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Old 01-06-2008, 09:19 AM   #26
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Re: You vs Professional Sumo wrestler

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I always carry a bowl of rice with me, just for this specific situation.
It should buy me enough time to get away.
Yes, I would say that my Aikido would succeed against one of these Sumotori. Then again, my Aikido involved biting the Achilles tendon, and does not necessarily exclude shooting someone from a very far away place. But I would do it with love in my heart… yes…
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:36 PM   #27
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Re: You vs Professional Sumo wrestler

Vs a sumo wrestler? Well, my Aikido tells me that I might be able to outrun him

As per sizes, I was born and raised in Italy and now I live in the USA...trust me, here it is pretty hard to find someone who is smaller than me. So I guess if something has to happen in the streets (but it won't coz I will avoid it hee hee), chances are 99% I will face someone bigger than me.
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:59 PM   #28
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Re: You vs Professional Sumo wrestler

First, when I watch Sumo, I see a fair bit of Aikido in there already.

Second, when I first went to Japan on a university exchange, a Sumo bout was aranged for three of us who were interested - on one of our many visits etc. We had to wear Mawashi - the whole deal. We all lost, repeatedly, repeatedly, repeatedly, of course. We only went against junior wrestlers but they were more than a match for us/me - no comparison, they were in their element and I was out of mine, even with over ten years of Aikido, Judo, and Jujutsu behind me. Glad I did it though.

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Old 01-06-2008, 08:37 PM   #29
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Re: You vs Professional Sumo wrestler

There is always the Keith Hackney approach.

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Old 01-21-2008, 04:41 AM   #30
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Re: You vs Professional Sumo wrestler

ha ha...wouldn't stand a chance..
i would run 'till he got exhausted

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Old 01-21-2008, 06:49 AM   #31
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Re: You vs Professional Sumo wrestler

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There is always the Keith Hackney approach.
Yeah I remember that bout.. UFC 3, wasn't it?
Hackney won by TKO against the 600+ pound Yarborough (amateur sumo champion), but broke his hand and was unable to continue in the tournament.

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Old 01-22-2008, 07:01 AM   #32
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Re: You vs Professional Sumo wrestler

Cito, and everyone. Here is the fight:
Hackney Vs Yarborough

Most unimpressive, but you'll not find me in the octagon any time soon!

interesting that the big dude does both sumoo and judoo according to the commentator.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:07 AM   #33
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Re: You vs Professional Sumo wrestler

In professional sumotori, there is professional as in someone whose job it is to do just that.
So like any professional type of fighter, they would be very hard to beat consistently.

Of course, there is always the option of a medieval knight fair fight.
(ie turn up unexpected with more people, better weaponry and better armour)

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Old 01-22-2008, 09:21 AM   #34
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Re: You vs Professional Sumo wrestler

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We only went against junior wrestlers but they were more than a match for us/me - no comparison, they were in their element and I was out of mine, even with over ten years of Aikido, Judo, and Jujutsu behind me.
Taking you out of your element, and making you realize that you were, was in itself a very aiki strategy.
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:48 AM   #35
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Re: You vs Professional Sumo wrestler

Has anyone trained with this guy?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZrS5...eature=related
I hear he's all the rage. and that it is actually his insight from training that sets him apart and not just his waza..... you decide.

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Old 01-31-2008, 03:58 PM   #36
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Re: You vs Professional Sumo wrestler

Oh Gosh. I was just foolin around...didn't mean to stop the show.
Hardy har-har....
thanks

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Old 01-31-2008, 04:31 PM   #37
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Re: You vs Professional Sumo wrestler

I'm kinda surprised no one mentioned how badly Futahaguro and Akebono did in MMA. The former lasted what--15 seconds?

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Old 01-31-2008, 08:04 PM   #38
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Re: You vs Professional Sumo wrestler

Akebono vs. Royce Gracie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0_svVIDORQ

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