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    Get prepared for savate

    Hi everyone. I'll try to be understandable, I promise.

    So, actually, I am in a town where there is no good and not too expensive school. ( Of course, this piss me off. )

    There is school with good teaching/sparring but they charge my kidney. ( 1000 dollars/year )

    Other schools are schools with no contacts and teach MA that really don't interest me. ( By example, there is a good A�kido school...but it is A�kido. )

    So, the point is, I find a school that teach savate, a combat sport that I want to take since awhile.

    Actually, I can't go there because I don't have my driver license. Thus, I can't go train there until I got it ( 11 ******* months... ) or occasionally after end of winter. I don't want to take MA in a school that I don't like and that I will quit after few months so I don't want to train in something else pending.

    So, do people here have basic training for me to prepared myself for savate? ( Yha,all that tread for that.)

    PS: I know, I risk to get bad habit but I can't stay inactive for so long.

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    Do a lot of cardio and stretching. I'm not kidding. Also if there is a boxing gym close by that will be a great way to prepare your hands and head movement.

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    Running, mon ami.
    Focus on long distance running (5-10-15-20 km), not so much on short sprints.
    If you want to go to a gym to do some strength training, use lighter weights and more repetitions.
    And a lot of stretching or even yoga for flexibility.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jiujitsu77
    You know you are crazy about BJJ/Martial arts when...
    Quote Originally Posted by Humanzee
    ...your books on Kama Sutra and BJJ are interchangeable.
    Quote Originally Posted by jk55299 on Keysi Fighting Method
    It looks like this is a great fighting method if someone replaces your shampoo with superglue.
    The real deadly:

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    Cross fit. It will get you into fighting shape. Yoga from the internet even is good for flex.
    Hmm..if you dont have a cross fit gym or it is too expansive, try taking airobic kickboxing lessons a few times a week, it will also work on coordination, flexibility and stamina. I know it sounds gay , and it is, but if you look at it as a long hard shadow box session...It is also very hard usually. You can download from YouTube "thai bo master". My wife does his workouts and i tried it a few times, it is fucking hard, and works on all of those little muscles that strain when you kickbox.
    I would tell you to buy a heavy bag, but if you have zero knowledge..maybe not a good idea.
    You tube will provide you with a lot of options for example.

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    Welcome to Bullshido.

    To get ready for Savate, do the same things you'd do to get in shape generally, for which there are 3 components: cardio, flexibility, and strength training.

    Also, practice the croissant kick. Its a controversial technique, but I understand from a previous BS thread that its employed in Savate. You can also try trolling VN for alive practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnMunchh View Post
    Also, practice the croissant kick.
    Brilliant!


    Quote Originally Posted by Devil View Post
    You can not intellectualize your way to being a competent fighter.

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    Credit actually goes to ermghoti for originally identifying the trademark Savate technique.

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    Gentlemen, it's Newbietown here...
    Quote Originally Posted by Jiujitsu77
    You know you are crazy about BJJ/Martial arts when...
    Quote Originally Posted by Humanzee
    ...your books on Kama Sutra and BJJ are interchangeable.
    Quote Originally Posted by jk55299 on Keysi Fighting Method
    It looks like this is a great fighting method if someone replaces your shampoo with superglue.
    The real deadly:

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    Start really paying attention to what you put into your body.
    Eat clean.

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    I think all of this is great advice and would or at least should apply to any art or just for healthy living.
    You can't beat running for endurance. I suggest both distance running (which I hate) as well as wind sprints (more my speed). Also jumping rope - that was the hardest one for me to learn proper breathing doing.

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