Daniel “the Jet” in a Savate competition

Saturday, February 25, 2012, 10:46

On the 16th of March Daniel “the Jet” Zahra will once again represent Malta in a professional Martial Arts match. This time he will compete against a Savate practitioner from Marseille.

Together with his instructor, Master Noel Mercieca, Zarha will go to France to compete in a professional full contact match of 5 rounds of 2 minutes each. His adversary in Marseille will be Laurient Debon. The rules for this fight will be those of Savate which include the normal full contact Kickboxing rules and the use of special boots used in this discipline.

Savate is a French Martial Art which is also known as French Kickboxing. This sport was originally created by French sailors in case they had to defend themselves while at sea. This style varies from Kickboxing due to the fact that it allows kicks to the front of the legs and the use of special shoes which have reinforced toes

This it is the first time that a Maltese Kickboxer will compete in this discipline. For Zahra this will be his second professional match after he won the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) European Kickboxing Title Belt last December.

Master Mercieca together with Sensei Charlo Spiteri started giving Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) classes at the Ying Yang Kickboxing club. Sensei Spiteri is a MMA practitioner who trained under Roger Gracie in the UK. For more information go to www.yingyangkickboxing.com or contact Master Noel Mercieca on 79208283 or merciecanoel@yahoo.co.uk


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