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Covid-19 Return to Play guidance for Savate – May 2021

There is no TL:DR summary for our Covid-19 return to play. In order to resume training safely, legally, and responsibly, you need to read this document and all the linked documents fully and carefully.

What this document covers:

The following is our best understanding of the steps you must take to return to training under government-issued guidance .It remains the responsibility of each club and instructor to ensure they are insured and following guidance legally. This document does not constitute legal advice.

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GBSF Celebrates its 23rd Birthday

Today, March 17th 2021, marks twenty-three years since the formation of the Great Britain Savate Federation. From the humble beginnings of six enthusiasts, the Federation has gone on to produce over a dozen well-established clubs, has consistently delivered International medals and continues to expand with the growing popularity of Savate and its associated disciplines.

Savate training in the UK dates back to the 70’s, with notable practitioners being Phil Reed and Richard Muggeridge.

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GBSF AGM – Sunday 31st January 2 – 3pm, 2020 – 2021

The GBSF are pleased to invite you to this year’s AGM of the GBSF. We realise that this year has been exceptional and due to restrictions training, events and our general lives have not gone ahead as planned. However, we hope this will be a chance for Savateurs across GB to get together and discuss how we’ll progress in 2021.

The AGM is open to all members of the GBSF. Any instructors or students who would like to come along to the AGM are more than welcome.

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Assaut Team Selection Day 2020

The World Assaut Championships 2020 will take place 17-20 February 2021 in Weiz, Austria.

Covid permitting, the GBSF expects to hold a team selection event on Sunday 1st November, 11am-2pm, at King’s College Guildford, GU2 8DU, to select a team from the GBSF squad.

Squad members who wish to apply for a team place should fill in the inscription form below to attend the team selection event. Instructors and squad members who do not want to apply for a team place are also very welcome!

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Latest Covid updates for Savate training

last updated 19th May 2021

The GBSF are currently in the process of obtaining an official return-to-play mandate from Sport England for Savate. In the meantime, clubs wishing to return to training may do so by following the steps set out in the England Kickboxing Return-to-play Action Plan which has been approved by DCMS.

It is also advised that Instructors check the Government portal for the latest info in their region.

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Update on return to Savate training

last updated 19th May 2021

The GBSF are currently in the process of obtaining an official return-to-play mandate from Sport England for Savate. In the meantime, clubs wishing to return to training may do so by following the steps set out in the England Kickboxing Return-to-play Action Plan which has been approved by DCMS.

It is also advised that Instructors check the Government portal for the latest info in their region.

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Mauritius Savate Open, 26-28 Sept 2019

Please find below details of the Mauritius Combat Savate Open that is taking place alongside the Intercontinental African championship.

All GBSF members are invited to attend, the weigh ins will be on Thursday 26th September with the competition on the Saturday 28th.

Location: Rose-Hill Quorum

The weight categories are: Women: 56–60 kg or 60–70 kg, Men: 70–75 kg or 75–80 kg

The open savate tournament will be organised according to the FISav rules of international competition.

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Balkan Savate Open Championship – 19th – 20th September 2019

The Balkan Savate Committee are pleased to announce the Balkan Savate Open Championship.

The competition takes place in Vrahati, Greece, 19-21st September. 
Deadline for inscriptions : 20th August. 

Please send your inscriptions to the organiser : greeksavate@yahoo.gr

Or for more information contact  Xristos ΚΑΚΟS, president of Greece Savate Federation : Tel. + 30 6972494026 president

Please note, all participants must be members of a national federation recognised by FISav and CESav (or other relevant continental federation of the FISav).

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Results of the Savate Assaut and Canne de Combat Senior Championships 2019

Another storming British Championship (Seniors) was hosted by Guildford Savate once again. For the first time cannists competed alongside the savate assaut championship, putting on a spectacular display of skill and sportsmanship. The standard was high as ever, and the day seemed to be enjoyed by all. Our 2019 Champions are:

Canne de Combat:

Female Champion: Morgan Alexander
Female Vice-Champion: Anna Makinen
Male Champion: Stuart McIntyre
Male Vice-Champion: James Blackman

Savate Assaut:

F<56kg:
Champion: Alyson Sinyard
Vice-Champion: Louisa Furniss

F<65kg:
Champion: Delphine Fremondeau
Vice-Champion: Laura Gilbert

M<70kg:
Champion: James Plaistowe
Vice-Champion: Peter Walsh

M<80kg:
Champion: James Southwood
Vice-Champion: Charlie Howes

M<85kg:
Champion: Jasbir Nagi
Vice-Champion: Jay Hearn

M85+kg:
Champion: Tom Handley
Vice-Champion: Judah Wheeler

Many thanks to all of our dedicated officials,

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Results of the Junior Savate Assaut Championships 2019

Savate Northern Ireland hosted this year’s Junior Assaut Championships. As we have come to expect from Savate NI, under the guidance of GBSF Head of Juniors Joseph Ferris and Oonagh Ferris, the competition was buzzing. It was a spectacular event and the crowd support was phenomenal. A terrific show from both the juniors and the Seniors fighting in the Open made for a very exciting day, and fills us with optimism for the future of Savate in the UK.

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