Saturday, November 28, 2009

Silvia La Notte presented Savate

Presentation of Palestra Body Fitness Corteolona in a Teatro (theatre) Fraschini.

plus some other fresh guys

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Meeting in Slovenia: International Military Sports Council (CISM)

During Mr. Kocjancic (skiing) presidency of Slovenian Olympic Committee, savate as a sport was treated as a recreational activity since 2003. Andreja Kocjancic his wife as a chancellor of University in Ljubljana also regulated student sport as a president of Ljubljana student sport association.
But from now on things will change. Don't worry.

The Slovene Delegation hosted the third meeting of the CISM Board of Directors in 2009 in Brdo (20km from the capital Ljubljana) on 3-5 November. The meeting was held in the superb Conference Centre built for the purpose of the Slovene Presidency of the EU during the first half of 2008. It goes without saying that the working conditions enjoyed by our representatives were perfect in all respects.
The Slovene Delegation, led by Brigadier General Obreza, joined CISM in 1992 and has demonstrated its involvement in our activities on multiple occasions since. The highest military and civilian political authorities of Slovenia accepted the invitation to attend the Opening and Closing ceremonies. The Opening Ceremony provided our President, Major General Gola, our Secretary-General, Colonel Alexandre Morisod, and the members of the BoD, with an opportunity to hold talks with Major General Alojz Steiner M.Sc., Chief of Staff of the Slovene Armed Forces, with the Ministers of Defence and Education & Sport and the President of the Olympic Committee.
This ceremony resulted from the desire of the organisers to encourage multiple synergies among the different stakeholders of the military and civilian sport spheres. This was how military sport leaders, accompanied by the best Slovene military athletes, met with the representatives of civilian sport in Slovenia under the leadership of the President of the National Olympic Committee. Hopefully, this experiment will enable them to strengthen existing cooperation schemes.
The agenda of the sessions of the Board meeting included many items debriefing CISM activities in 2009 while preparing the next several years. Other significant issues discussed during the meeting included the review of the CISM solidarity programme, an analysis of the outstanding achievements of the Regional Development Centres (located in Nairobi and Rio), the review of the operating modes of the CISM Commissions and the election of a number of Presidents of CISM Sport Committees.
Since the meeting coincided with the National Day commemorating the end of the First World War in Italy (4 November), the Board Members were invited by the Italian Ambassador in Ljubljana to attend an official remembrance ceremony which struck us as both solemn and decidedly positive and forward-looking.
In his closing address, our President underscored the enthusiasm of the Slovene Armed Forces when it comes to defending and promoting CISM’s ideals of Friendship through Sport.

And the news from CISM - EUROPE:
Information about European Military Judo Championship, Slovenia 2010
Short brief about basic information:
Date 28 June – 3 July 2010
Location: Ljubljana, Novo mesto

Savate in Slovenia is like a small disturbance in a house of cards. And they now it. And you can think for yourself.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

FISU news november 2009

FISU present at IF Forum
Thursday, 19 November 2009 (SAVATE was also there)

FISU was present at the IF Forum 2009 held in Lausanne (Switzerland) from November 16 18, 2009. Going on its 3rd edition, the IF Forum is a vital and productive arena in which international federations are able to come together for open discussion and interactive learning with each other.
This annual meeting point presents the opportunity to meet new colleagues from other international sport organizations, to share concerns, challenges and experiences, in parallel to following the presented topics.
This year, the two main themes were Revenue Generation for International Federations and Reaching Out to Young People through Sport, having attracted more than 70 international federations and organizations, represented by over 250 participants.
The Forum also presented FISU with the opportunity to meet and network with various IF Presidents, General-secretaries and many other representatives. Similarly, FISU was introduced to the University of Lausanne Director of Sports, Georges-Andre Carrel presenting common goals and fields of work for future partnership and collaborations.
This annual meeting point presents the opportunity to meet new colleagues from other international sport organizations, to share concerns, challenges and experiences, in parallel to following the presented topics.
This year, the two main themes were Revenue Generation for International Federations and Reaching Out to Young People through Sport, having attracted more than 70 international federations and organizations, represented by over 250 participants.
The closing remarks where presented by the Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations and International Ice Hockey Federation President, Dr René Fasel. He mentioned key ideas of the presentations, with reference to the fact that the IF were in the business of sport and passion, referring that it took the right people, in the right place, at the right time to achieve success. He underlined the need to bring the message of sport to all people, being creative and innovative.

WTF President Chungwon Choue with Eric Saintrond

Eric Saintrond was also invited to the international federations’ annual meeting with the Canton of Vaud highest authorities. This took place at the International Volleyball Federation headquarters in Lausanne, the Chateau Les Tourelles. This prestigious meeting had the presence of the IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge, the Council of State member Jean Claude Mermoud, the Mayor of Lausanne Daniel Brelaz, the Federal Minister of sport Ueli Maurer and the President of the MSI Marc Vuilleumier.

FISU meets International Olympic Committee
Thursday, 19 November 2009

Leonz Eder, Eric Saintrond, Urs Lacotte and Christophe Dubi

The recent visit to the Olympic capital Lausanne to attend the IF Forum, created the opportunity for FISU Secretary General / CEO Eric Saintrond to visit the International Olympic Committee headquarters.
Accompanied by Executive committee member Leonz Eder, they met IOC General Director Urs Lacotte and Sports Director Christophe Dubi, and discussed FISU’s current positioning, fields of work and possible partnerships. An overview of recently held events, as well as the future scheduled Universiades and World University Championships was also presented.

2010 FISU Forum: Update
Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The 10th FISU Forum, which will take place in Vigo, Spain, from June 21st to 26th, 2010, will have as its main theme ‘University Sport: A Platform for Change’, which was approved by the CESU meeting held in Vigo form October 16th to 17th, 2009.
The members of the Local Organizing Committee and the CESU also defined the sub-themes that students, general managers and directors will discuss during that intense week, i.e.:
‘Development of Strategic Plans in University Sport atThe Caixanova Social Centre National Level’;
‘Education and Environmental Awareness through University Sport’;
‘Women’s Leadership in University Sport’;
‘University Sport and Academic Recognition’.

This Forum is a meeting point where, every two years, improvement and growth of University Sport is discussed in conferences and work sessions.
The FISU Forum 2010, organized by the Fundación Vigo en Deporte and supported by the Office of the Deputy Mayor, the City Council of Sports, the Spanish National Sports Council and the University of Vigo, will be held at the Caixanova Social Centre, the theatre and the auditorium of the Unviersity Campus in As Lagoas-Marcosende and the Caixanova Cultural Centre.

Spaghetti NEWS - FEDERAZIONE SAVATE ITALIA - New Savate organisation in Italy

Italian savate in FIKB and WFC?

Reppucci Massimiliano

Savate defense:
08th November 2009 in Vignole Borbera - Daniele, Uriel, Bryan and Stefano Secci,

Club SAVATE B.F.VAL BORBERA is in two organisations FIKB and FSI. They organise also interregional savate championship 2009. Does FSI represent FIS - Federation International Savate?

Mr. Mauro Boido Mr. Paolo Ferrari
Vignole Borbera Tel-339-6120878 / 331-3781005 (Alessandria)

On the other hand Geneve combat club organise an event on 6th of March 2010 seen on - WFC Italy (savate department)
with savate old picture and kickboxer in shoes called "New warriors TOURNAMENT revenge"
This discipline will be point fighting????

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

USA kickboxing ISKA

I really don't like kickboxing in any of its form. But the language and the sense of these letters written by Mr. Falsone shows totaly different people...

Ahh, America


After 40 years, I discover that the martial arts situation in the USA is, well… worse than ever (from my point of view, naturally), but constantly evolving.

by Ennio Falsoni

I grew up with the myth of cowboys, western movies and the blue-jacketed Northern Yankees against the gray coats from the Southern Federation. I dreamed of Arizona’s unlimited spaces, I saw the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon and the moonscapes on top of Hawaii’s volcanoes. I filled my eyes and soul with Manhattan’s skyscrapers, as well as those in Chicago, Denver and Miami. I loved the books of Henry Miller and Ernest Hemingway, the writers of the Beat Generation, and the poetry of Ezra Pound and Ferlinghetti. In other words, I have always been fascinated with American culture, possibly because I graduated in English Language and Literature from Milan’s Bocconi University.
In the USA I feel at home, as if I were in Italy to some extent, except for when I go to observe the martial arts situation.
Excluding 1968, the year in which I first visited California (Los Angeles and San Francisco) as a member of the European Karate team participating in the first World Shotokan Championships organized by Hidetaka Nishiyama (recently deceased), I have been traveling all over the United States for reasons connected to the activities of WAKO, the world federation I have been running since 1984. And every time I go to the USA, like it or not, I come across this or that “famous” person, or I go to see this or that highly touted tournament, and I am consistently deeply disappointed by the experience.
This time I was invited as guest of honor by none other than Mike Sawyer and Mark McCoy, the organizers of the most famous American tournament, the ISKA US OPEN, which for many years has been held at the Coronado Springs Resort (within Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida) during the Independence Day weekend, July 3-4. Since WAKO is by now the federation of worldwide kickboxing, they wanted to talk to me to hear my thoughts about possible common ground and cooperation between our federations. For me it was also an appealing opportunity to go and see, in the meantime, what the “competition” was doing, something that I usually never do.
ISKA is one of many organizations that populate the world of martial arts, and kickboxing in particular. Its history goes back many years and it is run by quality people (Mike Sawyer is a lawyer) who are competent (32 years of experience). In the past they were much more active than today in the professional side of kickboxing, in particular during the time when in Europe the organization was represented by Switzerland’s Olivier Muller, who knew what he was doing. Unfortunately, after ISKA had seemed to disappear from the scene in Europe, Austria’s Fritz Exenberger, the subject of much gossip, tried to bring it back to life, but with very little success from what we can see.
I’m familiar with Disney World because many years ago I organized the world karate championships of the organization I headed at the time, the WKO, which I later left when FIAM became FIKB and entered CONI (the Italian Olympic Committee). I organized those championships in the beautiful facility of the Walt Disney World Sports Center in collaboration with Joe Mirza, who is still the head of an important traditional Karate association. It was a good experience in some ways, but traumatic in others.
From Italy we think of Disney World as being a large place, but always by European standards. Instead, Disney World is an enormous area where anyone without his own means of transport is out of luck. The distances to cover between one place and another are incredible, and if you wait for public transport you are screwed. Coronado Springs Resort, where the ISKA US OPEN is held, is within this enormous amusement park. The accommodations are certainly superior to what our organizers usually offer, without doubt. But the venue where the competitions take place, here and in the rest of the United States, is the open space of the resort’s grand ballroom. By moving the mobile internal walls of the huge structure you have all the space you need to do whatever you want, from trade shows to conventions and martial arts tournaments.
The only problem is that the floor of the entire ballroom is flat and there are no grandstands to speak of. All the fighting areas, as many as 40, consist of 5 x 5 meter mats placed on the floor, except for the elevated musical forms stage which was to be the highlight of the final US OPEN show. Not surprisingly, once the matches started there was sheer mayhem with all the aficionados and families crowding around each ring, thus preventing everybody else from seeing the action. We were concerned about the unusual crowding around the fighting areas we witnessed during the 2008 Rimini FIKB Italian Championships. Well, in the USA this is the norm!
It was like a trip into the past. That’s the way it was 30 years ago and unfortunately it hasn’t changed at all. The other famous tournament “The Battle of Atlanta” is held at the Hyatt – another grand hotel – which means that in the USA it costs less to rent luxury hotels as venues for the tournaments rather than sports arenas since they are too big and expensive for martial arts.
However, what really struck me as odd was that during the US OPEN, as happens a bit in our own Karate tournaments, the lion’s share of the entire championship program was dedicated to katas and musical forms (the similarity stops with the name as their forms have very little in common with WAKO’s). In America the music is just a background, while in WAKO the form must be structured around the rhythm of the selected music. The 2000 competitors, who later became 3000 “entries”, since one individual can sign up for several weight categories and “divisions” or specialties (one guy enrolled in 11 different trials) so we had a total of 2000 forms! After a few hours of traditional katas, individual musical forms, and team forms (couples or trios), “synchronized” as they call them here, with or without music, with or without weapons of every sort, I just couldn’t take it anymore.
I started touring the various fighting areas, the only real opportunity to see something, due to the human barrier surrounding them. I saw urchins putting themselves to the test in point fighting, the second specialty of the US OPEN. There’s a division for every year starting from 5 year olds! It’s the classic American karate with hand and foot guards like in our semi-contact, plus the mandatory helmet, with the only difference being that all matches were contested up to 7 points. Every kick to the body or face was worth 2 points, every punch 1 point. The winner is the first to reach 7 points. I timed the duration of the matches and was flabbergasted: the average time for each match was a mere 55 seconds!!! Therefore, you finally reach the USA from all over the world – there were WAKO athletes from Ireland, South Africa, Hungary and Italy – you spend quite a lot of money for flight, lodging, food and entrance fees, and after only 55 seconds you are either still in or out and going back home.
We are accustomed to longer matches (Italian matches are 2 x 2 minute rounds, European and World championship matches are 3 x 2 minute rounds) that are completely different in nature. For this reason the Americans struggle when they come to our tournaments. It’s like a 400 meter sprinter entering a 1500 meter race. It’s another world!
For the record, the team matches were won by the American team of Raymond Daniels, who was my guest at our national training session in Cattolica about two years ago.
While I came to see the ISKA World Kickboxing Championships, I wound up observing only the “point fighting” and musical forms competitions as these two are the only specializations with something in common with our kickboxing. The rest was all Ju Jitsu, demo team, breaking boards, grappling, self defense, training with famous champions and Mixed Martial Arts. In fact, MMA is enjoying incredible development in this country thanks to the revenue from the UFC’s much-criticized “cage” matches on “pay per view”, to the point where they receive full-page coverage in newspapers, something that has never before happened for any other martial art. It made me think immediately of my old friend Michele Panfietti and his Martial Arts Marathon in Carrara. It’s the same big conglomeration, good for business, certainly, but as for the rest… I can do without the bright colored clothing of the judges, the guy who indicates points with hand signals and the wives and girlfriends of the various instructors who acted as timekeepers at the scorers table.
Anyway, over the last 30 years Mike Sawyer and Mike McCoy have been good at “selling” the US OPEN to the fans of that type of martial arts and attracting people and revenue.
As for me, I must say that it was another “experience”, and certainly not a new one. But the one thing that left me happy, if you will pardon my immodesty, is the certainty that WAKO has no competitors in the real world of kickboxing!
I invited the two Mikes to come to our next World Championships in Villach, Austria and Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy), so that they can see for themselves.
The drive back to Miami for the return flight home was brief and more pleasant than ever before.

Umek boxing club - Massimo Bardella

How to lift your leg and make basic tripping.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Strange fight in HD quality

Franck de Frontignan vs. Jeremy de Bedarieux - saturday 14th of November 2009 in Bedarieux.

Jose Guerreiro - savate teacher in Burela, Spain - region Galicia

Videos from European championship 2009, La Coruna, Spain.

Jose Guerreiro (Spain, Galicia) vs Luca Mljac(Slovenia)

Jose Guerreiro (Spain, Galicia) vs Nicolas Chiummiento(France)

Slow motion from Canada savate

Savate kickboxing tournament in Montreal. 14th of November 2009.

Carolo Trophy 2009 - Charleroi

Budget of 12.000 EUR? World is a stage ...

65-70 kg 5X2 min - LIXON ARNAUD (Belgium) vs BETTA ROBERTO (Italy)

56-60 kg 4X2 min - POLIZZI DAVID (Belgium) vs. BART JERRY (Belgium)

70-75 kg 5X2 min - CADENASSO FABRIZIO (Italy) vs DEBRABANDERE JOSE (Belgium)

Salem Assli - Jeet Koon Do in Cambridge on savate seminar

An early Savate Kickboxing seminar held for Cambridge University students, featuring Professor Salem Assli. The seminar took place in Parkside Gymnasium and was hosted by the Senior Coaches for Cambridge University Kickboxing Society at that time, Ollie Batts and Dr Julie Gabriel, from Cambridge Academy of Martial Arts® (founded 1989).
You can see also James Southwood in this video.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Nicolas Chiummiento

Savate club BFS CALAIS - link

Training in his club

9th and 10th of May - Tarbes, France - 1/4 finals of French savate technical championship. CHAMPIONNAT DE FRANCE TECHNIQUE.

Miguel Faria vs. Nicolas Chiummiento (Calais)

Nicolas and Mike, demonstration assaut fight in a club Wignehies.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Silambam variations

Kuthu Silavarisai by Sundaramurthy vathiyar in his backyard - Thuvakudi, Trichy.

Kadavul Vanakkam

Canne de combat - double canne

Pierre Marie Hunter and Frodo Van de Geuchte

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Interview with Stephane Doya

European championship and 9 savate medals for Serbia

Novosadske razglednice - RTV. Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia. Interview with savate fighters: Goran Bajsanski (man fighter) and Sandra Zekic (woman fighter). Report from La Coruna, Spain - European championship assaut 2009.

Another interview: Sprint, TV Apolo

Press conference - Savate Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia

Serbs - 10 competitors, 9 medals (4 gold (Zeljkovic, Bajsanski, Knezevic, Popadic) , 4 silver (Popovic, Gavrilovic, Odzic, Sivoljicki) , 1 bronze (Sandra Zekic)). Maja Odzic said that Croatian and Slovenian team didn't attend European championship 2009 beacuse of financial problems.

Yannis Racine (oldies and goldies)

Combat savate Yannis RACINE (Reunion) vs BOULATARES (Lille)

Combat Yannis RACINE demi finals French championship "honneur" 1996 savate:

World savate combat championship 1997 (won against fighter from Poland)

Yannis RACINE vs. Didier BRANCARD

Combat fight


France. Night of the champions 2008.

His club:

Savate club Rixheim

Regional savate championship, Lombardy, Italy

13th December 2009 in Milan, Italy. Ah look ACSI is also one of the contributors. And Mr. Ubaldo ...

Muaythai World Championship 2010

Two weeks to the biggest Muaythai World Championships ever staged

Over 1,500 athletes and officials will be travelling to Thailand to participate in the IFMA 2009 World Championships, held in honour of His Majesty the King's 82nd Birthday. These athletes will have a chance to compete for 11 direct entries to the 2010 SportAccord Combat Games, in which 13 world recognized martial arts will take part in this prestigious event.

The championships will be held at The Mall Ngamwongwan with the fights take place daily, from 14.00 - 21.00 hrs. Besides the competitions, there will also be a Muaythai Expo and Gala Dinner, leading up to the finals on December 5th which coincides with His Majesty the King's Birthday. The finals will be televised in over 180 countries with over 300,000 live audiences.

Universiade 2013 Kazan FISU and SAMBO

Kazan Progress Report

2013 SU Kazan, RUS

Marc Vandenplas gave the general update of the Kazan preparations and venues visits, recalling his meeting a couple of weeks ago where he met the Minister of Sports.

  1. badminton,
  2. beach volleyball,
  3. belt wrestling,
  4. boxing,
  5. chess,
  6. field hockey,
  7. rowing and kayak,
  8. rugby 7,
  9. sambo, (not yet FISU sport)
  10. shooting,
  11. synchronized swimming,
  12. weightlifting,

which were accepted by the FISU EC.

2009 EUSA Convention

When to start with savate competitions in EUSA? Big question for our savate international federation.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009
The 2009 EUSA Convention was organized from November 6th to 8th, 2009 in

Ljubljana, Slovenia. The aim of the convention was to give information and support to the organizers of the European Universities Championships (EUC) and to present them the new information system that will be in use from 2010 onwards.

The Convention was held in the main building of the University of Ljubljana. The EUSA President, Mr. Alberto Gualtieri welcomed 45 participants, the representatives from Organizing Committees of the 2010 EUC and the EUSA Technical Delegates.

During the Convention the representatives of EUSA, Mr. Matjaz Pecovnik, Secretary General and Mr. Adam Roczek, Sports Manager, gave a general briefing on the terms and conditions as well as on examples for best practice of organization of the European Universities Championships.

Mr. Haris Pavletic, the EUSA Medical Commission Chairman presented the Medical Regulations and Ms. Karolina Rohan, the EUSA Student Commission Vice-Chairwoman presented the Student Volunteer Program.

The main session concluded with the presentation of the new EUSA Information System. Mr. Gasper Markic from DSpot explained to the participants all the details on the project that includes the new EUSA Website, Internal Area, EUSA Community, On-line registration to the EUSA Events and to the Volunteer Program and Event management. The project, supported by FISU, is a big improvement in the management of the association and its events and was positively welcomed by all the participants.

The Convention continued with the presentation of the championships that will be held next year and continued with working sessions between the Technical Delegates and the representatives of the Organizing Committees of their respective sport in order to check all details of the organization.

The Convention concluded with the Technical Committee and Medical Commission Meetings.

EUSA Secretary-General Matjaz Pecovnik

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Savate League Provence 2009

League Provence, France - final combat savate fight
Freolich vs Thiell

Kickboxing superstar - Milan, Paladio

Not every kick is forbidden.

14 november, Milan, Italy.

Savate 5x2 min, Category kg.70
Pedro Sedarous (Netherland) vs Georgy Fernante (France)

kickboxing Cat. 72,500 kg
Goran Borovic (Croatia) vs Istvan Szucs (Hungary) 5x2 min
total - 14 minutes of fight


Savate Assaut European championship 2009 - La Coruna, Spain

In partnership with the Boxing Federation of Galicia, the FIS organized the European Savate Assaut Championships of 2009 in La Coruna in Spain.
ARRIVAL and Weigh-in : Thursday afternoon 12th November
Competition : Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November
DEPARTURE : Sunday morning 15th November
The internet registration website opened from Sunday 20th September until midnight on Sunday 18th October.

Miroslav Odzic (Serbia) vs. Spain - Galicia

Alvaro Sueiro (Galicia, Spain) vs. Miroslav Odzic (Serbia)

Sinisa Zeljkovic (Serbia) vs. France

Miroslav Odzic (Serbia) vs Johan Ghassiri(France) -65 kg
French had very difficult work against weird kickboxing tactique of his opponent. Linear moving forward and backward is not very typical for savate fighters. And very low knee without arme phase also at kicks.

Belgium vs. France (women)

Belgium vs. Spain (women)

Slovenia vs. France (women, -48 kg)

Mike Lambret(France) vs. Greece ...
Friendly Serb coach helps Greek competitor.

Victor (Spain) vs. (Germany) + 85 kg man

David Infantes (Spain) vs. James Southwood (Great Britain)

David Infantes (Spain) vs. Danilo Genovesse (Italy)

Victor Cosme (Spain) vs. Volker Bonisch (Germany)

Italy preparing:

Alvaro Sueiro (Galicia, Spain) vs. Croatia

Spain vs. ?


Cristophe Cornu - TV3 France - Club AS Quetigny

Report - La coruna TV:

Yannis RACINE (Reunion) vs Hadi BOUMOULA (France)

Finals - French championship 2001 savate boxe francaise:
Yannis RACINE (Reunion) vs Hadi BOUMOULA (France).

Boxer Rebellion - International martial arts club - SAVATE Bangkok, Thailand

Sukhumvit Suite Building, Unit No. 19/92, 11th floor, Sukhumvit Soi 13, BTS: Nana

Dominique Fontanarosa

Kickboxing (K1 / Savate), Western Boxing, Competitive Striking

Dominique is a former professional fighter. In Savate (French Kickboxing), he achieved a record of 76 wins and 6 losses; in 1993 he was crowned World Champion. In kickboxing, he lost only once in 27 bouts, and won both European And World Champion belts. In International boxing his record is 24 wins and 7 losses. In addition to being a great competitor, Dom is an experienced trainer who tailors instruction to the needs and attributes of each student.

Women's Savate Match at British Club Bangkok

Dominique Fontanarosa with his team. See this blog: Nancy Lapr

Polish University Sports Assosiation - 100 years

Is it time for savate in Poland?

The "Road to London" - AIBA - english boxing

AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu with British Olympics Minister Tessa
Jowell and former Minister for Sport Richard Caborn at the House of
Commons in London yesterday

At a reception organized at the House of Commons in London yesterday to recognise the achievements of amateur boxing and the contributions it makes towards Britain's sporting legacy, AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu introduced his "Road to London" initiative to prepare underprivileged boxers for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Among leading British politicians at the reception were Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell, Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe, former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott and Ed Balls, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families. Prime Minister Gordon Brown also provided a foreword to the meeting.
The "Road to London" initiative builds on the success of the "Road to Milan" program, organized prior to this year's AIBA World Championships, where over 100 boxers enjoyed three weeks of world-class training to prepare for a competition that they would have been unable to attend were it not for the financial support of AIBA.
The "Road to London" will follow the same concept, with 10 of the participating boxers from Milan already lined up to benefit from the new training programme in the run-up to the 2011 AIBA World Championships in Busan, Korea. This will be the first qualifying event for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Using continental quotas, a total of 80 additional boxers will then be selected for further training ahead of their respective continental qualifying tournaments for the Olympics.
The Olympic qualifiers can then look forward to a training camp in Britain prior to the Games, which will be organized by AIBA in cooperation with the British Amateur Boxing Association and with government support.
President Wu also took the opportunity in London to explain the reforms that have taken place within AIBA during the three years of his Presidency, as well as some of the other principal projects AIBA is involved in including the World Series of Boxing (WSB).
"AIBA will leave London with a lasting legacy in three areas," he said.
"Firstly the Road to London program; secondly, women's boxing will make its Olympic debut in London; and thirdly WSB will pave the way for professional boxers to take part in the Olympic Games for the very first time."
In England, the number of members of registered boxing clubs has risen from just over 7,000 in 2005 to more than 19,000 in 2009, in the same period the number of schools offering non-contact boxing has risen from 20 to more than 1,500 and the number of registered female boxers in Great Britain has risen from 70 to more than 700.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown said in his foreword: "These are real and meaningful achievements and taken together present a resounding endorsement for the work being done by the thousands of people involved in boxing across the length and breadth of the country.
"They show the power of sport to make a positive contribution to society and illustrate why amateur boxing is at the forefront of our efforts to create a lasting sporting legacy for Great Britain."

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Canne de combat - Brigades de truffe - Bordeaux

Principles of inertia. Nice.

Boxe francaise Baston

Winner AS Orly. Combat, but some shine bones ...

Savate club Riaille , Brem sur Mer, France

Combat 7th of November - fighters: Richard, Pierre.

Golden league 2009 - november - and Mammeli savate

Jean Ingrato - savate Italy - judge

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Silambam Nilaikalakki - demonstration Little Penang

Look this beautiful manipulation of a weapon.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Knockout martial art and combat sport newspaper

Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, (Slovenia) reports about first edition of martial art and combat sport newspaper called KNOCKOUT.
Unfortunatelly this website and newspaper just shows how savate is alive in ex-Yugoslavia region.〈=hr

Ring rules 2009 - 20th November, Borovic and La Notte

While savate assaut fighters play our savate amateur AGFIS/GAISF naive game of promoting savate sport with massive visiting of the holly land of Spain - Coruna ... our "premiere savate" fighters take care about some other more important things.
Do they breathe with savate as one?
Viva la savate... and money.

  1. Iulian Imeri
  2. Marco Biondi
  3. Pier Dagri
  4. Alex Schlosser
  5. Silvia la Notte - 46 fights, 37 victories, 6 losses, 3 draws, 9 ko, World champion 51kg in savate - Bruxelles 2003 FIS, European champion 48kg in savate Plescop 2008 FIS
  6. Perla Bragagnolo
  7. Mikel Colaj
  8. Ibrahim Konate
  9. Bernardo Serrini
  10. Davide Garavaglia
  11. Armen Petrosian
  12. Goran Borovic
  13. Kaopon Lek
Iulian Imeri Vs Marco Biondi winner Iulian Imeri
Pier Dagri Vs Alex Schlosser winner Alex Schlosser
Bernardo Serrini Vs Davide Garavaglia winner Bernardo Serrini
Ibrahim Konate Vs Mikel Colaj winner Ibrahim Konate
Rutigliano Vs Silvia la Notte winner Silvia la Notte

Armen Petrosian Vs Goran Borovic winner Armen Petrosian

Kaopon Lek Vs Sidi Dialo winner Kaopon Lek withKO

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