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Michel Casseux, also known as "Pisseux"[1] (1794 - 1869) was a Savate instructor.[2] He is widely considered one of the pioneers of this sport.[3] He is even repeatedly credited as its inventor.[4] [5][6]

Life[edit]

Based on streetfighting techniques he developed around 1820 "L'art de la savate".[7] [8] He banned certain street-fighting manners and developed a regulated system for self-defense and competition.[9][10] Due to his efforts the new sport got even eligible for members of the French upper class who consequently attended his Savate gym. [11][12] Casseux elaborated the first training system for Savate and his gym (or "salle") was the first official Savate dojo at all.[13]

Legacy[edit]

It was his student and successor Charles Lecour who eventually added boxing techniques to Savate and made it what is nowadays established as French Boxing. [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Savate". Retrieved 2011-08-26. "The first person to make an attempt to systematise savate was Michel Casseux (aka) Pisseux" 
  2. ^ "Savate". Retrieved 2011-08-26. "The very first person who attempted to make a system out of savate was Michel Casseux, who opened the first training establishment for it." 
  3. ^ "Savate". Retrieved 2011-08-26. "Two men were key in taking Savate out of the streets and into the modern sport world, Michel Casseux and Charles Lecour" 
  4. ^ "Savate". Retrieved 2011-08-26. "The creation of Savate is attributed in part to Michael Casseux" 
  5. ^ "Savate". Retrieved 2011-08-26. "1820 :Michel Casseux invente la Savate :combat de rue dont les coups sont donnés avec la chaussure et les mains ouvertes" 
  6. ^ "La Savate-boxe française, exception culturelle française!". Retrieved 2011-08-26. "En 1825 le maître d'armes Michel Casseux est le premier à enseigner l'art de la savate : l'escrime des pieds." 
  7. ^ "Historique Savate baton defense". Retrieved 2011-08-26. "Michel CASSEUX... est connu comme le premier Français à avoir recensé et organisé les différentes manières de se battre... dans les dans un traité qu'il appela "l'Art de la Savate"" 
  8. ^ "Savate boxe française". Retrieved 2011-08-26. "D'abord pratiquée essentiellement dans la rue, c'est Michel Casseux qui a décidé de codifier ce sport" 
  9. ^ "La Savate". Retrieved 2011-08-26. "La méthodologie de la Savate s'est développée sous l'influence de Michel Casseux" 
  10. ^ "Savate offers kickboxing with soles". Retrieved 2011-08-26. "Casseux defined and categorized these fighting techniques and then taught them to the rich and other members of high society, thus popularizing the art" 
  11. ^ "Savate: From Street Fighting to Modern Sport". Retrieved 2011-08-26. "Casseux worked on defining the techniques in street fighting and promoting them into a new version of chausson and savate for his rich students." 
  12. ^ "A look at the European Martial Art of Savate by Peter Lockhart". Retrieved 2011-08-26. "he instructed many noblemen and famous students in his "salle" or gym." 
  13. ^ "History of Savate". Retrieved 2014-01-29. "Whilst Savate was originally regarded as a method of street-fighting, as time went on it gradually started to become systemized. The very first 'official' Savate training establishment 'Salle' was opened by Michel Casseux, aka Pisseux" 
  14. ^ "Savate". Retrieved 2014-01-29. "Charles Lecour, a one time pupil of Michel Casseux, assimilated the French kicking methods and combined them with English boxing to create la boxe francais" 

External links[edit]

Homepage International Savate Federation


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