The Fédération Internationale de Savate is the global federation for the sport of Savate and its associated disciplines. Savate is a combat sport, which originated in France in the 18th century. It was a demonstration sport in the 1924 Olympic Games, and is now practised worldwide for competition and for leisure.
Savate proposes 4 main qualities: Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, Effectiveness, which develop fair play, discipline, respect of the rules and of the person, training and performance. It is a sport of opposition where technical quality is taken into account in the decision.
FISav organises Senior World Championships in three disciplines: Assaut, Combat and Canne de Combat. We also organise World Youth Championships in Assaut. We promote clean competition, fair play, health and education for all participants. International Savate competitions are known for their atmosphere of friendship and good sportsmanship.