I will be traveling to Paris in October for approximately a week and am looking to train some Savate while I am there. Does anyone have any recommendations on savate clubs that I can visit and how I can get in touch with them? If it is possible, I would like to train in a savate club that also teaches either BJJ or Sambo. I have seen some sites for savate training in Paris but they are in French and so a bit of a challenge for me.
I was in Paris about a month ago, but unfortunately didn't have time to check out any savate schools; I was only there for one day so figured I'd better see the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe etc.
If I'd had more time I would have tried to track down Roger LaFond's school:
YouTube - Roger LaFond method of canne, baton and french boxing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKDkBlKEY1g)
He's one of the last real old-school savate and canne masters. I suggest using BabelFish or Google Translate to read the website.
I'm also interested in savate clubs.
There are many good clubs in Paris. For your particular request, I'd recommend the Kajyn Club (http://kajyn.com/), a centrally located shared amenities space with instruction in a number of martial arts/combat sports, including savate (http://kajyn.com/sport-combat/boxe-francaise) (taught by silver gloves holder, runner-up in the all-France championships), BJJ (http://kajyn.com/art-martial/jiu-jitsu-bresilien) (taught by a European Cup winning black belt) and Pancrase (http://kajyn.com/sport-combat/pancrase) (taught by European Pancrase champion / pro MMA fighter).
Thank you for your advice. The website is in French but I have sent them a note to iget more information.
You know, the French are also excellent at Judo. Perhaps if you don't find a Savate club, a Judo club would fulfill your training needs.
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