Shooto – A Japanese Martial Arts Style
According to the USA Shooto Association, “The punching and kicking ranges are primarily cultivated through modified Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) training methods. The Muay Thai training methods are modified in order to compensate for the grappling and throwing involved in Shooto match. The majority of throwing, grappling, and wrestling techniques in Shooto are incorporated from English Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling, Russian Sambo, and Japanese Judo“.
- USA Shooto Association, History, http://www.usashooto.com/history