Category Archives: French martial arts

Saber Fencing at Joinville-le-Pont, 1900-1914

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Savate; France, c. 1910

La boxe française (or savate) was part of the French military's close-combat training

La boxe française (or savate) was part of the French military’s close-combat training

There’s no indication at all that fire hydrants were part of the French army’s gymnastics apparatus…

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