Sumo 101: Winning techniques

Sumo Sep 20, 2018

Sumo 101: Winning techniques

by John Gunning

The Japan Sumo Association lists 82 different ways to win a bout. These winning techniques are called kimarite and the applicable one is announced in the arena immediately following each fight. There are also five "non techniques" covering situations such as a wrestler stepping out ...

Hakuho edges closer to record

Sumo Jul 16, 2017

Hakuho edges closer to record

Yokozuna Hakuho moved one away from the career wins mark of the late yokozuna Chiyonofuji on Sunday, when he improved to 8-0 at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who won May's grand tournament with a perfect 15-0 record, is unbeaten in 23 straight matches ...

Hakuho, Aoiyama maintain perfect records at Nagoya Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 15, 2017

Hakuho, Aoiyama maintain perfect records at Nagoya Basho

Yokozuna Hakuho kept his perfect record intact through the first week of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament with a comfortable win over third-ranked maegashira Ikioi on Saturday. With two yokozuna — Kisenosato and Kakuryu — having already pulled out, Hakuho remained sturdy as an ...

Kisenosato in west slot for debut at yokozuna

Sumo Feb 27, 2017

Kisenosato in west slot for debut at yokozuna

Kisenosato will start life as sumo's 72nd yokozuna on the west side as the Japan Sumo Association on Monday released the rankings for the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Kisenosato, after winning the New Year Basho with a 14-1 mark last month, became the first Japanese-born ...