Monday, December 26, 2011

IOC: Mediterranean games without savate?

Is savate Mediterranean sport? YES OF COURSE. THE MOST TYPICAL OF ALL fighting sports. But why we don't see savate - boxe francaise on Mediterranean games?
Karate was part of these games and wu-shu kung fu (was there enough Chinese influence in Mediterranean culture and sports last centuries?).

23 countries (near Mediterranean see)(San Marino, Monaco, Malta, Cyprus, Andorra...)

28 sports - (fighting: karate, judo, boxing, wrestling)

Savate Mediterranean games (not official ones) 2004, Toulouse, FRANCE
Issa Barhoumi (Tunisisa) vs Luka Habek (Croatia)



Marsin 2013 games: (strange website):

FRANCE: Canne de combat - demonstration

Benjamin Latt - Schiltigheim

FRANCE: Police gala Montauban 10 september 2011

Francois Rios - Technical Savate Director of French Police

Reception Equipe de France Boxe Savate Police Montauban

Interview with Laurent CRIBIER trainer of France Savate Police team





1st combat ELODIE DUPRES (Bordeaux) vs LESLIE FONTAINE (Impact Aquitaine)

There was also Stephane Doya.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

FRANCE: Saint Fons Gerland - SFG savate

FIS: World combat championship 2011 - Cindy Demarle VS Annukka Volotinen - finals

Cindy Demarle (FRANCE) VS Annukka Volotinen (FINLAND)

Cambrai, France 17th of December 2011

EUSA - FISU: 1st Boxing european university cup 2011 - EUSA patronage

Probably AIBA will try to include boxing among 2013 European university championships - EUSA


Moscow, Russian Federation: December 10-15, 2011

International European Student Boxing Tournament took place in Moscow December 10-15, 2011. 75 participants from 16 countries took part in the competitions.
Participants came from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Sweden and Ukraine.

The event was organized by the Russian Students Boxing Federation, Russian Boxing Federation, Boxing Development Centre Alexey Kiselev and Russian Students Sport Union (RSSU) under the patronage of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) and European Boxing Confederation.

Boxing tournament

Tournament program consisted of the competitions in 10 weight categories 49kg, 52 kg, 56 kg, 60 kg, 64 kg, 69 kg, 75 kg, 81 kg, 91 kg, +91 kg. The Organizers did their best to provide very high level of the competitions, create great athletes-friendly environment during the tournament and fully succeeded in their efforts.

Venue: Crocus City Hall

Athletes, coaches, referees, volunteers, guests and many more people involved in the preparation of the tournament expressed their praise for high quality of the organization of the event. The tournament took place in modern multifunctional sports and exhibition complex Crocus City Hall which had the accommodation, catering and sports venue in closest proximity under one roof. The venue met all demands for organization of the international tournaments ensuring high standard of the competitions.

Award ceremony, with Mr Matytsin and other guests of honour

The event was attended by EUSA vice president, Russian Students Sport Union president Oleg Matytsin, Russian Students Boxing Federation president Nurulla Sattarov, Russian Boxing Federation 1st vice president Andrey Danko, Russian Boxing Federation executive director Evgeny Sudakov, honorary president of the Russian Boxing Federation Anatoly Bykov. Many famous Russian Athletes - Olympic and world champions were honorary guests of the tournament - among them were Alexandr Lebzyak, Shamil Sabirov, Vyacheslav Yanovskiy, Evgeny Makarenko, Raimkul Malakhbekov, Kamil Djamaludinov, Victor Ulyanich, Petr Galkin, Andrey Mishin, Valery Abajan, Vladimir Sozinov, Alexandr Leonov and other guests.

Gold winners per category:

49 kg: Magomed IBIEV, RUS

52 kg: Dmitry SOTNIKOV, RUS

56 kg: Grigoriy NIKOLAYCHUK, RUS

60 kg: Viktor BATALOV, RUS

64 kg: Ruslan URICH, RUS

69 kg: Tomasz KOT, POL

75 kg: Alexander GANZULYA, UKR

81 kg: Tagir PIRDAMOV, RUS

91 kg: Alexander KARAKAZYAN, RUS



HISTORY: Richard Sylla (France) Vs Lucien Carbin (Netherland)

Legendary fight where by my opinion the best savate fighter of all times Richard Sylla represented true savate during all fight with his woody opponent Carbin. This was the fight beetwen savate - boxe francaise and new composed and to Europe imported and newly created Muay thai sport. Lucien now prepares MMA and K1 fighters and Sylla is still in love with savate. Hat off to Richard. Real savate hero. If there would be a savate museum of all boxe francaise legends there will certainly be a great place for a fighter who gave everything to our sport savate Richard Sylla.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

WAKO - kickboxing: Montenegro fights before European savate championship 2012

Splendid Grand Prix Budva 2011 Montenegro

Aleksandar Topic (Serbia) vs Goran Borovic (Croatia) - Low Kick -72 kg

Strugar (Montenegro) vs Ahagan (France) - Wako Pro Low Kick -88,6 kg

HISTORY: Richard Sylla Vs Saito

Kickboxing bout - Richard Sylla Vs Saito

CROATIA: National assaut savate championship 2011 - french boxing

In Donja Stubica, 11th of December 2011 was held the National assaut savate championship 2011 - french boxing for juniors and seniors in savate, discipline assaut. Competition results are as follows:


-55 Kg
Dario Borosa; SK Stubica, D. Stubica - first place
Nikola Pustak, SK Stubica, D. Stubica - second place

-65 Kg
Luka Leskovic; SK Stubica, D. Stubica - first place
Drvoderic Bruno, SK Omega, Varazdin - second place

-70 Kg
Slaven Ivic, SK Omega, Varazdin - first place
Silvije Kebet; SK Stubica, D. Stubica - second place

-75 Kg
Ivan Bijader; SK Kraljevec, Zagreb - first place
Lovro Kovacic; SK Stubica, D. Stubica - second place

+85 Kg
Gruic Joseph, SK Kraljevec, Zagreb - disqualification
Roko Skarica; SK Omega, Varazdin - disqualification


-70 Kg
Mario Jantolek; SK Kobra, M. Bistrica - first place
Ivica Babic, SK Kobra, M. Bistrica - second place

-75 Kg
Valentino Blazinic; SK Stubica, D. Stubica - first place
Andreas Novak, SK Omega, Varaždin - second place

-80 Kg
Zdenko Mirt, SK Stubica, D. Stubica - first place
Ivica Bosak, SK Stubica, D. Stubica - second place

-85 Kg
Marko Gospocic; SK Stubica, D. Stubica - first place
Tomislav Samec; SK Stubica, D. Stubica - second place

+85 Kg
Zoran Miletic, SK Stubica, D. Stubica - first place
Silvio Horvat, SK Omega Gym, Kneginec - second place

Friday, December 16, 2011

University Sport - SERBIA: University men savate championship 2011, Nis

Students of:
Novi Sad

competed University men savate championship 2011, Nis, Serbia.

The best fighters were students of Savate boks club "Ruma" and Savate club "Goran Ostojic" - Belgrade.
1st University men savate championship - Novi Sad
2nd University men savate championship - Zrenjanin
3rd University men savate championship - Belgrade
4th University men savate championship - Nis

Winners of University men savate championship Serbia 2011 are candidates for a World university savate championship 2012 (FISU).

Maybe the best answers could be find at the representatives of SAVATE CT FISU
2010-2011 Alexandre Walnier (BEL)
2011-2015 Jurij Obreza (SLO)

All in all - Serbian savate federation is strong savate federation. It works very good and all activities in university savate sport are more than welcome. So all the best to Serbian savate.

Results of Serbian 4th University assaut Savate Championships:

First - Marko Ruzic - Belgrade, Faculty of Sport and fizz. education, Belgrade
Second - Mihajlo Zivkovic - Belgrade, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Belgrade

First - Miroslav Belosevic - Ruma, Higher Railroad School, Belgrade
Second - Mark Nenadic - Belgrade, Belgrade Flight school
Third - Darko Grujic - Ruma, Higher Agricultural School, Sabac

First - Milos Vijuk - Ruma, Novi Sad Faculty of Economics
Second - Stanko Lucic - Belgrade, Belgrade University

First - Nikola Cukic - Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Belgrade
Second - Filip Crnogorac - Belgrade, Belgrade Faculty of Security
Third - Nemanja Reljin - Belgrade, Zemun College Medical School

+82 Kg:
First - Alexander Jurisic - Ruma, Faculty of business Novi Sad
Second - Marko Susa - Belgrade, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, Belgrade
Third - Milos Popovic - Nis, Nis Faculty of Electronic Engineering
Third - Milan Milosevic - Nis, Faculty of Law, Nis


ARMENIA: Boris Sargsyan Vs. Artur Gevorgyan

Savate masis club

SACG: SportAccord World Combat Games 2013

SportAccord World Combat Games will be held from 19 to 26 October 2013. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for 18 October.

Various competitions may take place in the Ice Palace of St. Petersburg, a indoor multi-purpose complex that can accommodate more than 12 000 spectators. The Palace was specifically build for the Ice Hockey World Championships in St. Petersburg in 2000.

The selection of athletes for the SportAccord World Combat Games will be based on international rankings and results of in international championships. At the same time, it is the objective to have athletes from all over the world participating. The actual number of athletes will depend on the specific selection criteria set by each International Federation. The average will 80 athletes.

Organisation: Russian Union of Martial Arts

CROATIA University sport: Waiting for savate

Croatia is a strong sport nation with several university centers. The biggest is Zagreb - University (the capital of Croatia)

FRANCE: Melun savate preparations

Children at work. Nice job trainer.

MONTENEGRO: Full contact club Babol

Full contact club Babol - intro

Zeljko Baljevic talking very positive about savate introducing european history of french boxing. Thank you Zeljko.

Montenegro will organise also Savate combat european championship 2012.

MUAY THAI: Buffalo Girls

30.000 children love their parents.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

POLAND: AZS - TV launched

Is this the opportunity to promote savate on university level in Poland?

WARSZAWA – The 25th of November 2011 was a critical moment for the Polish University Sport Association (AZS) – that day came into operation the first TV station in AZS – AZStv.
Till now the Polish Association promoted its activities on AZS clubs websites, in monthly magazine “University Sports Review”, and in recent years on its site. Now to all these media, television has been added. It has been working only for few days now, so it’s too early to estimate its effectiveness, but surely AZS entered a new era thanks to AZStv.
The idea of creating a television channel was born among two members of the AZS club from Opole: Tomasz Wrobel and Tomasz Zajaczkowski. When AZS activists were looking for a new method to voice the AZS work, it turned out that television (especially internet television) today is one of the most popular tools of selling information to the general public. “Nowadays people read less, because it takes time. They prefer to see information compounds as good made short films, with an interesting, funny comment. Information served in such manner reaches the audience easier and faster than prepared in any other method.” – says Tomasz Wrobel.
The preparations of the TV Channel took a year. The guys with their heads full of concepts had a lot of work during the preparatory year – everything was done and funded by them. They worked out plans and assumptions of the TV, created a logo, built a web page and prepared some trial materials. Camera operator and editor, Przemyslaw Nikiel turned out a big support for the TV. He joined the TV staff and now is responsible for the technical preparations of AZStv. The forth member of the staff is the mysterious „Kuguar” (his/her identity and role in AZStv are still unknown).
The young journalists don’t intend to work alone. They look for a co-operation with the AZS members and clubs. It is possible that we will see the effects of the cooperation soon. Short after a debut of the TV Channel, AZS clubs and environments consider to air their films, materials or prepare new programs for the first TV station within the Association.
What kind of materials we will see on AZStv? First of all, information about AZS activities. During the academic year, the Association organizes Polish University Championships in a dozen disciplines and several other smaller and bigger sport events, conferences and trainings. “AZStv is a good opportunity to reveal AZS from the inside. We would like to promote innovative things, initiatives in our Association, we’re not afraid to raise tough subjects. And because we like to surprise our viewers, don’t be astonished when we catch you with a camera somewhere unexpectedly at 7 o’clock a.m.”, Tomasz explained.
Although AZStv has just started, the TV staff already thinks about the future. “It will be perfect when every region ofPoland, where the AZS exists, has its own TV staff with young journalists, who will prepare films and programs for AZStv. It could be a very good start to a career in professional media for young people. In the future we also plan to do reports from international competitions and make programs in different languages.”
AZStv started its activities successfully. During the first days of working, its website registered around 3,000 viewers and this number still goes up. A good sign!

MUSIC: Niagara in France?

but not Niagara Falls ... and not Nicola Tesla inventions ... but invention of Niagara music.

Niagara - Pendant Que Les Champs Brûlent by umusic

a little of fighting

Niagara - Psychotrope by niagara-officiel

SWITZERLAND: Richard Screiber, Savate club Morges

Loick vs. Joao

Friday, December 09, 2011

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Herbalife: Barbara Bardina savate?

Barbara Bardina said that she is savate champion? But does anybody know her?
In this blog we don't have any information about Barbara Bardina in savate?
And she uses savate to promote Herbalife products?

RUSSIA: Moscow 2011, Savate in a Sport Accord competition for the 1st time - preparations

Thank you Jerome Huon.

FRANCE: Interclubs tournament Ambazac 2011 and young Dylan and Lucas

Congratulations Dylan and Lucas.

FRANCE: KO in savate and english boxing


Violent KO - Deborah - Savate club IPSO Valence(26) -finals - France espoir combat saturday - 3th of December 2011 in Salle Vallier, Marseille(13), France.

Anne Sophie Mathis (France) vs Holly Holm (USA) - professional english boxing


whole fight

American coach didn't throw a towel... but anyway is it normal for women to be exposed to injuries like that?

FRANCE: Elodie Bermudez - combat

Elodie Bermudez, Toulouse (- 48kg) preparation for combat - Boxe me Baby, documentary film of Nicolas Gaillard.

FISav: Kuyruk (FRA) vs. Simunec (CRO) - World combat championship - finals 2011, Vandoeuvre, FRANCE

Ozkan Kuyruk (FRANCE) vs. Predrag Simunec (CROATIA)

Simunec - world champion 2011.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

FRANCE: Savate club Montreuil

Nice video, nice promotion.

CROATIA: Savate club Garesnica

This year happend so fast, but in a very short time this activities will be supported by the FISav and all the federations in exYugoslav region.
Thank you Garesnica.

FRANCE:Canne de combat ASCA instructions

Thank you ACSA for all this videos:


Zones de touche


Lateral exterieur

Lateral croise




Croise tete

Croise bas


FRANCE: Canne de combat - learning and fighting

Thursday, December 01, 2011

FIS: WC 2011 combat - finals Illkirch, Strasbourg, France

I really don't know why Eurosport don't cover fights on a technical and tactical level like this fight was. Both fighters congratulations.

Frederic Heini (FRA) vs. Agron Preteni (FRA) +85 kg

And the super Yannick in action ...

Yannick Foeller (FRA) vs. Jose Debrabandere (BEL)

FRANCE: Young Malcolm

Young talented french fighters on an early combat tecnical preparations.

FRANCE: Savate defence ADAC Robert Paturel 2011

Seminar ADAC with Robert PATUREL - Boxe de Rue organisation - ASGAM 13th of November 2011 in MACON, France.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

AIBA boxing: APB logo unveiled

Less than four months after the AIBA Professional Boxing Program (APB) was launched, AIBA is very pleased to disclose the official logo of APB.

Opening the 2011 AIBA Annual Awards Ceremony, AIBA President, Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu unveiled the APB logo in front of delegates from the National Federations who participated in the Olympic Boxing Test Event this week.

"After the launch of APB was officially announced in Astana on 1 August 2011, this is another historic moment in the development of the Program. I truly believe this is a crucial time for our sport with the London 2012 Olympic Games just around the corner. With the support of our National Federations, AIBA has to become the ultimate responsible body for the boxers' entire careers, from grassroots to amateur and all the way through to the professional ranks. APB is the final piece of the jigsaw for AIBA's vision in achieving this. I look forward to shortly being able to reveal the first boxers signed up to APB", stated President Wu.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

HISTORY: Savate 1947

A Post World War 2, and well into the First Indochina War, Era Savate match.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

FRANCE: Did you arrange it?

Good techinicians, probably good fighters but there are some mistakes in afight which can be traced only in arranged fights.

AIBA: World Boxing Championships, Baku, Azerbaijan

The international programme "Eye on Sport" featured the recent World Boxing Championships, held in Baku, Azerbaijan. On the sidelines, another bout unfolded as British media made unsubstantiated allegations of fight fixing.

AIBA: Professional boxing manager - wannabe

Job Description for Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the AIBA Professional Boxing (APB)

AIBA is pleased to advertise that it is seeking candidatures for the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the AIBA Professional Boxing (APB) Program.
After the announcement of the launch of APB on August 1, AIBA established an interim office registered in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the same location as the AIBA Headquarters. We are now in a process of developing the APB Initiative in partnership with a major consulting company in order to be fully prepared for the official start of the APB Program.
As a result, we seek to find a COO for APB to start with immediate effect. We hope that the opportunity of working as part of the global boxing family will generate a maximum of interest. For full details of the job description and the relevant requirements for the position, please see below.

  • Report to CEO on any issues related to APB HQs Office administration and operation of APB programs
  • Responsible for day to day management of APB HQs Office Annual budget development
  • Business Plan Development and Implementation
  • Responsible for all competition related issues including the development of Technical and Competition Rules
  • Responsible for managing all stakeholders including boxers, coaches, R&Js, supervisors, ringside doctors, etc.
  • An excellent reputation as a trustworthy person
  • Knowledge of sporting rules & regulations and the international sports environment
  • Experience in the organization of international events
  • Proven leadership skills, including in stressful and multi-stakeholder environments
  • Experience in the management of a start-up company would be an advantage
  • Experience in budget preparation and implementation
  • Excellent business understanding
  • International working experience
  • Fluency in English, good knowledge of any of Spanish, Russian, French or German is a plus
  • Computer literate
  • Good experience in the field of boxing will be great advantage

  • Salary: Competitive
Contact email:

Monday, November 21, 2011

FRANCE: Paris International 2011, Yacine

Yacine - The decision maker. Think about savate as a tactical game.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WAKO: Eva Halasi and Melissa Quelfennec - World kickboxing championship 2011, Skopje, Macedonia

In savate world we know Eva Halasi from combat savate championships - watch ---> 3:02

and Melissa Quelfennec (heavier one) from a FISU - World university savate championship 2010 in Nantes, France - watch ---> 8:28

WAKO: World kickboxing championship 2011, Skopje, Macedonia

Kick that ITF taekwondo ass. Taekwondo girl simulated KO. Congratulations Djibrine.
--> 3:48 forward

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

WAKO kickboxing: Djibrine Fall Telemaque FFSCDA french savate light contact kickboxing WAKO selector

Trainer of kickboxing french team Djibrine Fall Telemaque - savateur also active in French savate federation and the one who delivered medals on a World savate assaut championship 2011 in Paris, France.

And now who can say that International savate federation structures are not connected with Kickboxing WAKO structures. And all the mess we observe in Italy is produced - IN FRANCE.

Monday, November 07, 2011

FILM - savate: Les Enfants du Paradis - 1943 - Le cabaret du Rouge-Gorge

Les Enfants du Paradis - 1943 - Le cabaret du Rouge-Gorge

Baptiste, Garance, Lacenaire and Avril in cabaret Rouge-Gorge. Baptiste Deburau (J. L. Barrault) - J. Janin, specialist of savate - baton, la canne and french boxing ...

FRANCE: Savate forme - pilates

Stage, Aero Latino Savate forme Pilates with Florence Leccese 05 and 06 November 2011 in Saint Andre de Cubzac.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

BOXING: Manny Pacquiao - Skinny bomber


Manny Pacquiao, is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. He is an eight-division world champion, the first boxer in history to win ten world titles in eight different weight divisions. He is also the first boxer in history to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000's by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). He is also a three-time BWAA and The Ring "Fighter of the Year" in 2006, 2008 and 2009.

and talented singer :)

ITALY, GENOA: Water, troubles, debth

Italy is sinking in a big political crisis with a debth of 1.800,00 billion euro -(1. 800. 000. 000, 00 EUR) and Genoa in a water - where FISav had European savate championship 2011 and where WAPSAC was created as the first world savate professional federation.

RUSSIA: No SAVATE on a student festival - there was SAMBO

sambo "young" student fighters

The 3rd annual Russian University Sports Festival was held in Chelyabinsk on October 3-7th, 2011. More than 500 students from 50 Russian universities from 25 regions of the Russian Federation took part in the Festival.

The event was organized by the Russian Students Sport Union (RSSU), Ministry of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy of the Russian Federation, with the support from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Chelyabinsk region.
Festival programs consisted of the following sports: badminton, table tennis, athletics, street basketball, sambo, taekwondo, aerobics. Also the second consecutive year in the framework of the Festival, the Quiz on knowledge of history of sports and Olympic movement was conducted among the participants.
The opening ceremony was attended by Vice-chairman of Chelyabinsk region Legislative Assembly, Minister of physical education, sport and tourism of the Chelyabinsk Region, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, rector of the Ural State University of Physical Education, professor, vice-president of the Russian Students Sport Union Leonid Kulikov.The Organizers did their best to make this significant sports and cultural event memorable and to create friendly and comfortable environment for the participants and they succeeded in reaching these aims.
In the framework of the Festival All-Russian sports science conference took place on October 5-7th, 2011. The main theme of the Conference was “Actual problems and tendencies of university sports development in the Russian Federation”. More than 150 sports specialists from 28 cities of the Russian Federation and also from Ukraine and Kazakhstan took part in the event.Mr Oleg Matytsin - RSSU President, EUSA Vice-President and FISU 1st Vice-President, made the presentation on the theme “Tendencies of international university sports development”. The participant of the Conference could attend several sport science seminars and workshops and use this great opportunity to share their experience and exchange views and ideas on university sports development in different regions of the Russian Federation.
The Closing Ceremony of the Festival was held on October 7th, 2011. During the spectacular Ceremony highlighted by the performances of Chelyabinsk best artists and show groups trophies and awards were presented to the participants. The rectors of the participating universities and the governors of the regions of the Russian Federations participating in the event received the letters of gratitude from the Governor of the Chelyabinsk region. A party followed after the closing ceremony ended.

TURKEY: No savate in Turkish university sport federation

Turkish Sport Federations that cooperate wit Turkish student sport federation. - NO SAVATE FEDERATION.

World university student championships (Turkey students participation) - NO SAVATE

National student/university championship - NO SAVATE

but you can find Muay Thai national student championship? Is Muay thai FISU sport? NO. Congratulations to stabil FISU structures. :)

Thursday, November 03, 2011

FILM: Ardechois coeur fidele - 1974

Fighting with canne, and batons - film: Ardechois coeur fidele - 1974

Kick-Thai: IFMA and WAKO building a bridge in Italy

(Second from the left) Ennio Falsoni (WAKO kickboxing/FIKBMS) and (third from the left) Davide Carlot (IFMA Muay Thai / FIMT) and their representatives Diego Calzolari e Marco Ceriani FIKBMS and Mauro Bassetti FIMT talked about reunification in ONE federation - probably called FIKBMS (kickboxing).

They want to unite all fighters in one competition system in this calendar year and prepare them for European championship IFMA 2012 in Ucraine and World championship IFMA 2012 in Russia.

This two sports - so different in its essence - and so rich in its tradition - one american and the other thai finally found that ... they have the same inetersts.

Group SKS365 is registered company (probably in) Innsbruck (Austria) and operate as a website "planetwin 365"is a new sponsor of FIKBMS/WAKO kickboxing.
Gambling, sport betting, ... future of the sport

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Martial arts: London Open 2nd & 3rd June 2012 – 9am-6pm
  1. Karate
  2. Taekwondo
  3. Fencing
  4. Chi Sau
  5. Amateur MMA
  6. BJJ
  7. NO GI
  8. Judo
  9. Capoeira Campeonato
  10. Kurash
  11. WuShu
  12. Freestyle
  13. Wrestling
  14. Escrima
  15. BTC Team Championships
Where did we miss savate in UK, London?

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

SAVATE: Film - Les Mysteres de Paris - 1962

A little of savate (kicks, punches, canne strikes).

Sunday, October 30, 2011

AIBA boxing: Is contact pugilism in troubles?


Boxing Participation by Children and Adolescents
Pediatrics 2011;128;617; originally published online August 28, 2011;
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-1165

Thousands of boys and girls younger than 19 years participate in boxing in North America. Although boxing provides benefits for participants, including exercise, self-discipline, and self-confidence, the sport of boxing encourages and rewards deliberate blows to the head and face. Participants in boxing are at risk of head, face, and neck injuries, including chronic and even fatal neurologic injuries.
Concussions are one of the most common injuries that occur with boxing. Because of the risk of head and facial injuries, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Paediatric Society oppose boxing as a sport for children and adolescents. These organizations recommend that physicians vigorously oppose boxing in youth and encourage patients to participate in alternative sports in which intentional head blows are not central to the sport. Pediatrics 2011; 128:617–623

Amateur or Olympic-style boxing is a collision sport that is won on the basis of the number of clean punches landed successfully on an opponent’s head and body (Appendix).1,2 A match is won outright if an opponent is knocked out. Participants in boxing are at risk of serious neurologic and facial injuries.3–7 Despite these potential dangers, thousands of boys and girls participate in boxing in North America. In 2008, more than 18 000 youths younger than 19 years were registered with USA Boxing (Lynette Smith, USA Boxing, written communication, August 2009).
The societal debate regarding boxing has raged for decades. Many authors and medical organizations have called for boxing to be banned (Table 1), citing medical, ethical, legal, and moral arguments. Others state that participants should be allowed to make autonomous decisions about participation and that the role of the medical profession should be restricted to the provision of injury care, advice, and information only. Supporters of amateur boxing state that the sport is beneficial to participants by providing exercise, self-discipline, self-confidence, character development, structure, work ethic, and friendships. For some disadvantaged youth, boxing is a preferential alternative to gangrelated activity, providing supervision, structure, and goals. The overall risk of injury in amateur boxing seems to be lower than in some other collision sports such as football, ice hockey, wrestling, and soccer. However, unlike these other collision sports, boxing encourages and rewards direct blows to the head and face. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Paediatric Society oppose boxing and, in particular, discourage participation by children and adolescents.

Data are limited on injuries that result from boxing in children and adolescents. National organizations, such as Boxing Canada and USA Boxing, do not keep data on the participation or injury rates of their members. Some data on boxing injuries in children are available from the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program database, maintained by the Public Health Agency of Canada. This database includes data collected from 15 hospitals across Canada, including 10 children’s hospitals. From 1990 to 2007, the prevalence of injury from combat sports requiring admission to a hospital was highest for boxing (4.8%),17 which compares with admission rates of 3.6% for judo, 3.1% for karate, and 2.9% for wrestling.17 Of those hospitalized for injuries from boxing, 58% had facial fractures and 25% sustained closed head injuries. There was a significant increase in the overall number of injuries from 1999–2007 (16.4 in 100 000), compared with 1990–1998 (11.4 in 100 000). Sixty-eight percent of these injuries occurred during sparring and competition; the remainder occurred during training. Of the 273 injured boxing athletes reported in the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program database, fewer than 1% were 5 to 9 years of age, 29.3% were 10 to 14 years of age, 39.2% were 15 to 18 years of age, and 30.8% were 19 years of age or older. The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) contained reports of 1263 boxing-related injuries in children and adolescents 5 to 14 years of age and 8082 in adolescents and adults 15 to 24 years of age in the United States in 2007. The types and severity of injuries were not delineated. Published injury data in amateur boxing (youth and adult participants) do not distinguish injuries according to age, so it is difficult to delineate injuries that specifically affected children and adolescents. Most injuries in boxing, both amateur and professional, occur during competition (57%), compared with training (43%). The authors of 1 cohort study reported an injury rate of 1.0 injury per 1000 hours of participation for amateur boxers (15.1–37.1 years of age).4 This rate is actually lower than reported high school athlete injury rates of 4.4 per 1000 athlete-exposures in football, 2.5 in wrestling, and 2.4 in soccer.16 Intentional facial and head injuries, however, are more frequent in boxing. Types of Injuries The most common injuries in boxing are to the head, face, and neck regions. One prospective cohort study documented that more than 70% of injuries in amateur (average age: 23.7 years) and professional boxers were to the head. Concussion was the most common injury (33%), followed by open wounds/lacerations/cuts (29%) and fractures (19%).4 The eyebrow and nose were other common sites of injury (19% each). Most injuries to the eye region were lacerations/cuts, although conjunctival, corneal, lenticular, vitreal, ocular papilla, and retinal lesions were also reported. Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program data are similar; one-third of the reported injuries affected the head, face, and neck regions, and almost half of the injuries occurred in the upper extremity (Table 2). Brain injury is the most significant risk associated with boxing, and acute subdural hematoma is the most common cause of death in amateur and professional boxers. Between 1918 and 1997, 659 deaths from boxing have occurred, all from catastrophic brain injury. There is evidence that amateur boxers are at risk of structural brain injuries, cognitive abnormalities, and neurologic deficits from the sport. One study of 14 amateur boxers revealed elevated levels of cerebrospinal fluid biochemical markers from neuronal and astroglial injury after bouts.21 Significant increases in levels of these
markers were associated with multiple or high-impact hits to the head. In addition, new MRI techniques have revealed structural brain abnormalities in boxers, including microhemorrhages.
Furthermore, electroencephalography studies have found a significantly higher incidence of abnormalities among retired amateur boxers compared with active soccer players and track-and-field athletes. There is also evidence of diminished neurocognitive functioning on neuropsychological tests in amateur boxers without concussions despite the use of headgear.The long-term significance of these findings is yet to be determined. Concussions Concussions in sport are a significant public health concern, and they occur frequently in boxing.4,7,20,25 The exact incidence of concussion in children and adolescents participating in boxing has not been published, because studies of amateur boxers do not separate data according to age. However, reports of concussions in amateur boxing range from 6.5% to 51.6% of all injuries. The authors of 1 study of amateur boxers (older than 16 years) reported that more than half of all injuries sustained in competition were concussions (51.6%), and the incidence was 11.4 concussions per 1000 boxing exposures.5,20 A prospective cohort study of amateur and professional boxers revealed that 33% of all injuries were concussions. Another source cited a concussion rate in amateur boxing (age not specified) of 0.58 per 100 athlete-exposures, compared with 0.28 in hockey (males 5–17 years old) and 0.38 in high school rugby. Yet another study of amateur boxers (median age: 22 years) documented
that 13% of matches ended because of concussions. Concussions are particularly concerning in children and adolescents, because there is evidence that a child’s brain is more vulnerable to injury and that recovery from concussion is prolonged when compared with adults.A prospective case-control study comparing neurocognitive recovery after concussion in high school (aged 14 –18 years) and college (aged 17–25 years) football and soccer athletes found that high school athletes had more prolonged memory dysfunction. Neuropsychological test values were significantly lower in concussed high school athletes than age-matched controls 7 days after injury, whereas college athletes recovered within 3 days after injury. Another prospective case-control study in high school athletes with concussion demonstrated memory impairment up to 10 days after injury. These findings can be extrapolated to young boxers, which suggests that they may take up to 10 days (or longer) to recover from concussions. Return-to-play (RTP) guidelines after sport-related concussions is a particular area of controversy. The most recent guidelines proposed by the Concussion in Sport Group, and endorsed by both the American Academy of Pediatrics and Canadian Paediatric Society, recommend that an athlete who has sustained a concussion rest, both physically and cognitively, until the symptoms of concussion have resolved completely. “Cognitive rest” in children means limiting scholastic and other cognitive stressors such as text-messaging, computer work, and video games. Because children may take longer to recover from concussions and because of the risks associated with head impact in younger athletes (ie, cerebral swelling), the Concussion in Sport Group recommends a more conservative approach to RTP decisions for children and adolescents, including no RTP the same day. It is appropriate to extend the length of the asymptomatic rest period to ensure that symptoms have resolved completely and then allow athletes to progress through a medically supervised stepwise graded-exertion protocol (Table 3). No athlete should return to sport without being medically cleared by an experienced physician. Concussion management and RTP decisions should be individualized on the basis of resolution of symptoms rather than prescribing RTP on arbitrary time frames. In particular, the current Boxing USA postconcussion boxing restriction period of 30 days or longer does not follow the latest Concussion in Sport Group guidelines (Appendix; Table 3). Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury The risk of chronic traumatic brain injury has been a concern of opponents of boxing. Numerous study authors have cited the risks of dementia pugilistica or chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), thought to be caused by the cumulative effects of repeated blows to the head. CTE occurs in up to 20% of professional boxers. Most cases of dementia pugilistica occurred in the 1930s to 1950s, when boxing careers were much longer and involved more bouts. It is believed that the incidence of CTE will diminish in the modern era of boxing because of shorter careers, fewer bouts, and improved medical care; however, more longitudinal prospective studies are necessary to determine if there is truth to this assumption or whether other factors may play a role in changing rates of CTE. Although predominantly described in boxing, chronic traumatic brain injury can be associated with any sport in which there is a risk of repetitive head blows, including soccer, football, ice hockey, and martial arts. There is ample evidence indicating a cumulative effect from repeated concussive injuries. A prospective study of high school athletes compared neuropsychological evaluations of those with no history of concussion, asymptomatic athletes with 1 previous concussion, asymptomatic athletes with 2 or more previous concussions, and athletes who had sustained a concussion within the previous week. Asymptomatic athletes with 2 or more previous concussions had decreased performance on measures of attention and concentration, similar to athletes with recent concussion. Another prospective study of high school athletes found that those with a history of 3 concussions were more than 9 times more likely than athletes with no previous concussion history to demonstrate 3 to 4 abnormal on-field markers of concussion severity, including loss of consciousness, anterograde amnesia, and confusion. These study results raise the concern that repeated head injuries associated with boxing may similarly lead to long-lasting neurocognitive effects.
The risk of CTE for amateur boxers is believed to be lower than that for professional boxers, because amateur boxers have fewer, shorter fights. Amateur bouts last only 3 rounds, compared
with up to 12 in professionalboxing matches, and amateur careers tend to be shorter. In addition, amateur boxers are required to wear head guards. There is no evidence, however, that head guards prevent concussions, and although mouth guards are useful for protecting dentition,
they also do not protect against concussion. More research is needed to determine if there is an association of CTE with amateur boxing.

Making Weight

Because boxing athletes participate in weight classes, part of the prebout medical examination involves weighing the athletes. Methods to maintain weight can be dangerous to young athletes.
Boxers, similar to wrestlers, may use voluntary dehydration practices such as fluid restriction, diuretics and laxatives, rubber suits, and saunas and steam baths to lose weight. Weight loss by dehydration can result in decreased performance because of impaired reaction time, endurance,
and strength as well as electrolyte imbalance and acidosis. Dehydration also negatively affects the acclimation process and thermoregulation during exercise. With increasing dehydration and electrolyte loss, the athlete is at risk of cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.


Despite the ongoing debate regarding boxing and clear opposition from medical associations around the world (Table 1),boxing continues to be available to youths under 19 years. Because the sport encourages deliberate blows to the head, participants are at risk of head injuries that may be cumulative and even fatal. Pediatricians should strongly discourage boxing participation among their patients and guide them toward alternative sport and recreational activities that do not encourage intentional head injuries. For those youth who, despite education and counseling, choose to participate in boxing, appropriate medical care should be ensured by boxing organizations, including medical coverage at events, preparticipation medical examinations, and regular neurocognitive and ophthalmologic screening
examinations, which should be provided by physicians who are knowledgeable about common boxing injuries and appropriate RTP guidelines after any injury.


The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Paediatric Society recommend that pediatricians:
1. vigorously oppose boxing for any child or adolescent.
2. educate patients who may be engaged in or considering engaging in boxing, as well as parents/caregivers/teachers/coaches, regarding the medical risks of boxing.
3. encourage young athletes to participate in alternative sports in which intentional blows to the head are not central to the sport, such as swimming, tennis, basketball, and volleyball.
4. advocate that boxing organizations ensure that appropriate medical care is provided for children and adolescents who choose to participate in boxing, ideally including medical coverage at events, preparticipation medical examinations, and regular neurocognitive testing and ophthalmologic examinations.


Amateur boxing: A sport in which participants fight and win points for scoring clean blows to the head and body above the belt. Matches consist of 3 or 4 rounds of 2 minutes each. No money is awarded. The age limit is a minimum of 11 years for bouts (none for training); there is no upper age limit.

Head injury management:
USA Boxing organization rules state that boxers who sustain head injuries during a match are restricted from further participation. A 30-day restriction is applied if a boxer is knocked down by a blow to the head and gets up quickly, if a boxer fails to demonstrate “normal responses,” or if a boxer receives 3 standing 8-counts during a round or 4
standing 8-counts in a match because of head blows. A 90-day restriction is applied if there is a loss of consciousness up to 2 minutes or if the boxer has had a previous concussion-related restriction. A 180-day restriction is applied if there is a loss of consciousness for more than 2 minutes or a previous 90-day concussion-related restriction. During the restriction period, the boxer is prohibited from sparring and competitive boxing but not from conditioning. The boxer must be reexamined by a physician at the end of the restriction period before return. Individual teams/physicians/coaches can implement their own management system in addition to the USA Boxing restrictions.

Medical requirements:
Prebout and postbout medical examinations are required for all amateur competitions; these are brief examinations to rule out acute injuries that may limit participation. Ringside physicians must be present for all matches and may stop a match at their discretion at any point during the bout.

Olympic boxing:
A form of amateur boxing consisting of a single-elimination tournament in which participants compete for medals (gold, silver, bronze). Matches consist of 4 rounds of 2 minutes each.

Professional boxing: A sport in which participants fight for financial gain. Matches consist of 4 to 12 rounds of 3 minutes each. Professional boxing regulation in the United States varies according to state.
Protective equipment: Amateur boxers are required to wear a form-fitted mouth guard, a head guard, and a foulproof cup (males) or a breast protector (females). Professionals do not wear head guards.
Rounds: Time periods of a boxing match.
Scoring (amateur boxing): Electronic scoring has been used internationally since 1992. Participants are awarded points for clean blows to their opponent. A scoring blow requires that the white part of the glove, covering the knuckles, makes contact within the target area (above the belt).
Standing 8-count: A referee can award a standing 8-count if a hard blow is landed or if a boxer seems to be outclassed. This time allows the referee to determine if the match can continue.
Weight classes: Boxers compete in classes, or divisions, based on weight.
Winning a bout (amateur):
● Win on points: the boxer with the most points wins.
● Win by retirement: if a boxer voluntarily retires the match, the opponent is declared the winner.
● Win by referee stopping the contest (RSC): a referee can stop a bout for a number of reasons:
● RSC opponent outclassed: referee stops the bout because a boxer is outclassed by his or her opponent.
● RSC opponent outscored: referee stops a bout because an opponent is outscored.
● RSC head blows: referee stops a bout because of head blows. Boxers who receive an “H” are evaluated by the ringside physician and issued a 30-, 60-, or 90-day restriction from sparring and competition depending on the severity of the injury. A boxer must be cleared by a physician before returning to boxing.
● RSC injury: referee stops a bout because of injury.
● Win by disqualification: if a boxer is disqualified for dangerous or unsportsmanlike behavior, the opponent is declared the winner.
● Win by walkover: a boxer’s opponent wins if a boxer fails to make weight, misses a scheduled bout, or is unable to compete because of medical reasons.
● No contest: a match that is called off for extenuating circumstances (lights fail, ring is damaged, etc).
● Winning a bout (professional): A professional boxer wins a fight by (1) knockout, (2) technical knockout, (3) decision, or (4) disqualification.
● Knockout (KO): occurs when a boxer is knocked down and does not get up within 10 seconds, as counted by the referee.
● Technical knockout (TKO): occurs when a boxer is judged physically unable to continue fighting. This judgment can be made by the referee, the official ring physician, the fighter, or the fighter’s assistants. If a boxer is knocked down 3 times in 1 round, the opponent wins on a TKO.
● Decision: results when boxers fight the scheduled number of rounds without a KO or a TKO. The winner is decided by the officials on the basis of a round- or point-scoring system.
● Disqualification: results when a boxer is disqualified for dangerous or unsportsmanlike behavior.

Laura Purcell, MD
Claire M. A. LeBlanc, MD

Teri M. McCambridge, MD, Chairperson
Joel S. Brenner, MD, MPH, Chairperson-elect
Holly J. Benjamin, MD
Charles T. Cappetta, MD
Rebecca A. Demorest, MD
Mark E. Halstead, MD
Chris G. Koutures, MD
Cynthia R. LaBella, MD
Michele Labotz, MD
Keith Loud, MD
Stephanie S. Martin, MD
Amanda Weiss-Kelly, MD

Andrew J. M. Gregory, MD
Stephen G. Rice, MD, PhD, MPH

John F. Philpott, MD – Sport C.A.R.E., Toronto, Ontario
Lisa Klutchurosky, MEd, ATC – National Athletic Trainers Association
James Raynor, MS – National Athletic Trainers Association
Kevin Walter, MD – National Federation of State High School Associations

Michael F. Bergeron, PhD
Laura Purcell, MD

Anjie Emanuel, MPH

Tracy Bridger, MD – Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre, St John’s, Newfoundland
Kristin Houghton, MD – BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia
Claire LeBlanc, MD – McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
Stan Lipnowski, MD – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Peter Nieman, MD – Calgary, Alberta
John F. Philpott, MD – Sport C.A.R.E., Toronto, Ontario
Christina Templeton, MD – Janeway Children’s
Health and Rehabilitation Centre, St John’s,
Newfoundland (Board, Representative)
Tom Warshawski, MD – Kelowna, British Columbia

Laura Purcell, MD – McMaster University,
Hamilton, Ontario (Paediatric Sport and Exercise Medicine, Section, Canadian Paediatric Society)

PEACE AND SPORT: Do they know what is IF - International Federation

IS ITF TAEKWONDO (Ung Chan group) really Sportaccord recognised IF - International Federation?
I don't think so. Probably it is only International sport organisation?

Under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

An organization placed under Monegasque law, the Principality of Monaco gives Peace and Sport a unique framework for development so that it can accomplish its mission serenely on the basis of values that are its own: namely independence and neutrality.

The only Head of State who is a five-time Olympian and IOC member, Prince Albert II of Monaco is one of the most legitimate personalities to promote the values of Peace and Sport at such a distinguished level. His respected personality and his long-standing commitment to peace, sport and the environment guarantees the impartiality of the organisation.


"I am proud to bring my High Patronage to ‘Peace and Sport, l’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport’ a humanist initiative that through sport, promotes a spirit of civic-mindedness, of dialogue and of acceptance necessary to ease tensions and establish peace in the world.

Confronted by major crises linked to the trauma of armed conflicts, extreme poverty or the deliquescence of social ties, we have a collective obligation, even an urgent duty, to act in order to improve the quality of life of millions of men, women and children whose suffering is a blemish on the advancement of our century.

In this uncertain world, sport and the rules of sport are a source of stability, education and integration for young people in vulnerable situations, thanks to the values of sharing, tolerance, respect and loyalty that it generates.

Since its inception in 2007, through daily action Peace and Sport has demonstrated the utility of a neutral platform capable of uniting and federating a multitude of decision-makers in politics, sport, economic and civil life around this conviction.

By fostering concertation between these actors, Peace and Sport helps to turn sport into an efficient lever to aid the emergence of sustainable peace in areas of the world that most need it, and to offer new horizons to those for whom the future seems obscure.

More than ever, confronted with the enormity of need, Peace and Sport’s action is useful and necessary.

I am convinced that this organisation, driven by a spirit of generosity and solidarity, brings vulnerable communities the possibility to surpass their differences and contribute to shape a more unified, more peaceful world, concerned with preserving the dignity of each and every man and woman."


Joel Bouzou is President and Founder of "Peace and Sport, L’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport”.

In 1991, he founded the association “Rassemblement par le Sport (RPS)”, which encourages the social integration of young people living in the outskirts of cities through sport.

Peace and Sport was founded as an extension of RPS based on an observation and a certainty.

The observation was that governments, international organizations and major stakeholders in civil society are always looking for ways to bring about sustainable peace in regions where conflicts persist.

The certitude was that sport is a universal language in which there is one rule that unites everyone. Much more than a game, it is a tool for dialogue, brotherhood and respect that transcends political, social, racial and religious differences that are often at the heart of conflicts in this world.

Thus, in 2007 Peace and Sport was founded with the aim of taking concrete action for peace, offering actors for peace solutions based on core values generated by sport and by mobilizing the sports movement to promote peace.

An elite Pentathlete, Joel has participated in four Olympic Games (Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992) receiving the bronze medal at the 1984 Games.

In 1987, he won the title of World Champion in Modern Pentathlon.

Deeply involved in the development of his preferred sport, since 1997 Joël has been Secretary General of the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM).

He has also been an Advisor to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco since 2006.

A French national, Joel has been awarded the Legion of Honour and the National Order of Merit. He has also been decorated with the French medal ‘Médaille d’Or de la Jeunesse et des Sports.’

In 2009 he was awarded a Honoris Causa Doctorate in Humane Letters from the University for Peace in recognition of “his unique worldwide leadership role in promoting peace and mutual understanding among different cultures, and his leadership of organizations devoted to these objectives.”

Finally, Joël Bouzou is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Sport and Citizenship Association.

He holds a Masters degree in Law and Sport Economics.

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