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  1. #76
    Quote Originally Posted by goju View Post
    I never liked the way alot of them kick. It looks like its intentionally stiff legged and doesnt have the fluid whip of other styles
    I don't like their pants.

  2. #77
    We just don't think of France as a place for martial arts and fighters.
    Except Cheick Kongo, of course.
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    This is 100% TCMA principle. It may be used in non-TCMA also. Since I did learn it from TCMA, I have to say it's TCMA principle.
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    We should not use "TCMA is more than combat" as excuse for not "evolving".

    You can have Kung Fu in cooking, it really has nothing to do with fighting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellen Bassette View Post
    We just don't think of France as a place for martial arts and fighters.
    Except Cheick Kongo, of course.
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    I've done Savate before, good art and very mobile. There's a lot of chambering, and it's very much based on maintaining a beat to your movement.

    Proper savate kicks very hard, and with very penetrating kicks.

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    We don't talk about it because it's French. No one wants to talk about the French.

    And Fa Xing said penetrating!
    For whoso comes amongst many shall one day find that no one man is by so far the mightiest of all.

  6. #81
    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas View Post
    We don't talk about it because it's French. No one wants to talk about the French.

    And Fa Xing said penetrating!
    and they wear silly pants.


    hehehehe Penetrating.

  7. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by MightyB View Post
    and they wear silly pants.
    Shhhhh there might be modern Wushu players around!
    Quote Originally Posted by YouKnowWho View Post
    This is 100% TCMA principle. It may be used in non-TCMA also. Since I did learn it from TCMA, I have to say it's TCMA principle.
    Quote Originally Posted by YouKnowWho View Post
    We should not use "TCMA is more than combat" as excuse for not "evolving".

    You can have Kung Fu in cooking, it really has nothing to do with fighting!

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    Many people don't know that Savate also trains the "walking stick" as a weapon, case in point:
    Psalms 144:1
    Praise be my Lord my Rock,
    He trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas View Post
    We don't talk about it because it's French. No one wants to talk about the French.

    And Fa Xing said penetrating!
    Penetyrating French fries, good for what make you fat and USA just loves those fries! Finger licking good, even with the word French in it!

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    French Savate is primarily a kicking art, but they also have some pretty good punching techniques as well. They do a lot of dancing like boxers too. I once had a discussion with a fine Savate artist, and he told me that he only kicked high when it was pretty much a guarantee. Mostly low kicks and sweeps, bringing an opponents defenses down to allow hand techniques to be more effective. After all said and done, I think I could have fought him, but would not have really wanted to.
    Jackie Lee

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    Savate was created on the decks of French Ships that traveled trade routes in asia in the 16 and 1700s.

    The French sailors were fascinated with the Asian fighting styles they witnessed and developed it from that. that is the broad 80.000ft view, but it is more or less what happened. IE: It is not particular to France and was adopted traditions that became particularly French.
    Kung Fu is good for you.

  12. #87
    Quote Originally Posted by David Jamieson View Post
    IE: It is not particular to France and was adopted traditions that became particularly French.
    You're talking about those silly pants aren't you.
    Last edited by MightyB; 03-06-2013 at 11:44 AM.

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    French boxing (savate) in the military - 1898-1900



    Quote Originally Posted by MightyB View Post
    I don't like their pants.
    Never mind their pants. They got cool hats!
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