On the 17th and 18th of May Savate Professors Julie Gabriel and Ollie Batts hosted an Instructors training weekend in Cambridge.
GBSF members old and new attended from the all over the country including Birmingham and north east Scotland, some 500 miles away.
After a good warm up, day one saw DTN Laura Gilbert, Treasurer Jasbir Nagi, and the hosts run through Blue, Green and White syllabi prior to grading with Initiateurs and attending members.
The GBSF would like to congratulate the following members who have attained Instructor status:
Moniteur (full instructor):
Initiateur (provisional instructor):
The GBSF is very pleased to welcome new group Savate Scotland (www.savatescotland.com), run by Andrew Usher.
Andrew is a lifelong martial artist who was introduced to martial arts at only 7 years old in the East End of Glasgow (Shotokan Karate). At ten his father introduced him to boxing and by the age of 16 he had studied and graded in several martial arts including Karate and TaeKwonDo. Whilst studying at Glasgow College of Nautical Studies in 1989 (aged 17) he was introduced to Savate by a friend’s brother who lived in Paris.
Great Britain Savate Federation
British Savate Assaut Championships 2014
7th June 2014
Broadwater School, Summer’s Rd, Godalming GU7 3BW
9:30am – Arrivals
10:00am – Weigh-in opens
11:00am – Weigh-in closes
11:30am – Fights start
5:30pm – Fights finish
6:00pm – Close
– Athletes must hold a valid GBSF licence, purchased from a GBSF member club or,
Great Britain Savate Federation / Birmingham Savate
Savate Assaut Competition
27th October 2013 2013, 10:30am-6:00pm (subject to change)
John Henry Newman Catholic college, Chemsley road, Chemsley road, Chemsley wood, Birmingham, B37 5GA
10:00am – Arrivals
10:30am – Weigh-in opens
11:30am – Weigh-in closes
12:00am – Fights start
5:30pm – Fights finish
6:00pm – Close
– Athletes must hold a valid GBSF licence,
Around 30 fighters competed in the British Savate Assaut Championships on 30th January 2013, held at Fight Science gym in Aldershot.
The new 2013 Champions are:
65-70kg Male: Tim Campbell (Cambridge)
70-75kg Male: James Antill (Guildford)
75-80kg Male: James Southwood (London)
80-85kg Male: Kalle Heinola (Oxford)
85+kg Male: Rufus Bazley (London)
Congratulations to our new champions, and very great thanks to all of the dedicated officials who gave up their time so generously to make the day run so smoothly!
“Jimmy Coates seems like an ordinary boy, but he’s not. He’s genetically engineered to grow into the perfect assassin. Speed, strength and deadly instinct – it’s all in his blood. He has to fight not to kill… while his government fights to kill him.”
When Joe Craig, author of the ‘Jimmy Coates’ thrillers for children, needed inspiration for new fight scenes in the latest instalment in the series, he remembered that someone he knew practised the French combat sport called Savate.
On 7th April 2013 a training day and technical grading was held in Birmingham.
The following students passed their Blue Glove grading:
William Noble (London Savate)
Kypros Zenonos (Birmingham Savate)
Mate Plantek (CAMA)
Alain Renaud (London Savate)
Jules Bazley (London Savate)
The following students passed their Green Glove grading:
Nigel Tropman (Birmingham Savate)
Steve Maycock (Birmingham Savate)
Darren Whitmore (Birmingham Savate)
Sharmilee Vickneswaran (London Savate)
Jennifer Calvino (London Savate)
George Bushaway (London Savate)
The GBSF Savate Boxe Squad and selected advanced students were very fortunate to spend the weekend of 19/20th April training under Richard Aguenihnai in the Maximus Boxing Gym, Frimley.
Richard started training in Savate in 1978. He was on the French combat team for ten years, during which time he won the French Championship six times, and he won two European championship titles. Richard has been one of the French national team coaches for twelve years.