Zipota

Zipota is a Basque martial art similar to the French fighting style savate which also survives and includes some stick-fencing. Zipota (which means shoe) is a very rough sport, involving a lot of leaping kicks and throws even in competition.

The use of the Basque walking stick, a light five foot shepherd’s staff, is taught in an aligned discipline called Makila. Several practitioners have competed very successfully in Savate-Boxe Francaise and la canne de combat.