Yori Nakamura is a world-renowned martial artist known for his technical precision, skill and teaching capabilities. He is the highest ranked instructor as certified by Shooto's Founder, Satoru Sayama. He is also the founder of Vale Tudo Japan and president of the USA Shooto Association. His students include champion professional fighters, movie stars and other respected martial artists around the world.
Shooto encompasses striking, takedowns and submissions. It is best known for its speed and lock-flow combinations, which Sensei Nakamura himself created from the techniques taught to him by Satoru Sayama. The first Shooto MMA tournament was held in 1986 (7 years before UFC 1) where Sensei Nakamura won the championship in the 66kg weight division.