In the last post I show a “epic” bout shot by shot – at least that is what it looks like on the camera. Here is what that same bout looks like on video.
Here is a great example of the “psychological” part of the game. It actually worked. The gaijin sumo wrestler came up red faced and visibly flustered. The next time he stepped into the ring he lost.
The ultimate throw down.
After this match just as gyoji was about to officially recognize the winner with his fan, the referee shouted out.
The simpan conferred with the gyoji to decide if the win was official.
After much discussion, he remained the winner.
This match is blurry (My first video with the camera, still learning), but a great match. Takanoyama Shuntaro, a Czech wrestler who weighs 50-80 kg less than his opponents.
This was a match with a ton of build up. Lots of pre-bout peacocking around to psych each other out. Had I blinked I would have missed it.