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    Savate vs Japanese Kickboxing (1970)

    From http://www.mikemiles.com/sport/hokb/1970.cfm

    "Boxe Francaise Savate vs. Japanese Kickboxing

    French Savate Champion Christian Guillaume finished his 6 week visit to Japan with 5 wins in 5 fights with Japanese Kickboxers. The Savate expert proved that La Boxe Francaise-Savate is not inferior to Oriental methods. He won 3 of his bouts with KO'es and 2 of them by decisions. 2 of the 3 KO'es were in the first round. There are many other things to consider in these bouts including the length of the bouts and the types of strikes that were allowed. A lot of this favored the Frenchman's fight."

    Does anyone have more info / better pictures of this?

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    I wouldnt mine seeing clips my self either. I like to know what texchniques were used?
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    So, It was like Savate vs. Shootboxing?

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    Originally posted by Guy Mendiola
    So, It was like Savate vs. Shootboxing?
    I have no idea about the rules, the only text that site has about it is the thing I quoted. There are a couple of stamp-sized pics, though, which shows the Savate guy is wearing shoes, I don't think the Japanese were.

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    Yeah, I've heard that the Savate practitioners wear shoes, it's sorta what they call "old shoe" boxing or something in France.

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    Originally posted by Guy Mendiola
    Yeah, I've heard that the Savate practitioners wear shoes, it's sorta what they call "old shoe" boxing or something in France.
    They do, but nowadays only in Savate rules matches; ie. lots of Savate guys fight in Kickboxing, but they don't wear the shoes then, because it's against those rules...

    Whereas in this case it seems that the Japanese are barefoot.

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    I've also been wondering if any of these Savate practitioners has ever been in K-1 before? I think there was one practitioner an american Savate guy back then in K-1.

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    I doubt it was vs shootboxing
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    I dont like this kind of story, its always the champion of the style pictured as the superior one vs common people who train in the "inferior" one.

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    Originally posted by ewdfs
    I dont like this kind of story, its always the champion of the style pictured as the superior one vs common people who train in the "inferior" one.
    I don't think that is what this post is about, I think it is more of a proving that Savate isn't as much of a joke as most people thought. I know I thought it was a joke.

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