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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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Update on outdoor Savate training

The GBSF are currently in the process of obtaining an official return-to-play mandate from Sport England. For clubs wishing to return to socially distanced outdoor training sessions, it is the responsibility of the Instructor to check government guidelines for their region and follow the required measures.

A more comprehensive update will be issued on May 17th.

The GBSF would like to thank its member clubs, instructors and participants for their patience in receiving an update on a safe return to training.

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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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Guidelines for a return to Training

last updated 13th May 2021

The GBSF are currently in the process of obtaining an official return-to-play mandate from Sport England. For clubs wishing to return to socially distanced outdoor training sessions, it is the responsibility of the Instructor to check government guidelines for their region and follow the required measures.

A more comprehensive update will be issued on May 17th.

In the meantime, Sport England have informally provided guidelines for Outdoor Training as below.

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Update on return to Savate training

last updated 13th May 2021

The GBSF are currently in the process of obtaining an official return-to-play mandate from Sport England. For clubs wishing to return to socially distanced outdoor training sessions, it is the responsibility of the Instructor to check government guidelines for their region and follow the required measures.

A more comprehensive update will be issued on May 17th.

The GBSF would like to thank its member clubs,

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Outdoor Savate Training returns in the UK

Outdoor Savate Training in the UK can now return in line with Sport England guidelines. Sport England are a Government recognised and approved Non-Departmental Public Body, currently issuing guidance for a safe return to contact sports following the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The GBSF have engaged Sport England for guidance, who in turn have provided an update. We are currently in Phase 1 of the contact sports framework, which allows the following for Savate:

Outdoor group Savate activities can resume with any group size,

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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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