Mastering Savate


An excellent series of videos — Mastering Savate by Professor Salem Assli and Panther Production — has been uploaded to YouTube from VHS instructional tapes.

Here is part 2 of the series which defines many of the core kicks and concepts:

Mastering Savate 2 - Fundamental Techniques

If you want your kicks to improve, take the time to review these videos:
Volume 1: Conditioning and Stretching
Volume 2: Fundamental Techniques
Volume 3: Beginner Offensive Kicking and Fighting Techniques
Volume 4: Intermediate Offensive Kicking and Fighting Techniques
Volume 5: Intermediate Offensive Kicking and Fighting Techniques II
Volume 6: Advanced Offensive Kicking and Fighting Techniques
Volume 7: Advanced Offensive Kicking and Fighting Techniques II
Volume 8: Defensive Kicking and Fighting Techniques
Volume 9: Real Life Situations – For women who ask about keeping balance in heels.
Volume 10: Exclusive Interview

Naturally, I must remind students that sport Savate as taught in these videos is not the same as the self-defense kicks that Bartitsu borrows from Savate. When the video instructs on defenses versus punches and kicks, they are primarily speaking of tactics within the ring in a competitive environment.

David McCormick Head of Stage Combat at Academie Duello and certified Instructor with Fight Directors Canada. Head of Bartitsu at Academie Duello, the longest continuously running Bartitsu program in the world.
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