Vacon is a hybrid martial art used by the Peruvian military personnel and local police to prevent crime in impoverished areas. It was founded in the early 1980s by a former marine and jujutsu expert from the Lima district of Villa el Salvador broadcasting the propaganda of his martial arts through books and local television.

The martial art of vacón is a mixture between older martial arts like jujitsu with vicious street fighting techniques known and used around the shantytowns (pueblo jovenes) on the outskirts of Lima.

Unknown to many martial art competitors outside Peru, this serves in the purest form of street brutality, and self defense. The main objective is to know when you can attack with extreme power and disrupting the opponent’s equilibrium. Armlocks and chokeholds are commonly used.