On Sunday 22nd July, Savate Cambridge held its Midsummer Open, supported by Cambridge Academy. Following on from the Training Seminar with Smael Mayouf (Saturday 21st July), this was an opportunity to take part in a friendly Savate Assaut competition. The event was open to savateurs from any club and included several weight categories for men, women, boys and girls. 

We were honoured to welcome Smaël Mayouf to teach in Cambridge on a hot sunny day in July. Smaël is a true champion in both ability and manner, with the highest level technical skills. He has won French, European, and World Championship titles. The most recent being the European Savate Assaut Championships in 2017.

On October 2017, Maul Mornie returned to Cambridge Academy for a two day seminar covering aspects of the Silat Suffian Bela Diri system. Thirty CAMA members and friends attended the seminar. On the first day, Maul focussed on training with the knife for spatial awareness and perception of movement.

Morgan Alexander, an Instructor at the Academy, recently competed in the 2016 Savate Assaut World Championships and Canne de Combat World Championships. Forty countries participated in the championships, which were both held in Varazdin, Croatia.

In Savate Assaut, the objective is to make contact with ones opponent, using a variety of kicks and punches, ideally without the opponent scoring against you. Assaut bouts are judged on demonstrating superior technical skills and ability, including scoring points by making contact.

Cambridge Academy was honoured to host the first Viking Cup, over the weekend of 7th/8th May 2016. Four Viking countries participated in this international event: Finland, Germany, Great Britain and Ireland, including members of nine different clubs.