event once every two years.
The sports will be divided into different groups according to the nature of the sports and also venue requirements, such as elastic mats, wooden floor, rings, and so on. At the moment, the games will likely to be held at three venues.
The games will last eight days. Each International Federation will send no more than 80 athletes and will have one and a half day of competition. The WTF presented a primary proposal of sending 64 athletes in Olympic weight category. In order to achieve the best performance of taekwondo among other martial arts sports, the WTF is considering selecting the athletes based on the WTF’s new world athlete ranking system. In addition, the WTF has proposed performing taekwondo demonstrations twice during the games to display the most outstanding beauty of taekwondo.
The competition dates will be either Aug. 24 to Sept. 4 or Sept. 25 to Oct. 2. The WTF has expressed concern about competition in August considering the weather condition in Beijing and also the fact that the inaugural Youth Olympic Games will take place in August. The GAISF president accepted the concern and confirmed that the GAISF will propose to host city for the period of Sept. 25 to Oct. 2.
Once the program is established, the WTF will inform member national associations of the structure of the games and the outlines of the games.

WKF karate source:

Martial Arts Games plenary session
Tuesday, 06 January 2009
The WKF President and WKF General Secretary attended the GAISF member Martial Arts and Combat Sports International Federations plenary session held in Moscow on 13 December 2008.
The main topic of the discussion was the organisation of the 1st Martial Arts Games, many cities presented their candidatures as hosts of the event with Beijing being the strongest one.
At the meeting of the Martial Arts Games Commission presided by Mr. Espinos the delegates fixed the date of the 1st MAG (September 25 - October 2) and the first draft of the Games programme. 13 sports will be present at the event and competition will be held in 3 venues.
The total number of representatives per sport will be 120 persons, 80 of which will be competitors and the other 40 officials.

SAVATE (old shoe) promotion in Iraq

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

SAVATE Boxe Française in Calais, France


Boxing and Wrestling don't understand the meaning of MARS = Martial art games. MARS doesn't mean KIMONO or GI. Will savate also translate Martial art in this way?

Thank you WAKO about this information:

Moscow (Russia), on occasion of the first AIBA (boxing) World Cup, will host the last 2008 AGFIS meeting regarding the Games of the fighting sports. As everybody remember, 13 International Federations of fighting sports agreed to create a new umbrella organization which originally was called Martial Arts Games. But since Wrestling and Boxing do not consider themselves Martial Arts at all, a new name is mandatory. And that it will come out in Moscow.
On 13th and 14th, the 13 IFs presidents and their collaborators will meet in Swisshotel to vote about - among other issues - the Bid cities wishing to host the first Games, the name of the Games, the dates of the Games, the Cultural program.
Rumours say that Beijing (China) will probably host the first Games and it will be in August, from 24th to 1st of September 2010.
WAKO have proposed to have 3 of its 7 disciplines in the first Games: semi contact, full contact and low-kick. Only about 80 competitors are allowed to be the Games, and so they have to cut down categories in semi contact to: -63,69,74,79,84 (male) and -55,-60 (female). In ring sports: -63,-67,-71,-75,-81 (male) and -52,-56 (female). WAKO decided that 2009 World Championships will be considered also final tests to qualify for the first Games. WAKO will then consider only the official results of the next World events. The very best 4 competitors in each of the weight classes chosen will compete in the Games.

Continious ASSAUT - light contact fighting

Continues fighting - like in Capoeira is the basis for advanced fighting.

and just one of the fighters - new one - who actually don't understand the meaning of tactiques in savate - ruins all the assaut fight. You don't see anymore continious fight but only some segments of front - back linear moving. One stupid fighter is enough to destroy good intentions of his opponents. And here is a very important element judge - who can regulate assaut in the right direction (if he understand savate fighting).

FISU Press Conference in Paris: Belgrade 2009 Update December 6th, 2008

In the same building and places as FIS - savate General Assembly. Student sport is coming on the first track. Uneducated martial art sportsman - beware of educated intellectual rivals - newcomers.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

K1 - Amri Madani 20th december 2008 Paris

K1 SURVIVOR - HALLE CARPENTIER, 81 BLD MASSENA - 75013 PARIS on 20th December 2008 - 19:00

Tournament K1 RULES:



1-Amri MADANI (Boxe Française)

2-Thomas LESAGE (Full Contact)

3-Odje MANDA (Kick Boxing)

4-Richard ANTOINE (Full Contact)

5-Sadio SISSOKO (Muaythai)

6-Carlos TAVARES (Kick Boxing)

7-Jonathan CAMARA (Muaythai)

8-Ludovic MILLET (Boxe Française)


Muay Thaï

Class B

  • Desty BEAUBRUN (Phénix Muaythaï Paris) vs Sidy DIALLO (Fight Boxing Athis Mons)


¼ finals

  • Amri MADANI vs Sadio SISSOKO

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  • Thomas LESAGE vs Carlos TAVARES

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  • Odjé MANDA vs Jonathan CAMARA
Winner CAMARA.

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  • Ludovic MILLET vs Richard ANTOINE

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Muay Thaï

  • Amadou BA (Bonneuil) vs Mehdi ZATOUT (Team Benattia)
Both winners.

  • Moussa KONATE (Konateam) vs SUDSAKORN (Team Bilos)
Both winners.


½ finals

  • Sadio SISSOKO vs Jonathan CAMARA
Winner CAMARA.

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  • Ludovic MILLET vs Carlos TAVARES
Winner MILLET.

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  • Sofiane ALLOUACHE vs Eric SCHMIT
Winner Sofiane ALLOUACHE

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Tournoi K-1 SURVIVOR

  • Jonathan CAMARA vs Ludovic MILLET.
Winner with K.O CAMARA.

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