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The Sumo Matchup Centuries In The Making

The final match of the 2016 Haru Basho — one of six professional sumo tournaments held each year — was a day-15 championship-deciding showdown …

Seeing How a Sumo Ring Gets Built Is Truly Fascinating

Sumo is a sport that is steeped in tradition so it shouldn’t be a surprise that making the Dohyo, or sumo wrestling ring, is a painstaking process …

Martial Arts

Oddly satisfying: watching sumo wrestlers in this hand-stamp assembly line 【Video】

Who knew listening to hypnotic hand-prints could be so relaxing?<p>If you’re not a die-hard sumo wrestling fan, then you may not know of <b>Hakuho Sho</b>. He …

Sumo

Sumo (相撲, sumō) is a Japanese style of wrestling and Japan's national sport. It originated in ancient times as a performance to entertain the Shinto …

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Sumo wrestler Tochinoshin, who was recently promoted to the sport's second-highest rank of ozeki, said Sunday he plans to ask Georgian President …

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Tokyo Olympics organisers receive bids from sumo wrestling, tug of war, korfball and surfing for inclusion

Tug of war, sumo wrestling, surfing and frisbee throwing are among 26 sports leading the charge for an Olympic place after games officials opened the …

Taihō Kōki: A beacon from Sakhalin in the world of sumo

Japan’s legendary sumo wrestler was in born in Sakhalin and had Ukrainian roots<p>Few people outside Japan know that sumo wrestling legend Taihō Kōki, who passed away in Tokyo two years ago, could trace his roots to the Russian island of Sakhalin.<p>Taihō, the Sakhalin-born son of a Japanese mother and …

Find Out What it’s Like to Eat Lunch with Sumo Wrestlers

Palace Hotel Tokyo is giving you an up-close-and-personal look at Japan’s beloved sport: Sumo wrestling. Visitors can choose one of two “Grappling …

Learn the Secrets of Sumo Wrestling and Kabuki with Palace Hotel Tokyo

Be among the rare few to visit a sumo stable, or experience Kabuki and dine with the performers…<p>The Palace Hotel Tokyo invites guests to learn about …

Sumo: The Art of Six Second Fighting

Fightland Blog<p>Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images<p>In a world where fight fans are reluctant to watch the lower weight classes because too many fights go the distance, it is curious that sumo has not become tremendously popular outside of Japan<p>The number of alienating traditions might go some way …

Let the rejoicing begin: Someone has made a sumo musical and the trailer is amazing! 【Video】

Adding “musical” to the end of any idea is an easy but effective way to come up with concepts for new creative properties. Foul-mouthed muppets plus …

Events don't get much bigger than sumo tournament

Welcome to Middle Girth.<p>There is so much to learn about sumo, an ancient endeavor performed by too-big men in too-small diapers. Not just a sport, it’s a lifestyle — with a year-round season and morning training sessions so severe that participants must skip breakfast (or risk losing it). By lunch, …

Sumo Breakfast Of Champions: Bowls And Bowls Of Clay Pot Stew

At the U.S. Sumo Open on Saturday in Long Beach, Calif., roughly 60 sumo wrestlers from around the world will face off at one of the largest sumo competitions outside Japan.<p>To the untrained eye, they may look like pudgy giants in underwear shoving each other around a ring. But this is a sport and …

The Art Of Sumo Wrestling

Japan is a country which blends tradition with modern life almost to perfection.<br>One of it's most famous traditions is the art of Sumo wrestling, but …

The Canadian sumo: Victoria man, 20, makes rare foray into Japanese pro ranks

At 6-foot-7, about 360 pounds, and with size 18 EEEEE wide shoes, Brodi Henderson was built to be a sumo wrestler.<p>The 20-year-old graduate of Belmont …

A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Sumo Wrestling – Part I

It’s one of the oldest and most revered sports in the world by its fans, but what might seem like a simple shoving contest is actually a hugely …

Why Japan’s Sumo Culture is in Crisis

Why is it that Japan’s oldest and most traditional sport is suffering a huge identity crisis? Mark Edwards explains just how brutal the world of sumo …

Sumo Champions Meet & Greet | Japantown

<b>Sumo</b> is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this <b>one-of-a-kind annual event</b> in Japantown.<p>Watch …

These Sumo Wrestlers Make Babies Cry It Out For Good Health

Sometimes you just need a good cry while held by a sumo wrestler.<p>Usually, the last thing a parent wants is to hear the sound of a child crying. However, that wasn't the case in Tokyo this weekend.<p>New parents gathered at the Irugi Shrine in Tokyo on Sunday to participate in a 400-year-old ritual …

Japan coach: Rugby pushing sumo off Japanese TV

Following Japan's shocking win against South Africa, Japan's team coach Eddie Jones says rugby is now gathering national attention<p>Japan's coach Eddie Jones says his team's victory over South Africa at the Rugby World Cup has seen the sport hit the news back home and the "big sumo guys have had to …

Daniel Ricciardo’s sumo challenge ahead of Japanese Grand Prix

Aussie Forumla One driver Daniel Ricciardo had a very large battle on his hands this week as he warmed up for the Japanese Grand Prix with some sumo …

Weekend Warriors: The Most Unlikely Sumo Wrestler You'll Ever See

At 5-foot-4 and 130 pounds, Jenelle Hamilton doesn't look like a sumo wrestler. And when Hamilton, 34, tells people what she does, most have one of …

Sumo Wrestling Slapstick Comedy Routine

Rocket News 24 tells us that this is called shokkiri--a comedic sumo performance. This is not a serious match, but a carefully coordinated and …

Video of Sumo Wrestlers Sprinting Gets Heavy Viewing

By<p>WSJ Staff<p>A video clip proving that sumo wrestlers are not only huge but also agile is making the rounds on Japanese social media.<p>On Sunday, sumo wrestler Ishiura posted a movie of three wrestlers sprinting on a track during a tour in Wakayama prefecture in western Japan. The footage was shot …

Sumo sprinting really ought to be the next evolution in track and field【Video】

Let’s face it, something needs to be done about track and field. Although it could be considered human athleticism in its purest form, surely the art …

Forro In The Dark: Building On The Sound Of Brazil's Northeast

Forro in the Dark gets its name from the Forro, a type of dance and music that's been popular in northeastern Brazil for more than 100 years. The style's traditional incarnation involves a three-piece band with a triangle, an accordion and a bass-like drum called a zabumba. But Forro in the Dark …