Bakom, also called vacón, is a martial arts created in Peru and considered lethal.The art combines different martial arts, street combat techniques from the slums and fuleria (prison fighting techniques) from the prisons of Lima, together creating a deadly and effective fighting style (Academic, n.d.). The goal is to inflict injury and harm to the opponent in a short span of time. The use of hidden weapons and techniques for distracting and surprise are allowed. Arm locks, chokeholds and extreme punches are also part of it. Fighting using bakom techniques often ends in the dead of one of the opponents (ca¡POW!era 2012).
Bakom is founded on the streets and prisons of Lima, Peru in the 1980s by former marine, former convict, street fighter and jujutsu master Roberto Puch Bezada. Bakom is a constantly adapting martial art (Academic, n.d.).
- Puch Bezada, Roberto (2004), Bakom: El Arte Marcial Peruano