Shootboxing S-Cup World Tournament
19 September 2004
Yokohama, Japan

Report by Robert Palka

“Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls. Welcome to Shootboxing!!!” So rang the start of this year’s world Shootboxing Championships. 12 fights in total. What a perfect way to spend a nice sunny Sunday in picturesque Yokohama.

Shootboxing is billed as standing Vale Tudo. You can punch, kick, knee, throw and do standing submissions. Elbows are allowed in the “Expert Class”. No elbows were allowed in the actual tournament though. Once the fight hits the ground the fighters are stood up again.....

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