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This article doesn't aim to prove which style of boxing is better.It simply aims to give you an overview of the benefits of Boxing and Savate as seen by practitioners of each discipline. One thing is for sure, reading Julien and Anthony's passionate accounts will give you an itch to get boxing!
For me, boxing is a very good way to manage my emotions and channel my energy. You always need to keep a cool head when it comes to boxing! Strength of mind is really important and serves me really well all the time!
Do you have a special message for anyone who hasn't tried boxing before?
I've been boxing for 10 years now and I really love to promote the sport, which unfortunately still suffers from some prejudices. The atmosphere and training sessions are very friendly and helping one another is a shared value among boxers.
So don't hold back, give it a try, whether just for an hour or for life, to release stress or get back into sport, I'd recommend that everyone out there get themselves to a boxing club and discover the many benefits of this sport!
Another important thing: I've always found great respect both from my colleagues at the club as well as from my opponents. No matter the outcome of the fight, to me the salute has always seemed an important way of separating the combat phase of the sport from the return to real life. Of course, because we all need to start somewhere, supporting, teaching, learning, and helping one another are always important for progressing in a very technical sport.
Do you have a special message for anyone who hasn't tried Savate before?
Something which also really surprised me was that I expected to be training in a very masculine environment. But at the three clubs I attended (in the North of Francs, in Paris and in the Alps), there was always a very challenging female presence! Admittedly, flexibility isn't usually a male preserve...
While I slowed down my training after my studies, Savate remains a sport that I love and would highly recommend! The first step is always the hardest, and you need to be able to let go of prejudices to make the most of this highly technical and noble sport. Apart from the official clothing - I must say that a unitard... well...
You're both true ambassadors for your sports. Your accounts are really inspiring and highlight the values and benefits of the different types of boxing. To conclude, I'll leave you with this very relevant comment by Anthony:
"It's quite funny, because in the end, there's a lot of overlap in our experiences! So I guess there's a shared mindset for boxing in general! :)"
ANDREW, PRIVILEGED INTERVIEWER AND COMBAT SPORTS ENTHUSIAST