Anybody heard of "Zapota"?

Discussion in 'Misc. Knife Arts' started by geezer, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. geezer

    geezer Member

    Over on Martial Arts Talk I heard mention of a guy named Clyde in the Dallas area who works a Tejano blade art called Zapota. Anybody know anything about it?
     
  2. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Zipota is a controversial art taught in Texas but alleged to be of Basque origin--a variant of French savate. The saca tripa knife is associated with it.
     
  3. gagimilo

    gagimilo Member

    Yeah, I heard of it in the context of Basque origin as well.
     
  4. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    There seems to be real disagreement about whether it's authentically Basque or just a recent creation that is being passed off as such.
     

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