"Savate" is a fighting art with roots traceable back to the streets of 18th century France. Savate reflects distinctive kicking techniques and classic boxing hand techniques. Savate is particularly popular in Europe and North Africa, with a growing following in North America. Elements which may be emphasized in its study include self defense ("savate defense") and weaponry such as "baton" and cane ("la canne"). Two forms of competitive savate kickboxing have emerged from savate, the harder-hitting "combat" and the technical "assaut". The sport aspect of savate is sometimes also known as French boxing (boxe francaise). combines many of the Western Martial Arts such a boxing, grappling, weaponry, as well as its unique forms of kicking.

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French Boxing: An Essay
An article discussing the history and merits of French boxing (boxe francaise), from the Journal of Manly Arts.
International Guild of Danse De Rue Savate
Includes links, founder's profile, products and articles, as well as an explanation of this form of savate and a list of academies certified to teach it.
London Savate - Elegant Combat
French kickboxing club in Central London. Offers regular classes, beginners' courses and personal Savate and fitness coaching. Contains prices, videos and FAQ.
Savate - Wikipedia
An overview of the early and modern history of the style.
Yahoo! Groups : Salle de Savate
Discussion group for savateurs.

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