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
Champion: Alyson Sinyard
Vice-Champion: Louisa Furniss
Champion: Delphine Fremondeau
Vice-Champion: Laura Gilbert
Champion: James Plaistowe
Vice-Champion: Peter Walsh
Champion: James Southwood
Vice-Champion: Charlie Howes
Champion: Jasbir Nagi
Vice-Champion: Jay Hearn
Champion: Tom Handley
Vice-Champion: Judah Wheeler
Many thanks to all of our dedicated officials,
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.
With great pleasure the GBSF is proud to announce the 2019 GB Squad, full of both returning and new members who are deemed to be at or near to the standard of international competition! These athletes will be the pool that our Team will be selected from for the upcoming European Savate Assaut Championships in Genoa in October.
Morgan Alexander CambridgeSian-Marie Frosini City CombatLaura GilbertGuildfordAlly Sinyard London Peter Walsh Birmingham Charlie Howes Guildford James AntillGuildfordJames Plaistowe Guildford Jon Caney Hampshire George Bushaway LondonJames Southwood London Judah Wheeler London Jasbir Nagi Malvern Graham Ochiltree Northern Ireland
They will undertake a number of specific Squad training sessions over the coming year,
Registration is now open so sign up now.
You can sign up for the British championships in Savate Assaut and/or Canne, or for open Assaut matches only.
Fighter registration deadline is midnight on Saturday 4th May. Prices go up towards the end of April so sign up soon to get the best rate!
Team GB brought back 3 bronze medals from 6 fighters at the World Savate Assaut Championships 2018! Read more…
Held at Broadwater School on 12th May 2018, this was our first official Savate Assaut Junior Championship! It was a very exciting day with nearly 100 fighters in total, 3 rings and a film crew. We saw some terrific new talent, especially amongst the juniors, and awarded the first annual Phil Read Trophy for best junior (given in memory of GBSF founder Phil Read, who sadly passed away last year).
Female 48-52kg: Champion Alice Zebboudj,
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.
Very many congratulations from the GBSF!
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,
Great Britain Savate Federation
British Savate Assaut Championships 2019
11th May 2019
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.
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