Sumo – the traditional Japanese wrestling for fat people (Part 1)

Hello everyone, today we come to the land of mourning to learn about sumo – traditional Japanese martial art. This is traditional wrestling type with many features that only you can see in Japan.

If you are going to study in Japan and tell you that the only entertainment spot is the Sumo arenas, you should try to see it once and feel.

 Wrestling in the world usually also divides weight class, with each weight class having a certain name, the highest weight class will refer to the heavy class. If calculated according to the above division, Japanese sumo fighters will be considered super heavyweight.

Each sumo fighter usually weighs from 150kg to 300kg. In order to gain such weight, sumo fighters must strictly follow the regulations of diet and exercise for a long time. Do not underestimate the sumo fighters because they think they are fat and inflexible, the stabs of a heavy boxer are like a slap of a 250kg bear.

Method of sumo wrestling

The two sumo wrestlers will fight on a high-leveled square pedestal, inside is a straw braided circle with a diameter of 4.55 meters buried halfway under the pedestal. braided straw buried halfway into the ground 80 cm apart is the line for two boxers to prepare.

The umpire was not an ordinary person rather than a sumo fighter, the umpire usually wore the same clothes as the priest and presided over the ceremony before the start.

When competing sumo wrestlers will only loincloth and bun in the old-fashioned style.

Before the ceremony begins, the two gladiators will hold a handful of salt swung over their heads for the purpose of exorcism, then the two gladiators will stand in the preparation position at the two straw lines in the middle of the stage. Next is the greeting before the start, this is done 3 times and the arbiter will signal at the start.

When ordered by the referee the two gladiators will jostle each other and usually the game will end in just a few seconds. There is no limit to the time of sumo wrestling, but it usually ends quickly. Gladiators who are pushed out of the circle will be defeated.