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MMA: Nothing more than professional wrestling

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us another feature edition of The Martial Chronicles. In this edition, we learn exactly why it is that MMA's in all actuality really nothing more than professional wrestling.

Karl Gotch Week: Yoshiaki Fujiwara And The Tradition Of Submission

Karl Gotch Week continues with a look at Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Gotch's best student and the only man to be endorsed by Gotch in his style of Catch Wrestling. Find out Fujiwara's influence in Shoot Style Wrestling as a preface to Japanese MMA

Karl Gotch Week: Satoru Sayama, Shooto And The Style Of Japanese Catch Wrestling

Karl Gotch Week continues with a look at how his Catch Wrestling student Satoru Sayama would form perhaps the first MMA promotion in the world Shooto, which also became a hybrid martial arts style that has influenced past UFC champions.

Karl Gotch Week

From July 23rd to July 29th, it's Karl Gotch Week at Bloody Elbow. Find out more about one of the lesser known but equally important forefathers of Mixed Martial Arts, Catch Wrestling and Submission Grappling.

Shooto 3rd round took place last night in Japan, where Kyoji Horiguchi (pictured) defeated longtime...

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Shooto 3rd round took place last night in Japan, where Kyoji Horiguchi (pictured) defeated longtime Shootist and ADCC grappler, Tetsu Suzuki, by TKO two minutes into their fight. Also on the card, Yasuke Yachi defeated Shigeki Osawa (of Sengoku and Amateur wrestling fame) by decision. Former Champ, BJ Kojima, continued to be unimpressive as he dropped a decision to young Korean Nam Jin Jo. And Shinji Sasaki drew with Daisuke Hoshino.

Shooto: 3rd Round Date: March 10th Venue: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Expected bouts: Tetsu Suzuki vs....

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Shooto: 3rd Round Date: March 10th Venue: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Expected bouts: Tetsu Suzuki vs. Kyoji Horiguchi Bj Kojima vs. Nam Jin Jo Akitoshi Tamura vs. Yuji Hoshino Shigecki Osawa vs. Yusuke Tachi Shinji Sasaki vs. Daisuke Hoshino Yuki Shoji vs. Junji Ito Ryuichi Mika vs. Yuya Shibata A lot of compelling match-ups coming out of Shooto recently, and this card is more of the same.

My first HL ever. Tell me what you guys trhink. Tell me who should I make a HL of next. Enjoy!

My first HL ever. Tell me what you guys trhink. Tell me who should I make a HL of next. Enjoy!

MMA Origins: Birth of Japanese MMA

With the lead up to UFC 144 in Japan, it seems only natural to look at the spark that lead to the MMA explosion on the Japanese isles.

Masaaki Sugawara KOs Ayumu "Gozo" Shioda at Shooting Disco 13

Shooting Disco 13 offered a glimpse of the future as a host of 2010 Amateur Shooto champions made their professional debuts. In the evening's main event, former top 10 flyweight Masaaki Sugawara...

Shooto Crowns 2010 Rookie Champions

If Shooto's 2010 Rookie Tournament Finals are any indication, Japan has a bright future in MMA as the newcomers put on one of the events of the year at Shinjuku Face in Tokyo on Saturday. The...

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