Posted On:9/26/2009 8:59am
Style: BJJ, Sambo
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.
Posted On:9/26/2009 11:22pm
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
He's one of the last real old-school savate and canne masters. I suggest using BabelFish or Google Translate to read the website.
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Posted On:9/26/2009 11:59pm
I'm also interested in savate clubs.
Posted On:10/07/2009 6:28pm
Style: ti da shuai na
There are many good clubs in Paris. For your particular request, I'd recommend the Kajyn Club, a centrally located shared amenities space with instruction in a number of martial arts/combat sports, including savate (taught by silver gloves holder, runner-up in the all-France championships), BJJ (taught by a European Cup winning black belt) and Pancrase (taught by European Pancrase champion / pro MMA fighter).
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Posted On:10/18/2009 7:56pm
Thank you for your advice. The website is in French but I have sent them a note to iget more information.
Posted On:10/18/2009 11:45pm
Style: Judo, BJJ
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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