June 11, 2009

Sumo Documentary


Foreign Correspondent, a news show on Australia Broadcasting Co., did a recent episode on Sumo. I just finished watching it and it is a superb (and rare) look inside one of the oldest combat sports in the world! Click here to view it. FYI it is about 30 minutes long, but worth it.

I plan on writing more in the future, but to me Sumo is one of the greatest grappling arts out there, steeped in tradition centuries old. We have spoken a lot about push hands and Mike Martello's abilities. His last visit to Seattle we spoke briefly about Sumo (topic came up because we have some Tegata hanging on our walls at home)and Mike said they REALLY knew push hands!

Enjoy,
JAB

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