Friday 5ive: 5 Reasons Why SHOOTO Japan Wasn’t (Really) MMA (Back Then)

Shooto LogoBy: Albert Cameron – Right now, at this moment in time, you can log onto UFC Fight Pass and you can see Shooto Brasil, and it is glorious. Before Shooto Brasil, before Shooto Australia, and before Shooto Finland was SHOOTO Japan! In 1985, Satoru Sayama set out to innovate a new system of combat. He combined aspects of his professional wrestling, traditional catch (or shoot) wrestling, along with the complex submission techniques of Judo and traditional Jiu-Jitsu. What was born became known as Shu-To (translation: “Learn Combat”), and later SHOOTO. Continue reading “Friday 5ive: 5 Reasons Why SHOOTO Japan Wasn’t (Really) MMA (Back Then)”