How common is Savate in French?

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  1. Charlitos1988

    Charlitos1988 Purple Belt

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    I mean some people here claimed that Judo, Karate and even dutch kickboxing are more popular than Savate in France (where Savate borned).

    but what happened with that histories about "sailormen use to fight on the seaport", "street fights using chasse basse were common"???

    So I got the idea that on underground spheres around midnight tough people use Savate to fight on the streets or a place like Remy stage of "Street Fighter 3: third strike", under bridges, on the drain or in dirty bars.

    I want an opinion of actual frenchmen about this.

    Because every time I think about France I imagine that kind of situations at night.
     
  2. Yamsha

    Yamsha White Belt

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    I used to live in France (6 years), and I think savate is pretty obscure even in France, not that many people know anything about it.
     
  3. Rvd Slmr

    Rvd Slmr Silver Belt

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    I'm pretty sure you can find way more Muai Thai clubs than savate's. Also judo is indeed by far the most popular martial art here.
     
  4. UpaLoompa

    UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    How common is it in French?
    I doubt more than a handful of words with equivalent meanings.
    Now, as to how common it is in France, I've no idea.
     
  5. Gawd

    Gawd Banned Banned

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    That's kinda sad, really. This is like kung fu supplanting wrestling as the most common martial art in Iowa. :(
     

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