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    Hey, i'd train in Savate if it's near enough. From what little i've seen it's at least a decently hard martial art, more or less the French equivelant of Kickboxing.

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    Savate (Boxe Francaise) was one of the arts Bruce Lee was researching for legwork in his JKD, so most likely that's why it is included in the mix. Most JKD/JKDC folks, particularly coming from the Inosanto side of things, explore Savate - either as a substitute, or an addition to, Muay Thai legwork.

    It's not an art for everyone... people get turned off either by the leotards required in competition and sometimes in training. Or, people lack the flexibility and balance to pull some of the fancier leg combinations off. Some have a bit of difficulty transitioning the techniques, as it is a shoe art.

    In capable hands (and feet), Savate can be quite deceptive and effective. Getting toekicked in the kidneys by people wearing shoes is no fun, I tell you. :)

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    But it is a good way to clear out your urinary tract eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gosai
    But it is a good way to clear out your urinary tract eh?
    Same could be said for kick in the nuts.....:XXspermy:

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    Great... now Savate people need Urology licenses to go along with their Silver Gloves.

  6. #16

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    Vunak himself studied Savate under Daniel Duby. Vunak also said you could substitute Muay Thai for Savate.

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    I trained for a short while with Michael Vanbeek who is one of Vunaks students..Also did a seminar with Vunak a few years back.Believe me he is the real deal there is nobody I've met personally that I would want to be in a street brawl with less than him. He practices what he preaches and he preaches effective nasty viscious and practical self defense stuff. IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by neocat
    Vunak himself studied Savate under Daniel Duby. Vunak also said you could substitute Muay Thai for Savate.
    First time I ever attended a Dan Inosanto seminar, he compared a Thai round kick to getting hit by a 2x4, and the Savate round kick to a ball-peen hammer. You could see everybody in the room silently contemplating which they would rather have a hit from.

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    hey guys,Paul is the real deal and his Savate is the ****.I was a full instructor under him and his East Coast rep for 8 years.I traveled the US with him and seen him fight in the real world.If you really work the toe kick it is devastating.Pauls toe kicks were to the kidneys and groin, altho back in the day he had some really nice head kicks.You cant knock a guy that makes a living teaching martial arts even tho you have to do some real commercial crap to help pay the bills, Barry

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    The thing that botehrs me about Vunak is that he always has his mouth wide open when ever there is a picture of him thowing a technique. Good way to get a broken jaw. Is he the same way on his training tapes????

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