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sumo

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by serum, Apr 6, 2003.

  1. serum

    serum Elite Member

    Joined: Aug 9, 2000 Messages: 4,200 Likes Received: 138
    today i went to my first sumo tournament. shit was dope. it's definitely an acquired taste. the point is for the two wrestlers to face off with eye contact and try to intimidate the other opponent before the match starts. they face off head to head, one wrestler waiting for the other to touch both fists to the ground and begin the match. but if one wrestler chooses to power-up from the god that they represent they move away from the circle and grab salt and throw it into the air. its kind of slow paced but basically after 3-4 "power-ups" its gets tense and you know that they are going to go at it the next face off. the first player to touch the ground with anything other than his feet or be pushed out to the circle loses. i always thought that sumo wrestlers were just really fat japanese people but for real dudes have alot muscle. heres some wrestlers that i dig.

    http://www.sumo.or.jp/eng/kyokai/honbasho/image/kyokai.jpg'>

    [img]http://www.sumo.or.jp/eng/kyokai/honbasho/image/torikumi.jpg'>

    [img]http://www.sumo.or.jp/meikan/rikishidata/image/20000100.jpg'>
    asashoryu from mongolia my favorite yokozuna right now.

    [img]http://www.sumo.or.jp/meikan/rikishidata/image/20000036.jpg'>
    musashimaru from hawaii
     
  2. philestine

    philestine New Jack

    Joined: Apr 23, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    Good post serum. I dig the process they go through before the match with the hair styling.
    If i ever get a chance, i wouldn't hesitate on the opportunity to see a match.
    Is that what you know about the sport so far or did you have someone with you explaining the rules and rituals?
     
  3. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 7,066 Likes Received: 24
    i remember some channel showing sumo wrasslin' late night on TV in hawai'i.
     
  4. chicken bone

    chicken bone Guest

    Back when I lived in Japan I loved watching Sumo. Musashimaru was my favorite!
     
  5. spec

    spec Guest

    I watch it on TV, it's entertaining. :cool:
     
  6. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
  7. TEE_rase_war

    TEE_rase_war Senior Member

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  8. krie

    krie Guest

    that old lady is fukn weird lookin, id be hating that if she was my grandmother!
     
  9. shaolinmasta

    shaolinmasta Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 26, 2003 Messages: 7,884 Likes Received: 157
    hahaha funny pic she looks like shes standing up to somone
     
  10. krie

    krie Guest

    shes standin up to you


    wot you gonna do now boye ?
     
  11. uncle-boy

    uncle-boy Guest

    da local braddahs own dat shit.

    Akebono
    Musashimaru
    Konishki
     
  12. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 40
    hayakaguchi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. serum

    serum Elite Member

    Joined: Aug 9, 2000 Messages: 4,200 Likes Received: 138
    i went with my girlfriend and she doesnt know anything about sumo. she didnt even know the names of the famous guys. wakanohana is retiring due to a bad leg so it was his 2nd time announcing his retirement. i guess theres a process to announcing your retirement a couple times. i was hoping they would cut his hair but not yet.

    in terms of what i know about sumo is limited to the sentances i can pick up off the tv in japanese. ive seen the little skinny kids practicing in the stables and how they really just beat the shit out of you until you bulk up and hopefully begin to kick some ass. their diets have been made more healthier due to wrestlers dying at a young age. other fun facts are about the sumo orgies, and a long time ago about the homosexual relationships between the sumo and his apprentices. but for real sumo wrestlers have the most gorgeous wives.
     
  14. krie

    krie Guest


    mmm i dun think id take my gf to watch sumo wrestling..
     
  15. serum

    serum Elite Member

    Joined: Aug 9, 2000 Messages: 4,200 Likes Received: 138
    Sumo wrestlers to begin safety patrol

    Sumo wrestlers will be enlisted to fight the growing crime rate by conducting a nighttime patrol of the area around their Edogawa-ku stable from this week.

    Officials from the Isenoumi Stable hope that their hefty help will not only thin out the ranks of criminals, but also swell the number of fans of the ancient sport.

    "Anybody thinking of committing a crime would run away if they were confronted by a sumo wrestler," Isenoumi Stablemaster Fujinokawa said.

    Starting Wednesday, two Isenoumi grapplers will walk the streets of the districts near the stable each night for about one hour beginning at midnight. They won't be armed, but will carry whistles to alert people of the presence of a wrongdoer and perhaps track them down.

    Fujinokawa suggested the idea as much to boost the flagging popularity of sumo as to fight crime, which Metropolitan Police Agency statistics suggest is not so rampant around Edogawa-ku

    (Mainichi Shimbun, Feb. 9, 2003)
     
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