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:
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.
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.
Submitted by jvsouthwood on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:46
Three fighters from Great Britain attended the Bulgarian World Open in Kranevo, near Varna, in August 2014.
James Southwood, George Bushaway and Sian-Marie Clark fought brilliantly, winning fights and engaging in the pre-competition seminars.
The sun, sea and sand certainly helped the competition to have a relaxed feel, with a poolside boxing ring to fight in! This was definitely a competition to remember and once more our athletes returned having met new people from a variety of countries and re-connected with international friends.
Submitted by jvsouthwood on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:33
This year Great Britain was represented at the European Savate Combat Championships in Bugeat, France on June 13th and 14th. Sian-Marie Clark, fighting under 56kg, has been on the GB Assaut team since 2010 and decided this year to turn her hand (or, more appropriately, fist) to Combat Savate, the full contact side of the sport.