French martial art Savate: the history of the formation of
Savate is not very popular in the modern world - maybe because of it does not know so many people in principle. Practicing this contact sport and people are called Savater can literally send the opponent a knockout one good slap in the face. Or foot, not for nothing that many of savate is called "box down".
Adherents savate boast of belonging to one of the oldest and they think, noble combat systems of the world. However, they simply forget, where, how and in what circumstances sprang the way to put the foe in place. We decided to do educational work and to show why savate is called a tavern fight and whether to use it in real life.
What it is
French style of fighting, which comprises applying an opponent kicks and hands, and legs work, mainly on the lower level. Hands is performed mainly protection function: classic savate allows to beat the enemy only open palm. Slap in the face, sir!
How did the
His appearance is required Savate French sailors, who did not hesitate to use the skills in deck brawls in bars and taverns. Actually, modern Savate is only collected various material, in general, military equipment, soldiers who used the sheet, and an anchor for protection against ground enemies.
French kickboxing has become probably one of the first popular in Europe, major weapons systems, make full use of kicks. Before his appearance noble gentlemen (and so are themselves even last regulars roadside tavern), fought only with their fists. Kicking the enemy is not considered a sport, so the French, with their innovation, long time were the real kings of constant fights.
Savate French word translates literally as "old shoe". Why? Yes, simply because the sailors for centuries new shoes are not worn and beaten foe worn and did not shy. At first, savate was called "the Marseille game": in this city, the sailors were not only apply have already drawn up a fighting style, but also to teach him to friends on the deck.
Features of the Marseille game
In the early days of savate, the authorities legally forbidden punches the opponent. Working hands were so heavy that of tavern brawls every leaving your feet if left at all - and did not need any weapons. It is widely regarded that kicks Marseilles sailors began to use a reflex, because they could beat only one hand while holding the second to grab hold of something - Marine habit. The English, for a long time looked contemptuously at the French ignorant, allow yourself to touch a noble British Profile Old worn boot. For which he went to the bruises.
The basic style of the authors of
Street fight turned into a sports enthusiast, two French, Michel Cassius, and Charles Lecourt. Casso savate opened the first school in 1825, banning, incidentally, are favorite tavern techniques like head butting, eye and vytsarapyvaniya chokehold. His disciple Charles Lecourt altered Savate, allowing his followers to beat his fist instead of an open palm and added as a compulsory subject, fencing on a cane.
Fencing on canes
Kahn, or fencing on a cane, sailors, and then the common people engaged in for purely practical purposes. As punching, the government prohibited the duel with swords - but says nothing about the clubs. Such improvised means for street fights practical founders of savate miss could not. Now Canon is only used as a competitive discipline.