Archive for the ‘Sumo’ Category

15 Jul 2011

  • Posted by Utah Martial Arts Feeds
  • Weekend Link Roundup: Sumo Wrestling

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    I’ve been digging sumo wrestling recently, and really enjoying their sense of grappling. Those fat dudes have an amazing grasp on head positioning, hip control and that full box of twinkies.

    But seriously, as I watch some matches, I’m taken aback by how quick and powerful these guys are. For guys in the know, you’ll recognize a lot of judo and wrestling.

    I wanted to just start your weekend off right by providing a couple of pics, vids and links.

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    After I see one of these big guys slamming down on the ground, I think of Gandalf in the LOTR: The Two Towers: “From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak I wrestled with that obese giant … until at last I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin upon the mountain side.”

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    When you hit a solid throw, it feels amazing.

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    I like to watch how these behemoths use under/over hooks and head placement. Kinda reminds me of fighting with your back on the cage in MMA – you’ll see it better in the vids.

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    You’ll see a huge man get knocked out with a palm strike to the face in the video above, Bas Rutten style.

    Enjoy your weekend!


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