Sumo: The Ancient Art of Japanese Wrestling


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Sumo: where giants dance and history breathes, capturing the essence of Japanese culture in every powerful encounter.

Dive deep into the captivating world of Sumo wrestling with "Sumo: The Ancient Art of Japanese Wrestling", an extensive and engaging guide that brings to life the rich history, traditions, and techniques of Japan's national sport.


Explore the Rich History This book opens with a vivid exploration of Sumo's ancient origins, tracing its evolution through centuries and highlighting its integral role in Japanese culture. Each page offers a window into the past, revealing the sport's transformation and enduring significance.


Unraveling the Rules and Rituals Delve into the core of Sumo wrestling as you learn about its rules, the design and symbolism of the Sumo ring, and the fascinating rituals that precede each match. Understand the principles and forbidden techniques that govern this sport, and appreciate the deep connection between Sumo and Shinto rituals.Training and Lifestyle of Sumo Wrestlers Gain an insider's view of the rigorous training regimen and the disciplined lifestyle of a Sumo wrestler. 


From their daily routines in a Sumo stable to their unique diet and nutrition, you will discover what it takes to excel in this demanding sport.Meet the Giants of the Ring Get up close with the athletes who define Sumo. Learn about the legendary Yokozuna and the dynamic world of Sumo wrestlers, from their recruitment and training to their post-career paths.Techniques, Strategies, and Iconic Moments Immerse yourself in the world of Sumo techniques and strategies, and relive the most historic performances and dramatic upsets that have shaped the sport.


Sumo Beyond the Ring "Sumo: The Ancient Art of Japanese Wrestling" goes beyond the matches to explore the cultural impact of Sumo, its role in art and literature, and its influence on global perception.Looking to the Future Finally, the book examines the future of Sumo, discussing modern challenges, innovations, and its expanding global outreach.


This book is not just a guide; it's an in-depth tribute to a sport that is as much an art form as a competition. Whether you are a long-time fan, a practitioner, or new to the world of Sumo, "Sumo: The Ancient Art of Japanese Wrestling" is an essential read that captures the spirit, strength, and tradition of this ancient sport.


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Author(s) - Marcus B. Cole


Published Date - March 25 2024

ISBN - 9781776829590

Dimensions - 19.7 x 13.2 x 1.4 cm

Page Count - 248

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