Samurai Dave: The Roving Ronin Report

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Sumo Falls – A Video Compilation of Sumo Falls, Tumbles, & Throws

If you thought sumo a sport of slow moving fat guys in thongs engaged in an aggressive shoving match, guess again.

As any follower of Sumo knows, Sumo wrestlers are fast, strong, and agile. They also know how to take a fall real well. And they get tossed around a lot.

The following is a series of falls, tumbles, and throws from several tournaments: Sept ’06, May ’07, July ’07 in Nagoya, and Sept ’07. There’s also scenes from an outdoor exhibition in April ’07.

I went early in the day for the Nagoya Basho and caught some of the junior wrestlers so this vid has wrestlers from the very top to the very bottom of the sumo hierachry.
 

Music by Seven Cycle Theory:
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January 27, 2008 - Posted by | asashoryu, Blogroll, heavy metal, japan, life, metal, music, rock, seven cycle theory, Sport, sumo, tokyo, travel, TV, video, vlog, wrestling, yokozuna, youtube

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