The relevance of Sumo training

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  1. RredRrover

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    dunno if that is the same thing I saw... but I watched one where the sumo wrestlers drank an ice filled glass of turtle blood before their competition... hmmm do they know something we don't?
     
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    You mean you don't put turtle blood in your PWO shakes?
     
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    Thanks for the clip. Some interesting info in there.

    The diet part was very interesting...10k calories a day!? Damn...

    The stew looked great.
     
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    I really like Sumo.

    Nage-waza that work on 300+ lb guys with low center of gravity and good balance are exactly the kind of technique us powerlifters need in a fight.
     
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    *nage-waza




    Some of those big guys are amazingly nimble. Have you ever seen a Wakanohana fight?
     
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    Dammit I suck at spelling things.

    I don't follow Sumo that closely as I haven't had time.

    If I ever get to Japan I want to learn some Sumo. Learning the nage-waza and learning to have a base like they do would be really useful.

    Do you know much about Sumo? If so, can you point me to the name of a very technical Sumo who uses nage-waza frequently?
     
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    Do you mean a wrestler who does a lot of technical throws?
     
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    I don't follow it much personally, I just saw the documentary while channel surfing the other day and upon finding the meat of the subject on youtube, decided to share.

    Also, for technical sumo throws, I direct you to Asashouryuu, a Yokozuna ranked Mongolian. Amazing power and technique.

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    That's a good clip. It shows him go undefeated for all 15 days in a row of the tournament.
     
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    I've watched that clip a few time before this. I really like how he throws the guy at about 42 seconds into the video.

    It just seems to me that if you can throw a 300+ lb guy with a great base to the ground, your techniques will work REALLY well versus some 200lb pencil neck.

    Yeah I want to see some Sumo that use lots of Nage-waza. Got any names?
     
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    What's naga waza!
     
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    nage--throwing

    waza--technique
     
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    Amazing seeing this thread posted on sherdog no less, and with intelligent responses >_>. I was awaiting seeing the ts get flamed to holy hell when I opened it.

    EDIT: To be OT, isn't the Sumo diet seeing some revisions to make it healthier for the Sumos?

    Any good books/docus on Sumo?
     
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    I'm still waiting for some college football team to recruit some Japanese sumo wrestlers as linemen. Would be sweet.
     
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    I would love to have a huge Chanko and beer feast.
     
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    I know it's in the Replacements, but wouldn't these guys be extremely good linemen?
     

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