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by Kevin Menard

There is a Basque art similar to [the French fighting style] Savate called Zipota (shoe) which also survives and contains some stick-fencing. It 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 Malika. Several practitioners have competed very successfully in Savate-Boxe Francaise and la canne de combat.

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