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15 November 2008 @ 02:35 pm
Live from the ring  
Apparently throat-punching is legal in sumo. Who knew?

More when I'm not posting from an iPhone.
 
 
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q99q99 on November 16th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
Hmm.. sounds weird at first, but makes sense. Sumo strikes are almost all open-handed pushing, drawing blood results in a do-over, and you don't get many throat shots at the angle involved anyway.
dorchadasdorchadas on November 16th, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
the part that really surprised me is that I later saw two guys practicing. One had a towel around his throat and the other guy was smacking him.
q99q99 on November 16th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
That strikes me as odd too :)