Shooto (also often seen as Amateur MMA) is a great way for students to test there skills in the cage, while not being involved in a full pro MMA fight.
shooto mma gloves (mma sparring gloves) are worn
MMA shinguard (slip on’s) are worn
3 x 5 min rounds
No Elbows & No knees to the Head
These Shooto fights are split into 2 obvious sections -
The Standup fight (all striking with no elbows or knees to the head)
and the Ground game (striking only to the body – from the shoulders down, only grappling & submission)
While on the ground fighters will be given time to be active and if this
is not achieved they will be stood up.