Lutta Corsa

Lutta Corsa (the French name is Lutte corse; both mean “Corsican free fighting”) is an ancient, unarmed martial art developed from ancient pankration by shepherds on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Lutta corsa is a free-fighting art believed to have developed from Greek pankration wrestling and was traditionally practiced by shepherds on the Mediterranean island of...

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La Canne

La canne is a French martial arts weapon. It is a walking-stick designed for fighting. Standardized in 1970s for sporting competition, la canne is light, made of chestnut wood and slightly tapered. A padded suit and a fencing mask are worn for protection. The use of the cane as a weapon, as originally taught in weapons schools, was codified by the masters of savate so that the cane was...

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Gouren

Gouren is a style of wrestling which has been established in Brittany for several centuries. In France, gouren is overseen by the Fédération Française de Lutte (French Wrestling Federation). Gouren arrived on the Armorican peninsula in the 4th century with the large influx of Bretons. Initially, it was just the nobles who took part in it, but its practice spread through to the rest of...

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Baton Francais

The Baton Francais, French for “French staff”, also known as French stick fighting, is a European historical fencing discipline which uses a staff about 4 feet long. The techniques have much in common with longsword and quarterstaff. The origins of this system are lost in antiquity but probably share a common root with other European stick fighting systems such as quarterstaff,...

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Kinomichi

Kinomichi (氣之道) is a martial art in the tradition of budo, developed from the Japanese art aikido by Masamichi Noro and founded in Paris, France, in 1979. Masamichi Noro was one of the live-in students (uchideshi) of Morihei Ueshiba the founder of aikido. Designated “Delegate for Europe and Africa” by Morihei Ueshiba, Noro debarked in Marseille on September 3,...

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Savate In Popular Culture

The Savate | What is Savate | Savate History | Savate and French Weaponry | Savate Knife Fencing | Martial Art Sport of France | Origins of Savate | The Street Shoes | Ranking and Rules | Defence in Savate | Savate Disciplines | The French Connection | Savate In Popular Culture | Thinking Man’s Kickboxing | Batons of Western Mediterranean | The Chair Combat In...

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Savate The Thinking Man’s Kickboxing

The Savate | What is Savate | Savate History | Savate and French Weaponry | Savate Knife Fencing | Martial Art Sport of France | Origins of Savate | The Street Shoes | Ranking and Rules | Defence in Savate | Savate Disciplines | The French Connection | Savate In Popular Culture | Thinking Man’s Kickboxing | Batons of Western Mediterranean | The Chair Combat When...

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Defence in Savate

The Savate | What is Savate | Savate History | Savate and French Weaponry | Savate Knife Fencing | Martial Art Sport of France | Origins of Savate | The Street Shoes | Ranking and Rules | Defence in Savate | Savate Disciplines | The French Connection | Savate In Popular Culture | Thinking Man’s Kickboxing | Batons of Western Mediterranean | The Chair Combat With...

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Savate Ranking and Rules

The Savate | What is Savate | Savate History | Savate and French Weaponry | Savate Knife Fencing | Martial Art Sport of France | Origins of Savate | The Street Shoes | Ranking and Rules | Defence in Savate | Savate Disciplines | The French Connection | Savate In Popular Culture | Thinking Man’s Kickboxing | Batons of Western Mediterranean | The Chair...

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Savate Disciplines

The Savate | What is Savate | Savate History | Savate and French Weaponry | Savate Knife Fencing | Martial Art Sport of France | Origins of Savate | The Street Shoes | Ranking and Rules | Defence in Savate | Savate Disciplines | The French Connection | Savate In Popular Culture | Thinking Man’s Kickboxing | Batons of Western Mediterranean | The Chair Combat A...

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