Schiaffi e calci (slaps and kicks) or schiafferia co’ i cauci in Pugliese is a traditional southern Italian martial art that goes back to the late 18th Century. You can only kick below the waist and you wear normal shoes. Above the waist you can slap because old the old penal code striking with a fist was illegal but it was okay to slap the crap out of someone. But it’s nothing like karate or kick-boxing. You fight in a clinch.
When you’re in a clinch you use trips, kicks, back heels and stamps to their legs, and upperbody wrestling, and slaps and testata (head-butting) to the head. You want to try and knock them down. It goes on until someone gives up. But if you was using it in self-defence you’re supposed to stamp on them before they get up or in the old days use your spurs on them.