Savate / STX Kickboxing

Flexibility, grace, precision and masterful footwork are hallmarks of the kickboxing method derived from French Savate called Boxe Francaise. Learn more then contact us below or call 206-789-2411.


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Savate and STX Kickboxing Classes

MKG Martial Arts is one of the few schools in the country offering authentic instruction in French Savate Training.

We offer several classes per week in Savate for all levels. We have been hosting seminars for nearly 15 years with world class trainers from France.

Learn precision, flexibility, angling and coordination of upper and lower body!

Our classes feature partner combinations, pad work, heavy bag, shadowboxing and more. A great workout with a truly martial art look and feel.

Our students LOVE it.

Things you will learn

Here are a few things you will learn when you take MKG's Savate and STX classes

Basic self defense

A sense of community





Begginer friendly


Manage stress

Base martial arts skills


Overall fitness

The art of Savate

Technically called Boxe Francaise, this art employs graceful kicks and effective combinations of hand and foot strikes into a truly unique kickboxing art. Develop effective timing and reactions without risk of injury. Footwork is king in Savate. Muay Thai, kickboxing and MMA practitioners are really missing an opportunity to expand their repertoire through Savate training.

Our “go at your own pace” classes challenges the beginning student as well as the instructor/advanced level students in a SAFE, fun and positive environment.

A great way to work towards your fitness goals, relieve stress and gain personal self defense capabilities.

The emphasis on discipline and respect helps develop positive character traits in people of all ages.


Gled D

Google Review

MKG is not a gym, it is a martial arts school. You can get a work out and hit or kick a heavy bag anywhere. But if you really want to LEARN martial arts and immerse yourself in multiple art forms, then you owe it to yourself to give MKG a try. I took my first Phase/Mixed Arts class at MKG about 8 years ago and have been enrolled at the school since. I consider the students and instructors at MKG some of my dearest friends, more like a part of my extended family. The sense of community is second to none.


Bruce S

Google Review

I have been training at MKG for 5 years now, and continue to be impressed with the quality of martial arts instruction. The instructors are awesome, your training partners are enthusiastic, and the training facilities are top notch. Plus, it's one of the few schools in the country that teaches savate. Seriously, if you want to train in martial arts, come check out MKG.


Google Review

MKG is an amazing place to train, I never felt better than when I was training there. The people are incredible, and I only felt self concious for the first few days of class, after that I felt like I belonged. Everyone is easy to talk to, and the trainers are all great people. I recommend it for anyone either trying to get into shape, or learn martial arts. It's a great place to train.

Corrine B...

Yelp Review

I've NEVER had so much fun working out. And working out was my original intention for starting martial arts classes but I didn't know I would enjoy learning about the different types of arts they teach. I started only going to two classes a week but now do 6 classes a week.


Lonnie N...

Yelp Review

I've moved around a lot in my life, and since I've been a life-long martial artist, this means I have trained in a lot of different schools. I've been at MKG since April of 2012, and have to say that I have never trained at a finer martial arts educational institution.


Tim P...

Yelp Review

There are no egos at MKG, I sense that the instructors and advanced students place the needs of the beginning and intermediate students above their own. MKG also host some of the world's foremost instructors who teach seminars on the weekends; there is so much going on its hard to keep track of it all.



Certified Savate Training classes here in Seattle

Our school is officially registered as an affiliate with the California Association of La Boxe Francaise Savate in conjunction with our mentor Professor Salem Assli of France.

Since Savate training is a bit rare in the United States here is a short video of Professor Assli and some combinations from this art from one of his instructional videos produced in the 90’s.

Keep in mind this was produced for competitors at a high level.

Don’t worry…we do not wear the tights!

French Kickboxing

Sneak Peek Savate Video

We have to tell you first...we don't wear the tights from France!  Don't worry!  Ha...

Seriously though, if you like kickboxing and martial arts then you've got to love Savate.  This video provides a nice history but also some footage of Professor Salem showcasing the levels of grace, fluidity and flexibility you can develop studying this art.

Come try it at MKG Seattle.  206-789-2411.

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