Sunday, May 01, 2016

In this clip from a TV show, a 160 lb. female BJJ blackbelt wrestles with a sumo. The match isn’t exactly in a competitive environment, but it ends with the sumo tapping out.

Jiu-jitsu, meaning ‘soft are’ was developed to overcome someone who is bigger and stronger. Sumo of course is a sport typically of humongous men pushing each other. Although seemingly different, they similarly use leverage and an opponents strength against them.

In the clip, the small girl charges the sumo who easily pushes her aside and she falls to the ground. She next tries to clinch with him and gets picked up in the air. The sumo is having fun and walks around the mat but loses his balance as the girl struggles and falls to the mat. The girl quickly locks in an arm bar and wins the match!

About Brazilian JiuJitsu

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger,heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense.[3] Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.


About Sumo

Sumo is a competitive full-contact wrestling sport where a rikishi (wrestler) attempts to force another wrestler out of a circular ring (dohyō) or into touching the ground with anything other than the soles of his feet.

The sport originated in Japan, the only country where it is practiced professionally. It is generally considered a gendai budō (a modern Japanese martial art), but this definition is misleading as the sport has a history spanning many centuries. Many ancient traditions have been preserved in sumo and even today the sport includes many ritual elements such as the use of salt purification, from the days when sumo was used in the Shinto religion. Life as a wrestler is highly regimented, with rules regulated by the Japan Sumo Association. Most sumo wrestlers are required to live in communal sumo training stables, known in Japanese as heya, where all aspects of their daily lives—from meals to their manner of dress—are dictated by strict tradition.