Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
- Secretary General of AISF - Association Interfédérale du Sport Francophone (IN BELGIUM)(71 federation) http://www.aisf.be
- Ex president International Savate Federation (FIS) - Alexandre WALNIER - from 29th september 2001 till 7th september 2003
Ass des Fed Belge FRs du Sport Scolaire - SCHOOL SPORT OF BELGIUM
Av Jean Volders 17 Bte 15
Tel: +32 02 544 10 01
Fax: +32 02 5379730
Mr Alexandre WALNIER
Fed Belge Belge FR de Patinage
Allée des Sports 12 2003:
6280 LOVERVAL Members: 297
Tel: +32 02 071 56 29 49 Clubs: 12
Fax: +32 02 5346647
Mr Alexandre WALNIER
- President of Roller-skating federation of Belgium - FBFP 2005
- Secretary General of Savate Federation Belgium - Fédération Francophone Belge de Savate
- President of Fencing Federation Belgium http://www.escrime-ligue.be/doc.php?choix=ca
- Member of Belgium Olympic Comittee
he works also with Mr. Jacques Rogge (president on International Olympic Comittee) from 2001
Belgian Royal Federation of Savate
Written by Alain Piette (translation: Julie)
"Alexander WALNIER? Without saying everything, Belgian Savate owes him a lot!"
Alain Piette, President of the Belgian Royal Federation of Savate
Portrait of Alexandre WALNIER
Alexandre WALNIER was born in Tournai on 28th April 1957. He gained a Masters degree in the Management of Sports Organisations (MEMOS) after working closely with the International Olympic Committee at Lausanne in 1997, and after having successfully followed the Belgian Olympic Academy in 1992.
Boxe française; his sport, his life!
Directed to this sport by Michel MATTEZ – his physical education teacher - he soon became a coach with ADEPS* and was a federal instructor at the age of... 21 years. He created his club three years earlier. The Tournai school of Savate was established at the Notre Dame Institute before moving to the Lycée Royal, Saint-Piat, where it had 130 members. .. and the CET sports hall. Alex WALNIER also ran the Templeuve and Mouscron clubs.
In 1980, he became secretary of the French-speaking federation and technical director, posts that he has occupied since. In 1985, he became General Secretary of the International Federation, and stayed in post until 2001, when he was elected International President to replace Michel Roger. He had already been President of the Competitions Commission since 1991. He held these posts until September 2003. At the Belgian Federation, he was President for six years before handing over Ivan Umek, and currently to Alain PIETTE. He has organized fourteen World and European Championships in Belgium since 1984.
Administrator of the Olympic Committee and AISF!
President of the Hainaut Olympic Committee since 1993, he was a member of the Belgian Inter-federal Olympic Committee (COIB), where from 1997 to 2001, he was on the board of directors. He is still a COIB administrator, and member of the Selection Commission for the Turin and Beijing Games. He attended the Olympic Games in Atlanta (1996), Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004) as well as the University Games of Fukuoka (Japan, 1995) and Bangkok (2007). Within AISF (the Inter-federal Association of French-speaking Sport), he was elected administrator and is currently the treasurer.
After developing Savate-Boxe Française in Belgium, Alexander WALNIER began his quest to travel the world and bring recognition to his sport. Since taking up the technical direction of Belgian Savate in 1980, Alexander WALNIER has contributed greatly to increasing the number of licence holders from 400 to a little more than 2500. Alex WALNIER equally wanted better international representation of our country. He wanted to put the athletes at the centre – organisers had tended to put on competitions for the show more than the sport. He was opposed to the new idea of gladiators of the ring.
Alexander WALNIER gained these results without having been a high level sportsman: he said that to be a leader, it is important to know about human resources and management. To achieve results, one should gain skills and set challenges. It is necessary to be ambitious, to want to go as far as possible not for oneself but to serve others. He has said that he believes that he could have worked as well at the international level for, say, fishing as for Savate. But good will is not enough to be a good leader. Even in the lower levels of soccer, it is necessary to have training. Athletes and trainers become more professional and have the right to expect the same of presidents, secretaries.., insists Alexander WALNIER. There is also a problem in the clubs where paid sportsmen and officials work alongside volunteers who offer free a little of their time without a requirement for precise competences.
* ADEPS is an administrative service of the Ministry of the French Community of Belgium charged with the promotion of sport and physical education amongst the population of the French-speaking community.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The world of muaythai world mourns the tragic loss of
President, Philippines Muaythai Association
There are no words that seem proper at a time of tragedy, only sincere wishes for the well-being of those who suffer the loss. We hope that justice is served and that Roberto is resting peacefully. The global muaythai community sends its support and sympathy as we all mourn the loss of Roberto Valdez.
WAKO source: http://www.wakoweb.com/en/NewsDetail.aspx?Ctn=82816
We have just received the tragic news that our friend, Roberto Valdez, a former Muay Thai and Kickboxing friend, who helped us during last Macau Asian Indoor Games as a referee and judge, the man who actually helped us in creating the WAKO Philippines, died in a terrible accident in Manila.
The bad news comes from Mr. Abram Tolentino who is the current president of the Philippines Kickboxing Federation affiliated to WAKO.
In the name of WAKO as a whole, our most sincere condolences to Roberto's family. May he sleep in peace.
21th of February 2009 - Varazdin, Croatia, Europe - sport Hall "Graberje" hosted finals of European championships women and also junior men - fights.
Traditional pair - almost every time: Ksenija waited Eva for a month or two, because of Eva's injury.
Women: Ksenija Koprek (Croatia) vs. Eva Halasi (Serbia) 0:3.
Junior man for Croatian junior savate champion:
Agron Preteni (Pit-Bull Split) vs. Domagoj Lustring (Osijek) Won Preteni with stop in the 3rd round.
Marijan Belic (Valpovo) vs. Ante Goreta (Pit-Bull Split) - KO in the first round. Won Belic.
Goran Mimica (Pit-Bull Split) vs. Marijo Jantolek (Cobra Marija Bistrica) 3:0. Won Mimica.
Silvije Tebet (Stubica) vs. Igor Karlovic (Omega Varazdin) 2:1. Won Tebet.
Luka Tomic (Pit-Bull Split) vs. Matija Godinic (Kneginec) 2:1. Won Tomic.
Elimintion fight -60kg
Stipe Prtenjaca (Sesvete) vs. Luka Leskovic (Stubica) 3:0. Won Prtenjaca.
YES IT WAS SAVATE. Certainly it looked also like savate. There were integral dresses and many other savate things. Congratulations.
But more important thing was - that Varazdin hosted for the first time - PROFESSIONAL boxing match where two fighters shows everything in ENGLISH BOXING
Zoran Cvek(CROATIA) (ex-savate fighter) vs. Tomas Hengstberger (AUSTRIA) -67kg.
And MOST , MOST important thing in Croatia:
Bank of Zagreb was their official sponsor.
Savate S3 Tournai 2009 - Fluid and educational way of pre-combat.
CHRISTOPHE NEUVILLE - SAVATE assaut trainer/coach of French Savate Federation's selection visited Morroco. Although combat-savate strong countries like Morroco and Hungary (Christophe NEUVILLE also visited them)- they still need improvement on a technical level of assaut - light contact which is a basis for good tactical fighting in full contact version - combat.
Heart and power are not enough.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
VIDEO: Precombat: Elton Bani (club Andrea Doria - trainer M. Ilengo) vs. Kaabour (Team SAVATE Val Borbera - trainer Boidi Mauro)
Elton Bani (Albanian roots)
Mr. Stefano Gennaccari organised Savate Assaut and Pre-Combat for Italian regions Liguria, Piemonte, Emilia Romagna and Lombardia.
10 fights in Savate Assaut, 4 fights in Savate Pre-Combat and 1 fight Kickboxing - class C.
Woman: Piffer (Pavia) vs. Palmieri
Maestro Alfredo Lallo
60 kg Casiddu vs Bisio
75 kg Gazzano vs Ricci
69 kg Cammarere vs Fossati
65 kg Bani vs Kaabour
65 kg Ciccarelli vs Ventimiglia vs Tenconi
63 kg Chieppa vs Settimi
60 kg Bibbiano vs Iannello vs Nacinavich
73 kg Bini vs Giovane
fighter in a red and black integral dress is Sebastiano Giovane:
71 kg Mantovan vs Bolis
70 kg Pati vs Fiore
Over 85 Campailla vs Lucente
77 kg Cassano vs Linviri
85 kg Bellentani vs Ruello
fighter in a black integral dress is Paolo Bellentani (club Zeus)
From October 2008 to January 2009 - 6 person on 11 trainer's seminars in Tonic center, Milano, Lombardy, Italy (like Olympic disciplines boxing FPI). DVD is expected also. Canne de combat course with Daniele Parrilli.
TAMARA GIUGNO - Trainer 24/30
FRANCESCA PIFFER - Trainer 28/30
ALESSANDRO LAMENTA - Instructor 26/30
MASSIMO MARTEGANI - Trainer 24/30
ALBERTO MASTROROCCO - Trainer 26/30
ANDREA MONTARULO - Trainer 29/30
Results: http://www.hungariankempo.hu/download/2009/2009_7JuhaszFerenc_EuropaKupa_eredmenyek.xls (search savate)
31st of January 2009 - Juhász Ferenc Memorial cup - Kempo European Cup
Women: -70kg Plovetczki Krisztina I. place (trainer: Ferencz József)
Man: -85kg Szitó Tibor II. place (trainer: Rimár Zsolt)
-85kg Drixler István III. place (trainer: Dudás Attila)
-80kg Molnár Dániel III. place (trainer: Lovászi Viktor)
Juniors: -70kg Szalontai Gergő III. place (trainer:Dudás Attila)
Thursday, February 19, 2009
NEW DELHI: The performance of Indian boxers at Beijing Games made them national heroes with the game catching the imagination of youngsters across
In order to satisfy the ever-growing need of watching knock-outs and to ride the gravy-train of professional boxing, the game’s world amateur body (AIBA) has signed a treaty with marketing firm IMG to introduce ‘World Series Boxing’ from March, 2010 in which Delhi will be one of the 12 teams from across the world that will vie for the title.
In the series, somewhat similar to professional leagues like EPL or IPL, three continents - Asia, Europe and America - will each have four city teams (read countries) participating in the event which will see boxers exchanging blows without headgears and vests, fighting five rounds of three minutes each with five bouts in five categories with home-and-away matches thrown in.
The boxers will stand to make a reasonable amount of money, which was so far unheard of in amateur boxing, and will still be allowed to take part in the Olympics, unlike the professional boxers.
The ‘cities’ will fight among themselves before one qualifies for the grand finale to be held at Macau, which is famous for casinos, much like what Las Vegas is.
"To take Asia’s example, Delhi will first fight Bangkok and then Bangkok will come down to Delhi to fight here. At the end of five bouts, the scores will be counted. Only one country from each continent will be able to go through to the semi-final to be held at Macau. The fourth slot in the semis will go to the ‘best loser’," said PK Muralidharan Raja, secretary of Indian Boxing Association. Raja was part of the AIBA-IMG meeting in China on January 11, which was attended by the amateur heads from all across the world.
The World Series, when it comes into play in 2010, will be a fertile ring for the boxers as well as their respective federations to earn good money now and to sustain the flow when they retire. A franchisee from one continent will be allowed to buy boxers from other countries.
"Let’s say Cuba might be interested in buying Vijender Kumar and Akhil Kumar. Their franchisee will then have to get in touch with the Indian franchisee to sort out money issues in order to buy them. The boxers will themselves have to sign a contract with their respective federations so that a certain percentage of the money that is earned by them will also filter down to the federations," said Raja.
This decision was taken since the federations support a boxer when he goes through his bends. But when the boxer comes through and earns cash benefits, he does not share it with the federation. The World Series will help the federation to make money from the franchisee.
It will also make the boxers participating in the Series more secure as they will get pension after retiring.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I think that author of this text doesn't know nothing about canne de combat - and if I summarize all this - he doesn't know anything about savate also. Savate is a system not - fighting sport of divided parts.
From CalSavate BLOG: http://web.mac.com/georgehruiz/CalSavate.com/Blog/Entries/2009/2/16_Ow!_Ow!_Ow!.html
Ow! Ow! Ow!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Full contact French stick fighting. Maybe not as effective as Kali, but it’s an elegant style for a more civilized time.
Monday, February 16, 2009