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What is Savate?
Unique in the DC area, Savate, also known as French kickboxing, is a French martial art combining elements of western boxing with graceful kicking techniques.Savate is the only style of kickboxing in which the fighters habitually wear shoes which also facilitates an appreciation of distance and foot work.
The pace of savate is fast, constant and tactically challenging, sometimes referred to as “the thinking man’s kickboxing” its rhythm can best be described as a continuous connected sequence of movements based on timing, distance and opportunity.Despite its roots, savate is a relatively safe sport to learn. According to USA Savate and proportionally to the number of participants, savate ranks lower in number of injuries compared to American football, ice hockey, soccer, gymnastics, basketball, baseball, and inline skating.
Savate has travelled a rational eclectic path for over 200 years. Its history has been linked with Street fighters, English pugilism, French wrestling, fencing, the aristocrats and military training.
About the Trainer
Christophe is a certified Savate Kickboxing Instructor from France and Judge-referee for over 10 years, he has trained a diverse set of age groups and won some national and European titles as a coach.
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