Shooto – A Japanese Martial Arts Style

Shooto is a Japanese martial arts similar to mixed martial arts and it was created by Satoru Sayama. This martial arts was formed in 1985 and is also known as a form of Japanese shoot wrestling.

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 WrestlingRussian Sambo, and Japanese Judo“.

Shooto Demonstration

Reference Sources

  1. USA Shooto Association, History,