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Tag Archives: Shootfighting

Shootfighting is an eclectic martial sport from Japan. Its techniques were influenced by the submission grappling skills taught by the legendary American wrestler Karl Gotch when he visited Japan. Variations include shoot wrestling, shootboxing and pancrase. All are taught primarily as ring sports, and their matches frequently draw large crowds in Japan. Rules permit kicks, hand strikes, takedowns, throws and ground grappling.

Judo Gene LeBell: Bruce Lee Was the Best Martial Artist of His Time

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

You probably know that Gene LeBell and Bruce Lee worked and trained together, but do you know what “Judo” Gene thinks about the “Little Dragon”? For example, how did Lee react to LeBell’s grappling?
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Posted in Bruce Lee.

Strengths and Weaknesses of 5 Popular Grappling Arts

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Part of being a complete martial artist is knowing how practitioners of other styles think and fight. This article will provide an introduction to Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, sambo, shootfighting and wrestling — and clue you in as to how you might defeat people who do them.
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Posted in Grappling.

Wrestling: Gene LeBell and Bart Vale on the Ancestor of Jiu-jitsu, Sambo and Judo

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Whether we call it judo, jiu-jitsu, sambo, Greco-Roman, freestyle or submission, we’re talking about the same thing: wrestling. Find out how they’re connected and read what “Judo” Gene LeBell and shootfighter Bart Vale think about the issue.
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Posted in Wrestling.