Videos

The Rules of Sumo Wrestling – EXPLAINED!

Transcript

00:00
Ninh explains the rules of sumo
00:02
wrestling sumo wrestling is Japan’s all
00:05
the sports that is contested between two
00:07
wrestlers known as Rikishi no not this
00:10
kind of Rikishi and takes place in a
00:12
clay ring known as a dough yo the ring
00:15
itself is roughly four and a half meters
00:17
in diameter the object of the games you
00:21
to either force your opponent out of the
00:23
ring or make it touch the floor with
00:25
anything other than the soles of his
00:26
feet if you manage to do either of these
00:29
things the referee will point your side
00:32
of the dough yo and you win the match
00:34
once both sumo wrestlers touch the
00:37
ground with that business the match
00:38
begins you are allowed to push your
00:41
opponent slap your opponent’s grab their
00:44
mawashi or wank off block their limbs
00:48
redirect them out of the ring trip them
00:51
up throw them out of the ring or really
00:55
throw them there’s also things you
00:58
cannot do which will result in your
00:59
instant disqualification
01:01
you cannot point your opponent’s poke
01:04
them in any sensitive area grab around
01:06
the crotch area and if your mawashi
01:08
comes off you are disqualified
01:10
immediately there is no time limits and
01:13
matches can last anything from four
01:15
seconds to four minutes come on men
01:19
these are just fat dudes wearing diapers
01:21
this is a joke right unfortunately this
01:25
is no laughing matter
01:27
sumo is Japan’s national sports and Rick
01:30
issued the bolt their entire lives to
01:32
training gaining weight and learning the
01:34
art of sumo they may be chummy around
01:37
the midsection but they are strong men
01:40
with fast reflexes and incredible bowels
01:43
the heavies professional consult 287
01:46
kilos or 633 pounds so imagine trance
01:50
push that out of the ring it’s not easy
01:53
and sumo wrestling is an incredibly
01:55
difficult sport to master whilst the
01:58
rules of sumo are easy to understand
02:00
everything around it is not there’s a
02:03
view of the things that you’ll need to
02:04
know before playing or watching sumo
02:06
for example pre-match ritual without
02:10
going into too much detail the process
02:12
to start the sumo wrestling match is a
02:14
religious ceremony that includes
02:16
cleansing their mounts throwing salts of
02:18
purified the ring stamping out evil
02:21
spirits showing their opponent that they
02:24
want to fight fair and have no weapons
02:25
and citing each other out mano e if
02:30
there’s a dispute as that you want about
02:32
five judges dressed in black will step
02:35
into the ring to discuss the match this
02:37
is known as mana week and they will
02:39
decide to either agree with the referee
02:41
or return the referee’s decision or if
02:45
they still cannot decide order a rematch
02:47
and make both Rikishi wrestle again GOG
02:51
the referee in a sumo match is known as
02:54
the gyoji
02:54
he is dressed in colorful robes and
02:57
holds a wooden fan in his right hand
02:59
which he uses to signal the winner GOG
03:02
are ranked for superiority with the
03:04
highest rank gyoji wearing extravagant
03:06
silks and purple robe decorations which
03:09
is the color of Japanese nobility prize
03:13
money before soon sumo matches you might
03:16
see these colorful banners being paraded
03:17
around the ring
03:19
these are sponsor banners underfeed that
03:22
the sponsor pays tax the prize money
03:24
the winning Rikishi is awarded the prize
03:27
in ambulance from the gyoji
03:28
more sponsors equals more prize money
03:32
tournament sumo matches usually take
03:35
place in tournaments each Rikishi
03:37
contests in one match every day for 15
03:39
straight days
03:41
for seven straight days in the lower
03:43
divisions the Rikishi with the most wins
03:46
in any one tournament is proclaimed the
03:48
winner if to ricochet have the same
03:51
record they must fight each other to be
03:53
crowned the tournament champion ranking
03:57
there are 10 ranks in professional sumo
03:59
and based on your wins and losses you
04:02
can be promoted or demoted or act based
04:05
on your performance if you’re in the top
04:07
5 ranks this is known as Micucci or the
04:10
top division where your matches are
04:12
televised and your starting salary is
04:14
significantly higher than the bottom 5
04:16
ranks Yokozuna
04:19
the goal of every signal wrestler is to
04:22
reach the rank of Yokozuna no not this
04:24
kind of Yokozuna what the rank of Grand
04:26
Champion the criteria is strict or in
04:30
short you have to be at least in Ozaukee
04:32
who has won two straight tournaments or
04:34
before the performance and have the
04:36
unanimous votes of the Yokozuna the
04:38
liberation Council of the Japan sumo
04:40
Association to be crowned a Yokozuna
04:43
or Grand Champion you could tell who he
04:46
is as he’s the one that worked his white
04:47
vote during ceremonies and that can be
04:50
more than one Yokozuna at a time
04:53
Yokozuna are treated like gods in Japan
04:55
and they earn significant money fame and
04:58
honor at the top sumo wrestler in the
05:01
world
05:03
if you found this video at all helpful
05:04
please be sure to like share and
05:06
subscribe it takes me ages to make one
05:08
of these things and good karma is very
05:10
much appreciated be sure to follow me on
05:12
Twitter also and share this video on
05:14
reddit but in the meantime enjoy sumo
05:17
wrestling
05:18
[Music]

Related posts

Two Minute Guide to the Sport of Curling

Admin

How To Choose A Running Shoe | What Are The Best Shoes For You?

Admin

The Rules of Basketball – EXPLAINED!

Admin