We are happy to announce a NEW Martial Arts Class beginning Summer Quarter 2011! Also known as "French Kickboxing", Boxe Francaise Savate is a competitive martial art that uses hands and feet as weapons. Born as a self-defense technique taught in the streets of French cities like Paris and Marseille, Savate is also an internationally-recognized sport and is utilized as a great source of cardiovascular exercise. The martial art emphasizes footwork, balance, agility, and timing in unison with striking attacks. In this class you will practice kicking and punching techniques, utilize padwork and partner drills for practical self-defense application, and learn the historical and cultural aspects of Savate.
When - Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:15pm-8:15pm
Where - John Wooden Center, Gold Room
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Instructor - Peter Thomas
Peter Thomas, a Martial Arts instructor, competitor, and fitness and naturopathic medicine enthusiast was raised in Chicago, Illinois and Southern California. He continues to be a dedicated student of martial arts under instructors Dan Inosanto and Daniel Sullivan. He currently holds certificates in Jeet Kune Do and the Southeast Asian martial arts system known as Kali, is a Full Instructor in Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) under Master Ajarn Chai Sirisute and the Thai Boxing Association, and is also a Silver Glove Instructor in Savate (French Kickboxing). Peter won the National Championships in Savate in 2006 and fought for Team USA in Paris. Additionally, Peter is a fight choreographer and stunt coordinator for Hollywood films such as Kill Bill. He is a also proud to be a nationally-certified personal fitness trainer and loyal Yoga practitioner.
Recommended Items: We highly recommend boxing gloves (of at least 12 oz. in weight) and hand wraps for wrist protection. Also, please wear athletic shoes to class, Savate is unique in that shoes are worn during both training and competition.