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Sumo (相撲) is a form of competitive full-contact wrestling where a wrestler attempts to force his opponent out of a circular ring or into touching the ground with any body part other than the soles of his feet (usually by throwing, shoving or pushing him down).

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How is "front" uchi-mata (Yagura-nage) classified?

There is a competition throw in judo which resembles: an uchi-mata lifting with the front of the thigh, or equivalently an obi-tori-gaeshi where you continue the turn after lifting (as opposed to ...
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Are there any overlaps between the Judo kodokan techniques and Sumo's kimarite?

Looking over the wikipedia list, it seems like some of the kakete techniques might be near or even pure analogs of judo throws. Kekaeshi for instance, would be a good candidate. But others involve ...
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What are the physical requirements for Sumo wrestlers? No exposing six-packs?

Having seen many pictures of Sumo wrestlers on the web, I have not found ones who expose their six-packs or ones who have appearance as follows. Most of them look like the following. Questions ...
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