Zipota, also known as Zipote, is a real-life fighting style taught primarily in Texas in the United States and is closely related to the French martial art of Savate. Both place an emphasis on kicks, though zipota has more throws and jump kicks, knee/shin and elbow strikes, joint manipulation and it includes aspects of stick fighting and knife fighting. Practitioners of the zipota are known as zipoteros (one who does zipote) or zipotones in Spanish. In Zipota, the usual stick weapon is called the makila. The knife is called the Saca Tripa. It also uses pelotas as a throwing weapon.