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DBMA Martial Arts Forum => Martial Arts Topics => Topic started by: Crafty_Dog on November 10, 2006, 10:27:42 AM

Title: Savate
Post by: Crafty_Dog on November 10, 2006, 10:27:42 AM
Woof All:

Ever since0 my days with Paul Vunak some 20 years ago, I have had high regard for Savate.  Indeed, Savate is one of the minor influences on DBMA.

I just saw a post on another forum that FitTV is going to be having a serious documentary on Nov. 22 which may also play on the History Channel. 

Does anyone have more specific information?

Title: Re: Savate
Post by: Sheep Dog on November 10, 2006, 10:34:17 PM
If it is the show I saw it is not so much a serious documentary as it is a show about a french Canadian woman who goes to France to learn the art. If you can ignore her the show is great. There are though some appaling historical rereations, and vignettes.
Title: Re: Savate
Post by: Guard Dog on November 11, 2006, 04:51:27 AM
There is also "The Deadly Arts" on Savat which plays on FitTV regularly.

Title: Re: Savate
Post by: Crafty_Dog on January 15, 2007, 10:59:13 PM
Woof All:

Just a quick yip here to say that as time goes by I appreciate Savate more and more.  It is one of the systems upon which we draw for our kicking (Krabi Krabong and Panajakman/Sikaran being the two other main influences, with smatterings of Jun Fan Gung Fu).

Things I like about Savate:

1) the kicks are designed to take advantage of shoes.
2) properly done, the kicks are incredibly speeding, non-telegraphic and can change target mid-delivery-- lots of PIA
3) the kicks do not require a commitment of body mass the way Muay Thai does
4) the kicking concept includes a high level of understanding concerning where to put the foot down.

Although I am a certified "white glove" (roughly "advanced intermediate") my Savate comes principally from Paul Vunak, who got his from Daniel Duby.  My sense of things is that Paul had some distinctive approaches to his Savate--whether these were his development or from Duby I cannot say.

Regardless, this way of doing things interfaces very well with the other structures upon which we draw in our Kali Tudo.

Guro Crafty