3 Bronze medals at Worlds!

Team GB brought back 3 bronze medals from 6 fighters at the World Savate Assaut Championships 2018! Read more…

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Dr. Julie Gabriel awarded Gant D’Or

Dr Julie Gabriel, President of FISav and founder member of the GBSF, was awarded the prestigious honorific Gant d’Or, or Golden Glove, at Loverval in Belgium, by the European Confederation in October 2017.

Dr Julie Gabriel Award

Very many congratulations from the GBSF!

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Brighton Savate Seminar and Open Competition

Brighton Savate is absolutely delighted to be putting on an event for the first time on England’s south coast on APRIL 7th-8th 2018.

The event begins on Saturday with a set of seminars, in which numerous French and European Champion Savateurs from France will be coming over to share their skills; alongside a team of instructors including newly crowned world champions Romain Falendry and Amine Feddal from Tolouse Multi-Boxe, ABC La Rochelle head coach Vincent Lesieur and head coach of Toronto Savate,

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Regulations for the British Savate Assaut Championships 2018

Great Britain Savate Federation
British Savate Assaut Championships 2018
12th May 2018
Broadwater School, Summer’s Rd, Godalming GU7 3BW


– Athletes must meet one or more of the GB title eligibility requirements, these being:
1) hold a UK passport.
2) are a Permanent Resident of the UK.
3) have the legal right to live in the UK, currently live in the UK and have been a GBSF member for at least 6 months.

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James Southwood passes GAT1

Very many congratulations to James Southwood on gaining his GAT1 (first degree silver glove) at a grading in France this summer, making him only the second GBSF memer ever to do so.
– Dr. Laura Gilbert, GBSF President

Read more about James’ week in France, encompassing world-level training, seminars and the notably difficult GAT1 examination here

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28th October Open Training, Grading and Officials sign-up

Saturday 28th October, 12 – 4 pm, Broadwater School
Registration Deadline: Friday 20th October, please pay below to register

£25 no grading
£40 including grading

If you wish to grade you MUST fill in this grading application form

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May 2017 Newsletter

Read the GBSF newsletter to meet our new Club Instructor, Sam Byford-Winter and get an update on recent events.

Got something interesting to contribute to the next newsletter or GBSF news? Submit articles to newsletter @

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British Savate Assaut Champions 2017

Results of the 2017 British Savate Assaut Championships, held on the 6th May in Farncombe, Surrey.

Congratulations to the Champions and Vice-Champions:
Champion: Judah Wheeler (London)
Vice Champion: Tom Handley (London)

Champion: Kalle Heinola (Oxford)
Vice Champion: Jon Schwochert (London)

Champion: James Southwood (London)
Vice Champion: Charlie Howes (Guildford)

Champion: James Antill (Guildford)
Vice Champion: Adam Malins (Cambridge)

Champion: James Plaistowe (Guildford)
Vice Champion: Chris Naylor (White Tiger Martial Arts)

Champion: Ben Alderson (Cambridge)
Vice Champion: Dominic Frederick-Allen (City Combat)

Champion: Rachel Shore (Guildford)
Vice Champion: Sian-Marie Frosini (City Combat)

Thanks to Guildford Savate for hosting us,

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December 2016 Newsletter

Read the GBSF newsletter  to see your representatives on the Executive committee, elected at the November AGM, hear about the exciting new Head of Media and Technology and learn about our keyword for 2017: ‘Outreach’.

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Savate Assaut World Championships 2016

The World Assaut Championships and the World Canne de Combat Championships took place in Varaždin (Croatia) in September 2016. Athletes from 40 countries and 4 continents, including 6 athletes representing Team GB (one of who represented in both Savate Assaut and Canne de Combat), attended the biggest Savate Championships to date! Team GB sent a successful team, returning with 1 silver and 3 bronze medals. A great job from all of our fighters!

Congratulations go to all the team:

Savate Assaut
F 60-65kg Rachel Shore Bronze (Guildford)
F 65-70kg Morgan Alexander Bronze (CAMA)

M <56kg George Bushaway (London)
M 60-65kg James Plaistowe (Guildford)
M 70-75kg James Antill Bronze (Guildford)
M 75-80kg James Southwood Silver (London)

Canne de Combat
F Morgan Alexander (CAMA)

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