Sumo

A Thinking Fan's Guide to Japan's National Sport
Product Number: EB00643226
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781462900275
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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Description

Sumo is a fresh and funny introduction to the fascinating world of sumo, Japan's national sport. Author David Benjamin reveals sumo to be an action-packed sport populated by genuine athletes who employ clever strategies and techniques to overcome their gargantuan opponents. Sumo provides an engaging, witty, behind-the-scenes look at sumo today. This sumo book is a thoroughly updated revision of the popular The Joy of Sumo. Benjamin's enthusiasm and insight into the sport remain unmatched, and his humorous descriptions of the personalities and pageantry of the sport will have you laughing loud and often. A complete guide to sumo for both curious novices and long-time fans, you'll learn about: - The greatest sumo match ever - The many strategies employed by wrestlers, such as "the Hooker," "the Bulldozer" and "the Matador" - Sumo's most stunning move - Why rikishi sometimes throw a match - the backroom politics that influence who is promoted to the highest ranks - The "foreign invasion" of sumo and what it means for the sport's future

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Author(s): David Benjamin
Genre: History, Sports
Original Publish Date: May 03, 2011

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