Canne de Combat Seminar 11&12 MAY with 2 times World Champion



Gemeiner Academy of Savate,
Australia’s official member of the Federation Internationale de Savate
Proudly presents

Canne de Combat Seminar
11&12 MAY 2019
with 2 times World Champion
Nicole Holzmann

La Canne is a French martial art that uses a canne or cane (a kind of walking stick) designed for fighting and competition. A product of French history La Canne was developed during the very early 1800s for self defence and was often taught alongside Savate -French boxing. Today Canne de Combat is a balance of technique, timing, distance and perception making it ideal for fitness, recreation and sport. The unique tactical applications of Canne de Combat will augment the study of other stick fighting and fencing methods. Training is suitable for teenagers and adults from beginners to advance.

About Nicole Holzmann -2 times world champion

Nicole was born in 1982 in Frankfurt in the heart of Germany. During her studies of Chemistry at the University of Marburg, she discovered Canne de Combat that was part of the university’s sport curriculum. She joined the university group in 2007. Today, Nicole holds the highest technical grade of Canne de Combat, the Pommeau jaune (yellow pommel). Focusing on Canne de Combat, she has also obtained a good background in associated disciplines Savate (French Kickboxing), Bâton (staff), Double Canne and Canne Chausson. In recent years, she has been coaching and teaching in national and international Canne courses, workshops and seminars. Winning the European Championship in 2013 and the World Championships in 2016 and 2018, she is until today the only non-French ever having won an international title in the history of Canne de Combat. Nicole has obtained her PhD in Quantum Chemistry in 2013 and has worked in science ever since. With her life and sparring partner she lives in Oxfordshire, in the south of England.

Saturday 11th May, 1:00pm ~ 5:00pm
Sunday 12th May, 1:00pm ~ 5:00pm

Southern Cross Martial Arts Helensvale
2/54 Kingston Drive, Helensvale, Gold Coast, Queensland 4212

Booking essential:
For booking and further information contact – gemeineracademy(at)

$90 for both days combined – payment at the door
$60 each single day – payment at the door

Training canes will be provided on loan at the seminars. Attendees should wear runners, wrestling boots or other athletic training footwear. Athletic footwear cannot be worn directly from the street onto the mats of the training facility. Training footwear must be put on only once inside the training facility. We recommend wearing comfortable athletic clothing- something you can freely move around in. Please bring drinking water and an open mind in which to learn new and fun skills.