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Shoot-style Wrestling

Shoot Wrestling is a martial art and sport influenced by Catch-as-Catch-Can, freestyle, and Greco-Roman wrestling, most notably by German professional wrestler and Japanese wrestling legend Karl Gotch. After instructing several Japanese professional wrestling stars such as Tatsumi Fujinami, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Antonio Inoki, Akira Maeda, and Satoru Sayama, Gotch’s shoot wrestling began adding techniques and concepts from arts these wrestlers were previously familiar-- karate, kickboxing, judo, muay thai, and sambo. Although the term derives from the professional wrestling term "shoot,” referring to an unscripted wrestling match or instance in a match, shoot wrestling can be used to describe a range of hybrid fighting systems.