I want athletes from all over the world will be able to come to London this summer and participate in a sporting event to remember.
The London Savate International Open 2017 will provide a day of international sporting action, the chance for adults and children to get into the ring, for experienced athletes and beginners to develop, learn and challenge themselves. All will be welcome. Teams from around Europe are expected. Londoners can come and watch the unique kickboxing sport of Savate in action. New friendships will be made, old friendships will be rekindled, stories will be told and sporting tales will be created.
Savate, or French boxing, is an elegant kick-punch sport. It predates modern kickboxing by 150 years and is arguably more elegant and precise. Only the boots and gloves are allowed to make contact. At the London International Open 2017 only Assaut - without force - strikes will be permitted, meaning the result is decided by points, style, technique and flourish.
The hall, floor and equipment hire that are essential to make this day a success come at a cost. I am crowdfunding from all potential attendees, spectators, supporters and friends towards a truly great event.