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Shooto boxing (シュートボクシング)is a new martial art which is not only kicking and punching, but also allows the use of throwing and standing submission. It was developed from kickboxing by Caesar Takeshi. Kickboxing match(not Thai boxing) Kickboxing can be described as a generic term for a sporting martial art that, while similar to boxing, uses feet as well as hands for fighting. ...

Punching,kicking and throwing are allowed to be used in Shoot boxing.
Punching,kicking and throwing are allowed to be used in Shoot boxing.


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When the kickboxing boom had finished, and its broadcasting on Japanese TV waned around 1981, pro wrestling matches appeared in its wake. At that time, Caesar was looking for what he could do after retiring from his kickboxing career. Then he saw Satoru Sayama, a professional wrestler. Although he fought in the rings of the UWF, he was also trying to found a form of martial arts called "Shooting", which is the old name of shooto. In addition, Carl Gotch told him that "There are many martial arts which you haven't known." This made Caesar to seek out a new martial arts. Finally, in August 1985, he found "shoot boxing", and he promoted the first promotion of shoot boxing on 1985-09-01. Although Caesar was a promoter, he also fought as a shoot boxer. The original Japanese-based Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF) was a Japanese professional wrestling promotion from 1984 to 1986, formed by wrestlers who had left New Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Shooto is a modern mixed martial arts organization in Japan especially known for its fighters at or under 155 pounds, and a style practiced by those who compete in the organization. ... Shooto is a modern mixed martial arts organization in Japan especially known for its fighters at or under 155 pounds, and a style practiced by those who compete in the organization. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ...

Match form



There are 2 types of matches: Expert class and Freshman class. The length of an Expert class match is 3 rounds of 5 minutes each. If a winner isn't determined in 5 rounds, they will keep adding an extra round of 3 minutes until a winner is decided. The interval between rounds is 1 minute.

The length of a Freshman class match is 3 rounds of 3 minutes each. If a winner isn't determined in 3 rounds, there are extra rounds of 3 minutes unlimitedly until a winner is decided. The interval between rounds is also 1 minute.




In the three second, wear an unified team ware. It doesn't admit a figure like the T-shirt and the jeans.However, the T-shirt is good if it is the one of the team unification. Fighter wears the costume, which was approved from the society commission and does fight. Fighter does fight using the glove, which the society commission authorized. The society commission must not put no fighter to the body to the thing except the approved fight equipment.

Weight division



  • Old denomination

Shoot boxing association used to fix follwing weightdivisions.

Name of class Weight
Owlweight class -kg
Cardinalweight -kg
Seagulweight -kg
Super seagulweight -kg
Junior falconweight -kg
Falconweight -kg
Junior hawkweight -kg
Hawkweight -kg
Eagleweight -kg
Super eagleweight -kg
  • New denomination

Shoot boxing Association fixed following weight divisions. Jump to: navigation, search Families Strigidae Tytonidae An owl is any of some 200+ species of solitary, mainly nocturnal birds of prey in the order Strigiformes. ... Genera Periporphyrus Saltator Caryothraustes Parkerthraustes Rhodothraupis Cardinalis Pheucticus Cyanocompsa Guiraca Passerina Spiza The Cardinals or Cardinalidae are a family of passerine birds living in North and South America. ... Genera Pagophila Larus Rissa Creagus Xema Rhodostethia Gulls are seabirds in the family Laridae and subfamily Lari. ... Species About 37; see text. ... The term hawk refers to birds of prey in any of three senses: Strictly, to mean any of the species in the genera Accipiter, Micronisus, Melierax, Urotriorchis, and Megatriorchis. ... Genera Several, see below. ...

Name of class Weight
Minimumweight class -47kg
Flyweight -50kg
Bantamweight -52kg
Super bantamweight -55kg
Featherweight -57kg
Super featherweight -60kg
Lightweight -62kg
Super lightweight -65kg
Welterweight -67kg
Super welterweight -70kg
Middle weight -72kg
Super middleweight -75kg
Light heavyweight -80kg
Heavyweight -85kg
Super heavyweight Equal to or more than 90 kg

Match judgment



  • Knockout(KO)

A fighter can be knocked out in different ways.

  1. When the fighter is knocked to the mat, and fails to stand up after a count of 10.
  2. When the fighter is knocked to the mat, and fails to assume a fighting stance after a count of 8.
  3. When the referee decides that a fighter is no longer showing any fighting spirit.
  4. When the fighter makes a motion with the intention of submission.
  5. When the referee decides that the fighter is unable to intelligently defend himself from his opponent
  6. When the fighter falls out of the ring, and is unable to return before a count of 20. If the fighter outside the ropes but is still on the ring surface, he is given to the count of 10 to return to the ring.
  7. When both fighters are downed at the same time and cannot stand up within a count of 10, the fight ends in a double knockout, with clause 3 of article 11 being applied.
  • Technical Knockout(TKO)

This occurs when the referee decides that a fighter cannot continue the match due to an accidental injury. The referee may also declare a TKO when a fighter gets knocked to the mat twice within the same round. Finally, TKO is declared if the fighter's corner throws in the towel.

  • Judgement (Decision)

If the fight is not ended by knock out, a panel of three judges grades each fighter on their performance and each votes for a single winner. Fighters are graded on punches and kicks landed, as well as effectiveness of defense against; any submissions landed and/or escaped; and attempts made at ending the match, both via knock out or submission. Although the judges generally produce a victor, judges have been known to declare matches to be a draw.

  • Doctor's stop

When the doctor judges that it is impossible to continue fight due to injury to the fighter

  • No contest ( Invalid match )

A fight is judged to be "no contest" if the referee decides that the fighters are competing collusively in an attempt to throw the match. Also, the referee may return a judgement of "no contest" if after repeated warnings the fighters still appear to be fighting without sincerity.


The point of fight is graded by the standard in the following 1 - the item of 3. Legal Techniques:

  • 1)Legal strikes are punching, kicking and kneeing.

Throwing techniques such as neck throw, the hip throw, the suplex and so on. Standing Submission such as the arm lock, guillotine choke, Sleeper hold and so on. All techniques are judged accordingly to whether or not it gave the opponent accurate damage.

  • 2)Order of priority of the grade
    • 1. Down number of times/SHOOT point/CATCH point
    • 2. Damage degree to have given the opponent
    • 3. Clean hit number of times
    • 4. Aggressive degree (The attack point)

It makes the order of this 1 - 4. The maximum point of each round of both fighters is 10. The grade system, which always makes superior fighter 10 and the point, deducts 10 of inferior fighter But, it makes a maximum point difference 10 - 6 4 points and any more point difference isn't added on.

  • 3)Grade standard

Downed by the throwing technique. 3P Downed by the blow. Throwing technique to the back that the referee called in "SHOOT". 2P Superior point of each round. Throwing technique in front of referee's calling in "SHOOT". Standing Submission that the referee called in "CATCH". 1P Points deducted by the foul play. It follows in this article [5].

    • a.) The SHOOT point is the point when the referee calls "SHOOT" in the throwing technique to front or the back.

But, 1 - 3 conditions must be met.

    • 1.The opponent is passing the position, which is higher than the lower back.
    • 2.The both legs of the opponent leave a mat fully.
    • 3.The opponent is falling from the back to the mat.

In case of tackle, it becomes a point when lifting the position of the lower back of the opponent to the position of its chest and throwing it.

    • b.) The CATCH point is the point when the referee calls "CATCH" for standing Submission.

But, the condition of 1・2 must be met.

  • 1.Both fighters have to remain standing.
  • 2.The submission becomes damage and cannot escape from the condition.

Awarding the win to the fighter holding the opponent in the submission. A break will be called if one or both of the fighters arrives on the mat. Also, if the round ends after a CATCH call and a submission hold is on, until the Submission is either escaped, or causes a tap out the fight continues. When there is an expression of the fighter giving-up (tapping out) then, it is knockout and the fight is over. But, only the final round ends fight with the sound of the gong.


Foul play is recognized as the following ① to ⑬. After a warning, the fighter will receive a 1 point deduction for further infractions. If the same fighter commits another foul, another point is deducted, and a final warning is given. If a third warning is given to the same fighter, he is disqualified and loses the fight. If the referee feels that it was not a flagrant foul, he may allow the fight to continue.

  • 1:Headbutting the opponent.
  • 2:Striking the opponent in the groin.
  • 3:Biting the opponent.
  • 4:Attaking the opponent while he is falling, or when he is getting up.
  • 5:Attacking an opponent after the referee signals for a break.
  • 6:Utilizing the ropes to aid one's offense or defense.
  • 7:To insult or use offensive speech and actions towards an opponent or the referee.
  • 8:Striking the opponent in the back of the head.
  • 9:The act of intentionally grounding a glove or knee to the mat to defend an attack.
  • 10:Intentionally causing the opponent to fall out of the ring.
  • 11:Intentionally leaving the ring.
  • 12:It makes everything of the act of not being admitted by the other rule foul play.
    • a) If a fighter ever accuses the judges of being impartial, points are to be immediately deducted.
    • b) The act of ducking the head low and diving into the opponent in such a manner that appears similar to a headbutt.

When either fighter receives a cut from a headbutt, the fighter that made the cut receives a 1 point deduction, even if the headbutt was accidental. If the referee decides that the headbutt was intentional, the fighter receives a 2 point deduction.

    • c) Repeated holding which does not appear to be an attack, nor an attempt to escape attacks, will be subject to point deductions after warnings from the referee.

"An attempt to escape attacks" is defined as the act whose intent is to interrupt the opponent's offense or defense by grappling immediately after an attack.

A fighter will be disqualified in the case of any of the following situations:

  • 1:When there is intentional foul play, and the referee declares a disqualification for the action.
  • 2:When the fighter does not obey the referee.
  • 3:If a fighter cannot continue when the round begins.
  • 4:When a fighter's attitude is overly rough or violent, with the intent to cause bodily harm above and beyond what is considered to be necessary to compete.
  • 5:When the referee decides a fighter lacks fighting spirit, or the desire to continue.
  • 6:When a fighter receives 3 point deductions in one round.
  • 7:When a doctor declares a fighter unfit to continue the match.
  • 8:When violating fight regulations.

See also

Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Kickboxing match(not Thai boxing) Kickboxing can be described as a generic term for a sporting martial art that, while similar to boxing, uses feet as well as hands for fighting. ... This is a list of male kickboxers. ... This is a list of female kickboxers. ...


  • Shoot boxing official rules

External link

  • Official website of shoot boxing(Japanese)

  Results from FactBites:
Shoot boxing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1023 words)
Shoot boxing (シュートボクシング) is a combat sport which allows kicking, punching, throwing, and standing submission.
Shoot boxing was developed in the wake of kickboxing's peak of popularity in Japan, around 1981.
Technical knockouts can also occur in shoot boxing, in cases where the fighter is injured, the referee rules the fighter knocked out after two knockdowns in the same round, or the fighter's corner throws in the towel.
Shoot wrestling - OTMWiki (773 words)
Shoot wrestling is a general term that describes a range of hybrid fighting systems originating in Japan in the late 1970s, in close association with Japanese professional wrestling.
The shoot wrestling techniques are often applied in shoot-style professional wrestling matches, which feature predetermined outcomes, but with much technique applied in a stiff or full contact manner.
Shoot wrestling branched into several sub disciplines after the breakup of the original Universal Wrestling Federation.
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