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10/24/09 6:51 PM
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Lechernich
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Anyone ever heard of it? There's not much information available on the net but it's supposed to be a Basque art of self-defense.
10/29/09 1:08 AM
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phauna
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From The Way of the Warrior by Chris Crudelli:

"Despite Zipota's disputed origins, experts believe this little known Basque fighting style was similar to the French sport of Savate and included stick fighting, mostly with a Basque walking stick. The name probably refers to the Basque word for 'shoe' and, although literature on the subject is scarce, it is thought the art probably included a number of leaping and kicking techniques combined with throwing and punching, as seen in Savate."

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