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  • #31
    Originally posted by SegaSaturnGamer View Post
    You are quite wrong about Savate. During the late 1800s and early 1900s Savate was one of the biggest sports in France (as big as football/soccer). Savate clubs and fight rings were so common in France that every town had one and Savate tournaments were hugely popular. It wasn't until after most of the masters of Savate were killed in World War 1 that Savate became primarily known only by those educated, in the military, and those often engaging in street fights. Prior to World War 1 most French men knew at least the basic boxing techniques and kicks such as the chasse lateral or at least heard of Savate. In fact Savate was so common before WW1 that every uneducated gangsters and uneducated criminals were at the very least adept at Savate.
    Here is a link:
    http://defensedanslarue.wordpress.co...french-apache/
    Before ww1 ! but during WW2 nobody knew something about the forgotten savate, exepted maybe "les traine savates" pendant l'exode de 40"

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    • #32
      Originally posted by grosnain View Post
      Before ww1 ! but during WW2 nobody knew something about the forgotten savate, exepted maybe "les traine savates" pendant l'exode de 40"
      So true. In fact if it wasn't for Roger Lafond(he is the reason why Savate still has a hardcore following and group of practitioners in France, research him is is quite an interesting person!) Savate would have been lost in history and forgotten save by a few nobels and French soldiers.

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