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    1898 savate film footage



    Very early Lumiere Brothers film footage of savate (French kickboxing) training, probably at the Joinville military physical training school.

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    That was the jauntiest thing I've ever seen.

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    The skipping step reminds me of traditional Italian knife fighting footwork.

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    twisting your shoulders while making an uppercut? cool, could give you a bit more reach... even though it looks a bit silly :)

    love the bit where he rearranges his mustache first thing after the drill

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    Reminded me of some of what I've been shown of Cossack material. Big differences, but the movement and footwork had a certain flavor if you follow.

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    To me it reminded of aerobic kickboxing.
    Though the characters there looked fucking tough. MA was so esoteric, i can only imagine the people drawn to it back than.
    Very very cool video, thanks.

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    Time to reminisce




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    always quite fascinating to see old vintage martial art videos

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