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“SATORU SAYAMA’s INTRODUCTION TO SHOOTING / THE WAY OF SHOOTO / Revised and Augmented Edition” the world’s first technical MMA book re-published after 30 years.

posted Jul 13, 2018, 7:52 PM by Site Administrator   [ updated Jul 17, 2018, 3:23 AM ]

The new edition features 8 pages of all-new supplements and is limited to just 1,000 copies.

Today MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is one of the most popular sports around the entire world but most people are unaware that it originated in Japan 33 years ago.

In 1985, before the phrase “Mixed Martial Arts” was coined, “SHOOTING” (now known as “SHOOTO”) fighting contests invented by Sensei Satoru Sayama, well known as the original Tiger Mask, marked the true beginning of MMA.

SHOOTO combines the essence of every fighting sport: boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, sambo, etc. Written in 1986 before the Internet and YouTube, “SATORU SAYAMA’s INTRODUCTION TO SHOOTING” became the bible of young people seeking strength and fighting expertise. It was the definitive technical manual covering practical and universal techniques for striking, throwing and submission.

Sensei Yorinaga Nakamura (President of USA SHOOTO ASSOCIATION) appears in many of the photos as the demo partner with Sensei Satoru Sayama for submissions and other techniques. He also shows the stretches, body weight training, etc. In addition, he was involved in all of the illustrations. 

This revised and augmented edition contains 8 pages including coverage of the core ideas behind SHOOTO and a portrait photo of founder Sensei Satoru Sayama. Additionally, Mr. Kenta Tazaki, the author of “True Theory / Satoru Sayama” (2018), contributes a special column “Why Is Sayama a Genius?”

This new edition, “SATORU SAYAMA’s INTRODUCTION TO SHOOTING / THE WAY OF SHOOTO / Revised and Augmented Edition” was designed and published under the direction by Sensei Yorinaga Nakamura. General sales begins July 31, 2018.

Advance sales will be available at the Professional Shooto Kourakuen Hall Competition on Sunday, July 15th. Everyone who purchases on the event day will receive a special bonus poster of “SATORU SAYAMA’s INTRODUCTION TO SHOOTING”.

This book is a complete reprint of the historical work that is the world's first MMA technical document. This is a very limited edition of just 1,000 copies. To ensure you don’t miss out, please purchase as soon as possible at Kourakuen Hall!

See the techniques that make this the true masterpiece of Sensei Satoru Sayama for yourself and own a piece of history!