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 (sə-văt′, -vät′)
A form of boxing in which kicking as well as punching is permitted.

[French, from Old French, old shoe.]
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(Boxing) a form of boxing in which blows may be delivered with the feet as well as the hands
[C19: from French, literally: old worn-out shoe; related to sabot]
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The thieves had already approached Andrea, some screaming, "La savate -- La savate!"* a cruel operation, which consists in cuffing a comrade who may have fallen into disgrace, not with an old shoe, but with an iron-heeled one.
On m'a offert des produits cosmetiques, une eau de Cologne, un foulard, une robe d'hotesse, une paire de savate et des lingettes [beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-elle cite.
There will also be live combat demonstrations and workshops showcasing boxing from around the world, French Savate, Korean Taekwondo and Indian Gatka.
Classes range from free to paid-for (PS50 unlimited per month for adults and PS40 for children) and include the following disciplines: catch wrestling, savate thai cross kickboxing, combat submission wrestling and mixed martial arts.
SAVATE A Soap with perfume B Boxing with the use of the feet C Tract of level land with low vegetation who am I?
President de la Federation royale marocaine de kick boxing, muaythai, savate et disciplines assimilees, Driss El Hilali est egalement vice-president de la Federation internationale de muaythai.
savate, karate, Muay Thai, sanshou, Jiu Jitsu, judo, ninjitsu, kung fu,
The Frenchman taught him Parisian French, Savate, and stick-fighting.