One of my new karate students recently shared his love of sumo wrestling with me. I’ve always admired the wrestlers and their special mix of enormous size and explosive athleticism. Here are some excellent examples of bouts and techniques that show just how amazing sumo can be!
Kimarite Winning Techniques Highlights
Many of these throws are straight out of judo. But to see such large men executing them? Wow! And how about the first winner who slid into an effortless split!
A Normal Life: Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler
This is a really neat documentary that sheds insight into the everyday life of a novice sumo wrestler. He eventually leaves the stable because it is too regimented and demanding; training–and eating!–is no joke. The tournaments are extremely challenging as well. If you ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a sumo wrestler, definitely check out this video.
Bob Sapp vs. Butterbean Sumo Match!
Well, this last one ain’t traditional sumo, but I couldn’t resist including two of my old favorites!