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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 …

Martial Arts

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 …

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 …

Japan

Sumo

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

Japan

Sumo Schedule

Sumo

Yokozuna Kakuryu and No. 6 maegashira Kaisei each won on Sunday to remain unbeaten and in the lead on the eighth day of the Spring Grand Sumo …

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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 …

Japan

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 …

Japan

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 …

Martial Arts

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 …

Anime

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, …

Japan

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 …

Japan

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 …

Martial Arts

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 …

Japan

Sumo Champions Kids Meet & Greet | Japantown

Photo | via japancentersf.com<p><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> …

These Sumo Wrestlers Make Babies Cry It Out For Good Health

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 known as Naki Sumo. During the 'baby-cry sumo,' two wrestlers stand …

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 …

Japan

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 …

Auto Racing

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 …

Martial Arts

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 …

Martial Arts
Japan

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 …

Japan