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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.]


(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
There will also be live combat demonstrations and workshops showcasing boxing from around the world, French Savate, Korean Taekwondo and Indian Gatka.
Lors d'une reunion tenue mardi apres-midi a Tunis a l'occasion de la celebration du 20e anniversaire de l'association tunisienne de boxe francaise (Savate) en presence de Julie Gabriel et Gilles Le Duigou, respectivement presidente et vice-president de la Federation internationale de boxe francaise Savate, les participants ont appele a la creation de la federation tunisienne de savate, afin de promouvoir davantage cette discipline qui a donne au sport Tunisien plusieurs titres mondiaux chez les hommes et les dames.
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?
weir at sutarwadi, walur, bhosalewadi, yelur, koparde, shirgaon, savate sawarde, sarud patne and kadavi medium project tal shahuwadi for the year 2016 17
Fueron 44 paises los que participaron en Paris, donde se presentaron 22 deportes, de los cuales seis fueron de exhibicion; pelota vasca, baston de combate, canotaje canadiense, savate, voleibol y polo.
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.
The Frenchman taught him Parisian French, Savate, and stick-fighting.
L'attention, les oreilles, les ames, l'abonne, la societe, tomberent aux cancans, aux medisances, aux calomnies, a la curee des basses anecdotes, a la savate des personnalites, aux lessives de linge sale, a la guerre servile de l'envie, aux biographies deposees au bas de la gloire, a tout ce qui diminue, en un mot, l'honneur de chacun dans la conscience de tous.
Thai, Karate, Taekwondo, Savate, San Shou, kickboxing, western-style boxing, and other martial arts.
Fifteen Olympic and non-Olympic games are currently on the program: aikido, boxing, fencing, judo, ju-jitsu, karate, kendo, kickboxing, Muay Thai, sambo, savate, sumo, taekwondo, wrestling, and wushu.