“By 1874 Paris was swarming with vagabonds. Consisting mostly of juvenile delinquents, these ten thousand or so ruffians would evolve into a new generation of street-fighter, banding into a gang which came to be known as the Apache.” (Excerpted from The Dirty Tricks of the French Apache By Craig Gemeiner)
The word “Apache” (pronounced “ah – PAHASH”) is a Parisian term used to describe the French street gangs of the early 1900s. The era’s local newspapers often described the violence perpetrated by these gangs as synonymous with the ferocity of Apache Indians in battle.”
This in-person class reviews the dirty tricks of the Apache street gangs and the self defense systems developed by the French Savate Masters including Vigny, Renuad, Andre and Dubious, developed to counter the brutal attacks of these French thugs.
The class will review Vigny La Canne, Basic defenses, kicks, punches and close quarter combat