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This article deals with the martial arts organization, for the baseball pitch, see gyroball.

Shooto (sometimes officially spelled SHOOTO) is a combat sport that is governed by the Shooto Association and the International Shooto Commission. Shooto was originally formed in 1985, as an organization and as a particular fighting system derived from shoot wrestling. Practitioners are referred to as shooters, similarly to practitioners of shootwrestling. Shooto competitions are often referred to as mixed martial arts competitions, since they share similar rules to several other mixed martial arts competitions. Image File history File links Shooto. ... Image File history File links Shooto. ... Image File history File links ISC.gif Copyright c 2004-2005 ISC, All rights reserved International Shooto Commission official website File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links ISC.gif Copyright c 2004-2005 ISC, All rights reserved International Shooto Commission official website File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... The gyroball or shooto is a breaking baseball pitch popular with players in Japan. ... A combat sport is a competitive sport involving the use of punch, kick, throw, joint locks, and/or a weapon for attack and defence. ... Shootfighting // Introduction 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. ... Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a combat sport in which two competitors attempt to achieve dominance over one another by utilizing a wide variety of permitted martial arts techniques, including striking and grappling. ...


The word shooto is an English transliteration of 修斗 (pronounced shū-to), an ateji derived from the English word "shoot". The word 修斗 can be translated as "learn combat". Transliteration is the practice of transcribing a word or text written in one writing system into another writing system. ... Ateji (当て字 ) guessed characters are Kanji selected to write a borrowed non-Chinese or native Japanese word with the intent of implying an etymology, which is fanciful or false. ...

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Techniques and strategies

The aim in a shooto match is to defeat the opponent by a knockout (to which a 10-count is applied) or a submission, but fights can also end in a referee stoppage or by a judge decision. Legal techniques include general grappling, chokeholds, joint locks, kicks, knee strikes, punches, takedowns and throws. Illegal techniques include biting, elbow strikes, eye-gouging, forearm strikes, hair pulling, headbutting, pressure point techniques, kicking or kneeing the head of a downed opponent, small joint manipulation and strikes to the groin, spine or throat. Knockout (also referred to as a K.O. or knock), is a winning criterion in several full-contact combat sports, such as boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai and others sports involving striking. ... A submission (depending on the context also referred to as a tap out or tapping out) is a combat sports term for yielding to the opponent, and hence resulting in an immediate defeat. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... The lateral vascular neck restraint is a very potent chokehold. ... The juji-gatame armbar is one of the most versatile and effective joint locks. ... A taekwondo sidekick. ... A knee (technically referred to as a knee strike) is a martial arts and combatives term for a strike with the knee. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Usage of a leg trip to perform a takedown. ... Sacrifice throws are considered risky since they put the thrower in a disadvantagous position. ... A bite is a wound received from the mouth (and in particular, the teeth) of an animal. ... An elbow strike(commonly referred to as simply an elbow) is a martial arts and combatives term for a strike with the point of the elbow, the part of the forearm nearest to the elbow, or the part of the upper arm nearest to the elbow. ... Eye-gouging using the thumb Eye-gouging is the act of pressing or tearing the eye using the fingers, other bodyparts, or instruments. ... A forearm strike is a martial arts and combatives term for a strike with the bone in the medial side of the forearm, the ulna. ... A headbutt to the chest A headbutt is a strike with the head, typically involving the use of robust parts of the cranium as area of impact. ... Pressure points are points on the body that have some anatomical significance, e. ... A taekwondo sidekick. ... A knee (technically referred to as a knee strike) is a martial arts and combatives term for a strike with the knee. ... A marine stomping a downed opponent. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The groin is the crease at the junction of the torso with the legs and the adjacent region that includes the external genitals. ... The vertebral column seen from the side Different regions (curvatures) of the vertebral column The vertebral column (backbone or spine) is a column of vertebrae situated in the dorsal aspect of the abdomen. ... Anatomy In anatomy, the throat is the part of the neck anterior to the vertebral column. ...

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Shooto classes

Shooto fighters are categorized into four Classes.

  • Class-D: Amateur (2x2min, Headgear, Special point system)
  • Class-C: Amateur (2x3min, Headgear, Special point system)
  • Class-B: Pro (2x5min)
  • Class-A: Pro (3x5min)

Fighters start out as Class-D or Class-C fighters and enter amateur competitions that Shooto hosts together with the help of local gyms all over Japan. Class-D Shooto does not allow knee strikes to the face or striking on the ground. Class-C Shooto does not allow striking on the ground, but knee strikes to the head are allowed. There are regional championship and once a year the All-Japan amateur championships. Then a fighter can get a Class-B pro license, these fights are 2x5 minute long and use the same rules as Class-A fights. For new pros Shooto each year hold a rookie tournament in each weightclass.


When a fighter has gathered enough wins and experience in Class-B he will get awarded with a Class-A license, as a sign that he's part of the elite professional fighters.

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History

Shooto was established as an organization in 1985 by Satoru Sayama (also known as the "Tiger-mask"), a Japanese professional wrestler trained in shoot wrestling, who wished to create a sport that revolved around a realistic and effective fighting system. Compared to the other professional wrestling organizations of the time, such as the New Japan Pro Wrestling and the Universal Wrestling Federation (Japan), Shooto was aimed at having no predetermined fights. Satoru Sayama is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known as the original Tiger Mask. ... ... Shootfighting // Introduction 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. ... New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... 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. ...


The Shooto organization hosted the Vale Tudo Japan tournament in the summer of 1994. Previously to this tournament, Shooto did not feature punches to the face in a ground position, but after seeing effective usage of punching by foreign participants, Sayama decided to incorporate these striking techniques into shooto. In 1996, World Shooto, the Shooto Association and the International Shooto Commission were formed. This marked the end of Shooto as a single organization, and turned it into a combat sport with governing bodies. Vale Tudo Japan events were held annually from 1994 to 1999.[1] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ground Fighting refers to any technique used by a combatant or martial artist to grapple an opponent while one or the other is on the ground. ... A combat sport is a competitive sport involving the use of punch, kick, throw, joint locks, and/or a weapon for attack and defence. ...


There has been an ongoing effort to bring Shooto competition to the United States and Canada that has been spearheaded by Rich Santoro. He was officially named the Director of the International Shooto Commission - SHOOTO Americas division (the North American branch of the Shooto Association) in 2001. He has worked with both U.S. event promoters and state officials to spread the Shooto brand of competition throughout North America. As of 2006 Shooto has taken place Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, Missouri, Nevada, Hawaii, and Vancouver, Bristish Columbia. Promoters of Shooto events in North America have been HOOKnSHOOT, The Ironheart Crown, Midwest Fighting, Tennessee Shooto, RSF Shooto Challenge, TUFF-N-UFF, World Freestyle Fighting, SHOOTO Hawaii and Mannidog Productions.

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Current Champions

WORLD CHAMPIONS

Past Shooto champions of note are: Rumina Sato, Yuki Nakai, Noboru Asahi, Mamoru Yamaguchi, Kazuhiro Sakamoto, Naoki Sakurada, Ryota Matsune, Enson Inoue, Hayato Sakurai, Anderson Silva, Takanori Gomi, Caol Uno, Alexandre Franca Noguiera, Jake Shields, Joachim Hansen & Vitor Ribeiro. The term bantamweight usually refers to a class in boxing or boxers who weigh between 112 and 118 pounds. ... Featherweight is a weight class division in the sport of boxing. ... The lightweight division is the 130 pounds (59 kilograms) to 135 pounds (61 kilograms) weight class in the sport of boxing. ... Takeshi Rikio or Takeshi Rikioh, is a Japanese professional wrestler, who works for Pro Wrestling NOAH. // Career Takeshi Rikio was initially a sumo wrestler, but was soon spotted by All-Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Welterweight is a weight class division in combat sports. ... Association Tops Tetsuya Kawajiri (Japanese: 川尻達也, May 8, 1978-) is a Japanese mixed martial arts fighter. ... Middleweight is a division, or weight class, in boxing. ... Shinya Aoki born on the 9th of May 1983 is a Japanese Mixed Martial Arts fighter and grappler from Japan. ... In boxing, the division between heavyweight over 175 pounds (79. ... Rumina Sato (Born in Tokyo Japan 12-29-1973). ... Yuki Nakai ) is a retired Japanese Shooto practitioner and mixed martial artist, who currently practises and teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. ... Enson Yamato Damashii Inoue (Japanese: エンセン井上, born April 15, 1967) is a Japanese mixed martial arts fighter. ... Hayato Mach Sakurai (Japanese: 桜井“マッハ”速人) (August 24, 1975-) is a Japanese mixed martial arts fighter. ... Anderson The Spider Silva (born April 14, 1975) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial arts fighter and current UFC Middleweight Champion. ... Takanori Gomi (五味隆典, September 22, 1978-) is a Japanese mixed martial arts fighter. ... Caol Uno Shoten Shoten (May 8, 1975-) is a Japanese mixed martial arts fighter. ... Jake Shields is an American mixed martial artist, currently fighting at 170 lbs. ... Joachim Hansen is a German name which may refer to following noteworthy persons: Joachim Hansen the mixed martial arts fighter Joachim Hansen the German actor This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


SHOOTO AMERICAS CHAMPIONS

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Featherweight is a weight class division in the sport of boxing. ... The lightweight division is the 130 pounds (59 kilograms) to 135 pounds (61 kilograms) weight class in the sport of boxing. ... Welterweight is a weight class division in combat sports. ... Middleweight is a division, or weight class, in boxing. ... Jake Shields is an American mixed martial artist, currently fighting at 170 lbs. ...

See also

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There are many different styles used in professional wrestling. ... Pancrase or Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling as an organization was founded in Japan in 1993 by Masakatsu Funaki and Minoru Suzuki. ... PRIDE Fighting Championships logo PRIDE Fighting Championships, or PRIDE or PRIDE FC for short, is a major mixed martial arts organization based in Japan. ... Puroresu is Japanese professional wrestling, as seen in FMW, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... ISFA logo Shootfighting was previously used synonymously with mixed martial arts competitions in Japan, as opposed to shoot-style professional wrestling competitions. ... UFC logo mark. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

References

  • Chan, Sam. The Japanese Pro-Wrestling: Reality Based Martial Art Connection. bjj.org. URL last accessed January 7, 2006.
  • Shootoamericas. SHOOTO: History and Overview. www.shootoamericas.com. URL last accessed January 7, 2006.
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External links

  • Australia Shooto Commission official website
  • Belgium Shooto official website
  • Finland Shooto official website
  • Holland Shooto official website
  • International Shooto Commission official website(Japanese)
  • Shooto Japan official website(Japanese)
  • Shooto USA official website
  • Official Shooto Multimedia Site
  • Mixed Martial Arts Site
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Gyms

  • ALIVE, several gyms, biggest one in Nagoya
  • Paraestra founded by Yuki Nakai, several branches all over Japan
  • Purebed, gyms in Omiya,Kyoto,Tokyo & Osaka
  • Tanaka Juku in Chiba
  • Vitor shaolin team Belgium, founded by Vitor Ribeiro's pupils
MMA organizations
Professional organizations

UFC | PRIDE | Shooto | Pancrase | KOTC | RINGS | EFC | IVC | WEC | MFC | ZST | HERO'S | WFA | ISCF | DEEP | Cage Rage | FFC | IFL | TKO Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a combat sport in which two competitors attempt to achieve dominance over one another by utilizing a wide variety of permitted martial arts techniques, including striking and grappling. ... UFC is a TLA that can stand for Ultimate Fighting Championship Umeå FC This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... PRIDE Fighting Championships logo PRIDE or PRIDE Fighting Championships is a major mixed martial arts organization based in Japan. ... Pancrase or Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling as an organization was founded in Japan in 1993 by Masakatsu Funaki and Minoru Suzuki. ... King of the Cage (or KOTC) is a mixed martial arts (MMA) organization based in the United States that was created in 1998 by owner Terry Trebilcock. ... RINGS was a Japanese professional wrestling promotion from 1991 to 2002. ... Elite Fighting Championship is a mixed martial arts (MMA) organization based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... World Extreme Cagefighting is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. ... MFC might be an acronym or abbreviation for: Macrophage-Derived Foam Cells Main Fuel Control Manulife Financial Corporation Map Feature Coding Marriage & Family Counselor Mass Flow Controller Matched Filter Combining Material Fielding Conference Material Flow Control Mean Fluorescence Channel Mean Frequency of Compensation Medial Frontal Cortex Medial Prefrontal Cortex Medically... ZST is a Japan-based mixed martial arts organization. ... World Fighting Alliance is a mixed martial arts organization based in the United States. ... The International Sport Combat Federation (ISCF) is a sanctioning body for the sport of mixed martial arts. ... The name Deep has a number of uses: Articles with similar titles The Deep is a 1975 novel by John Crowley. ... Cage Rage is an United Kingdom-based mixed martial arts organization first premiered on September 7, 2002 in London. ... Freestyle Fighting Championship Freestyle Fighting Championship is a Mixed Martial Arts tournament held in the United States and started in Biloxi Mississippi in 2002. ... IFL Logo The International Fight League is a mixed martial arts promotion billed as the worlds first MMA league. ... TKO Major League MMA is a Canadian mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation, the biggest MMA promotion in Canada. ...


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