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Reports back from events and competitions hosted or attended by GBSF members

European Savate Assaut Championships 2017

On 6-7th October 2017, nine British athletes (3 women, 6 men) travelled to Loverval, Belgium, to test their ability against the best fighters from across Europe. Accompanied by world-renowned judge/referee Jasbir NAGI, the Team GB presence at the competition was one of skill and success.

Four bronze medals were won, and all athletes fought fantastically, showing off their true talent in the ring!

Silver glove success!

James Southwood reports:
In the first week of July 2017, it was my privilege to attend a week-long seminar - or stage - in Boulouris, on the Cote d'Azur, organised by the International, European, and French Federations of Savate.

Irish Savate Open 2016

In November, Savate Ireland welcomed members of London Savate, Oxford Savate, City Combat and Dorset Savate for the latest instalment of the Irish Savate Open. Once more, it was a warm and welcoming event with a great seminar on the Friday night followed by junior and senior fights filling the Saturday. There were 100 entries, from 4-year old novices to senior World Champions - a veritable feast of competitive engagement in a friendly atmosphere!

Two City Combat novices, competing for the first time, have written the following about this first opportunity to test themselves:

Viking Cup 2016

By Julie Gabriel, Photos by Ollie Batts

The first Viking Cup was held over the weekend of 7th/8th May 2016. The event was hosted by Cambridge Academy at St Bedes Sportshall. Four Viking countries participated: Finland, Germany, Great Britain and Ireland, including members of nine different clubs.

The weekend started with a course for the officials taught by Alain Gernet, visiting from France. Athletes were also invited to participate to help their understanding of what judges look for in competition.

Titi Parisiennes Canne de Combat Competition 24th-25th January 2015

(Written by Jon West)

The amusingly titled ‘Titi Parisiennes’ is not as one may imagine a continental branch of Ann Summers, but in fact the best Canne de Combat competition in the World. Held annually by the famous Apache de Paname Club of the 13th Arrondisment in Paris, it is a team event with 3-4 fighters per team.


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