The martial art of Bakom blends other martial arts such as jujutsu with street fighting techniques known and used around the shantytowns (pueblos jóvenes) on the outskirts of Lima, one of them being Villa el Salvador. The main objective is to know when to attack with power and disrupt an opponent's equilibrium. Armlocks and chokeholds are commonly used.
Bakom is a martial art designed to prevail over the opponent by quickly overwhelming and inflicting maximum injury. It is not unusual for confrontations to end with the death of one of the fighters, as it also incorporates the use of hidden weapons and deception in its practice.