"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.
Please submit only
sites dealing with the arts of style of Savate, Boxe Francaise, or Chausson, and the associated weapons disciplines. Sites must
be in English.
Please submit sites written in French to http://www.dmoz.org/World/Fran%c3%a7ais/Sports/Combat/Boxe/
Sites in other languages should be submitted to the appropriate language and category at http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/
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