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Classic Shootfighting match Bart Vale vs Jerry Flynn, submission

A classic from the archives. Lots of great techniques in this fight. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. Remember to subscribe as well.
Pro matches run 30 minutes non-stop, amateurs 10 minutes. Held inside a standard wrestling ring, competitors are allowed to kick, knee or elbow any part of the body except the groin, as well as head-butt. Punches are allowed to the body. Since no gloves are worn to facilitate wrestling, punches are not allowed to the head through open hand palms, but slaps and punches are allowed. Any type of throw or takedown is legal and competitors are allowed to hit a downed opponent. Additionally, any type of joint lock is legal as are chokes against the side of the neck. The only foul consists of punches to the face, eye gouges, techniques against the windpipe and groin strikes.

I believe this bout was held back in 1991 in Japan. Jerry was a great competitor. This fight was a lot of fun. Enjoy.

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What is Shootfighting? Can it make me a better fighter?

Today we got the question. What is the best form of MMA? So here will discus the origin and benefits of training in a form of MMA were you can continue you advancement no matter what happens in the future. Since Shootfighting is a board certified form of Martial arts, instructors across the nation can help you to continue your progress.

Shootfighter: Fight to the Death 1992 DVDRip

Classic Shootfighting match Bart Vale vs Lato Kiraware K.O.

Pro matches run 30 minutes non-stop, amateurs 10 minutes. Held inside a standard wrestling ring, competitors are allowed to kick, knee or elbow any part of the body except the groin, as well as headbutt. Punches are allowed to the body. Since no gloves are worn to facilitate wrestling, punches are not allowed to the head through open hand palms, but slaps and punches are allowed. Any type of throw or takedown is legal and competitors are allowed to hit a downed opponent. Additionlly, any type of joint lock is legal as are chokes against the side of the neck. The only foul consists of punches to the face, eye gouges, techniques against the windpipe and groin strikes.

I believe this bout was held back in 1992 in Japan. Lato was a great competitor. This fight was a lot of fun. Enjoy.

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This video is a little overview of the Shoot-Style wrestling in Japan and its practitioners. The cross-breeding of pro-wrestling and martial arts as well as real and worked fighting has been a constant throughout Japanese wrestling (puroresu). Mixed martial arts was born from this phenomenon and it has never been more popular than it was in Japan. In this video, I focus on the 1980s through the 2000s and highlight those I would deem the 25 greatest practitioners of the shoot-style. Clips are from approximately 10 shoot-style promotions - the original UWF, the Newborn UWF, PWFG (Fujiwaragumi), RINGS, UWFi (International); Pancrase, BattlARTS, Kingdom, Pride FC, U-Style and U-Spirits. There are also some clips from New Japan, All Japan, SWS, Michinoku Pro and Big Japan.

The opening video features a joint event between Pride FC and K-1 in front of the largest audience to see a production of this nature - over 70,000 at the Tokyo Nat'l Stadium.

Music is the theme from Pride FC.

Rikidozan KOs Masahiko Kimura; Antonio Inoki takes down Muhammad Ali; Inoki and Willie Williams go over the top; Shota Chochishvilli throws Inoki; the initial UWF invades New Japan.

Akira Maeda (1) vs. Don Neilson Nakaya; Super Tiger / Satoru Sayama (2); Maeda vs. Tiger; Nobuhiko Takada (3); some original UWF members - Osamu Kido, Rusher Kimura & Maeda; Kazuo Yamazaki (4); Takada/Fujiwara/Maeda; Yoshiaki Fujiwara headbutts Masakatsu Funaki; Fujiwara's armbar on Joe Malenko; Fujiwara (5); Newborn UWF training led by Maeda; Funaki (6); Funaki vs. Minoru Suzuki; (Ken) Wayne Shamrock (7); King of Pancrase - Shamrock, Funaki, Bas Rutten; Opening of a RINGS tournament; Volk Han (8); Han armbars Kohsaka; Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (9); Kiyoshi Tamura slaps TK; Yoshihisa (Norihisa) Yamamoto (10); Yamamoto armbars Han; Dick Vrij (11); Vrij's spinning backfist on Han; Mitsuya Nagai (12); Nagai Gotch-lift on Otsuka; Andrei Kopylov takes down Han; Kiyoshi Tamura (13); Tamura vs. Wataru Sakata; Yoji Anjoh (14); Gary Albright (15); Albright suplexes Toshikaki Kawada; Kakihara high kicks Sakuraba; Masahiko Kakihara (16); Suzuki confronts Hans Nyman; Minoru Suzuki (17); Suzuki slams Tamura; Dan Severn launches Takaku Fuke; Ikeda slams Glen Jacobs (Kane); Maeda's Capture Suplex on Keith Haward; Vader powerbombs Yuhii Sano; Yamazaki kicks Norman Smiley; Takada KOs Koji Kitao; Yuko Miyato solebutts Tatsuo Nakano; Katsumi Usuda with a barbed wire mid kick to Ryuji Yamakawa; Daisuke Ikeda (18); Ishikawa headbutts Ikeda; Yuki Ishikawa (19); Otsuka's Deadlift German on Ishikawa; Alexander Otsuka (20); Otsuka suplexes Takada; Super Tiger (Sayama) spin kicks Marty Jones; Bad News Allen takes down Sakuraba; Severn suplexes Takada; Yuhii Sano (21); Sano-Funaki; Hiromitsu Kanehara (22); Takayama vs. Kanehara; Kennichi Yamamoto (23); Yamamoto suplexes Sakuraba; Yoshihiro Takayama (24); Takayama's Mount Everest Geman on Yamazaki; Kazushi Sakuraba (25); a young Saku heads to the ring; Koji Kanemoto throws and armbars Sakuraba; Minoru Tanaka armbars Satoshi Yoneyama (Muhammad Yone); Tamura armbars Yamamoto; Sano bodyslam James Stone (Little Guido); Bob Backlund Gotch-lifts Anjoh; Stone rides Daijiro Matsui; Sakuraba double-legs Yamamoto; Shamrock suplexes Matt Hume; Alexander Karelin's Greco-Roman signature on Maeda; Han counters a Nagai suplex; Anjoh crossfaces Kakihara; Suzuki rides Shamrock; Chris Dolman crossfaces Andrei Kopylov; Funaki with knees in the corner; Kanehara's flying knee; Kakihara decks Yuji Nagata; Bitsadze Tariel leg kicks Han; Vrij KOs Tony Halme (Ludvig Borga); Maeda kicks Yamazaki; final UWF bow; Maeda & Takada celebrate

**I understand I left out many people and perhaps included others too much. I am an amateur pro-wrestling historian and amateur videographer. Please view my website if you'd like to access more information about shoot-style pro-wrestling. I'd also like to credit those who upload the videos that I used in this video. I have a full playlist available through this YouTube channel**

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Shootfighting Intro

A Shootfighting introduction video, shootfighting is a complete fighting system. A unique Martial Arts style in itself, combining Muay Thai Kickboxing and total body Submission Grappling. The video includes an introduction to all of the following self-defense techniques: Thai Boxing, Grappling, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Catch Wrestling, Boxing, and Judo. Learn with the best, train with a licensed ISFA school today! Contact the East Coast Shootfighting Academy in Stuart, FL for more information.

MTV Sports on Shootfighting with Bart Vale (1992)

In this video MTV Sports Host Dan Cortese interviews Bart Vale on the Japanese full contact sport of Shootfighting. Special guests included actor Dean Cain, football player Junior Seau, and Japanese legend Yoshiaki Fujiwara. It's important to note that this interview took place almost 2 years before UFC 1, and predates the term MMA.

Full contact shootfighting match.

Full contact shootfighting match. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu vs Shootfighting.

Shane Douglas on Shoot-Fighting with The Sandman in ECW

From KC's YouShoot with Shane Douglas

Special Gift from Shootfighting Submission Master Yoshiaki Fujiwara

Yoshiaki Fujiwara, the founder of the original Mixed Martial Art (MMA) style from Japan called Shootfighting, demonstrates a special gift for James Erickson on his birthday at the 2008 Shootfighting Summit in Fairfield, CA.

The SUPLEX, STREET FIGHT! ~ The right way vs. the wrong way ~Shootfighting MMA

In this video we discuss real life skills. I've added a clip of a street fight were a young man tries to do a Belly to Belly Suplex. As you can see he keeps his arms locked resulting in a sloppy maneuver. If it were done correctly it would have ended the fight in his favor especially since the were on concrete.
Directly after I go into a lesson on the proper way to preform the technique. Enjoy and practice responsibly.

Kaisho Battle 2007 Shootfighting Gustavsson-Nilsson

Shootfighting match between Mats Nilsson (red corner, Kaisho and Alexander Gustavsson, Gladius MMA at Kaisho Battle 2007 in Helsingborg, Sweden.

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Shootfighting Greats, Bart Vale vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Shootfighting Title

This is one of the earlier matches between Bart and wrestling instructor Fujiwara. Held for the Shootfighting title. The fight was a lot of fun and it is still fun to watch. The rules were the same as all Shootfighting matches. No closed fist strikes to the face, no shots to the groin, you can use the ropes to break, and no rounds.

Shootfighting: Troeng vs Johansson

Swedish shootfighting match from Umeå Martial Arts festival. Back then, 2001, they used palm strikes and rope escapes like pancrase.

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Earnest Hart Jr and Shootfighting

Earnest Hart Jr displays shootfighting techniques.

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