Shootfighting, Pancrase, Shoot Boxing and Shooto Origins

Shootfighting, Pancrase, Shoot Boxing and Shooto Origins

Shootfighting has its origins in in catch wrestling and specifically from the 1970’s when legendary catch wrestler, Karl Gotch taught Japanese pro wrestlers his catch wrestling techniques which were also known as “shooting”. Shootfighting is the overall umbrella term that included hybrid styles and organisations/tournaments which included Pancrase, Shoot boxing and Shooto. The main common…

Shoot Boxing vs Muay Thai

Shoot Boxing vs Muay Thai

In 2010, world famous Thai Kickboxer, Buakaw Bancahmek did not compete in the K-1 World Max and instead he entered the Shoot Boxing world tournament. In his first competition under Shoot Boxing rules Buakaw defeated another newbie to the Japanese style in finalist and MMA fighter Toby Imada to become the shoot Boxing world tournament…

What is Escrima?

What is Escrima?

Fighting is in our blood as humans, and we have been developing different forms of fighting as long as we have been on this planet. Almost every region of the world has its distinct style of combat. The Chinese have Kung fu, the Japanese have Judo and karate, Brazilians have capoeira, Russians have Sambo, and…

What is Combat SAMBO?

What is Combat SAMBO?

For most people in the western world, the first introduction to Combat sambo was through the former undefeated, undisputed UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov.  But even within Sambo there is also Sport Sambo and Combat Sambo. Khabib showed the extreme effectiveness of this martial art in MMA, along with many other fighters coming from Russia. …

Jeet Kune do in MMA

Jeet Kune do in MMA

What is the influence (if any) of Jeet Kune Do in MMA? Are there MMA fighters who use Jeet Kune Do? We discuss these questions and more  below. What is Jeet Kune Do (JKD)? Jeet Kune Do, literally translates to “The way of the intercepting fist”. Also called JKD for short, it is a martial…