At Trinity, Savate forms the basis of our competitive sparring structure. Students interested in sport competition are encouraged to pursue ranking through Savate Ontario or through Professor Salem Assli and the California Savate Association.

Savate traces its origins to French sailors at the port of Marseilles in the 1800’s. Savate is unique in the martial arts as a kicking style where the practitioners actually wear shoes, and those shoes are used as weapons to increase the damage done by kicks. Savateurs are famous for their pin-point rapid fire kicking skills and agile footwork. The use of the shoe as a weapon makes this style a particularly good fit for real world self defense.

Interested in learning more come to one of our classes.