The majority of participants train and compete in assaut, where the emphasis is on style and technique, and only touch contact is allowed. All touches must be controlled and delivered without force. Protection is worn to further ensure safety.
A form of competition for the most experienced fighters. Combat fighters, male and female, are highly trained athletes, who are scored on technique, precision, efficiency and fighting spirit.
French cane evolved alongside Savate in the early 19th century. Gentlemen carried canes, both as a fashion accesorry and for reasons of self-defence. Canne de combat is now practised primarily as a sport, with an emphasis on agility, co-ordination and graceful movement.