Today we did something special by visiting an authentic Sumo Wrestling practice.
The sport is steeped in tradition and we were among a fortunate few who were allowed to visit and had to abide by many rules.
It was definitely worth it though – once.
Stripping away the hoopla, it is really just a shoving match between two almost naked fat guys. The first guy to step out of the ring or touch any part of his body (except souls of feet) in the ring loses.
Matches generally take less than a minute.