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My New Hobby – Women Sumo Wrestling

Updated on January 6, 2017


My hobbies include listening to music, writing but I need something more exciting. Something new, a change….

So, I have decided to be sporty and try Sumo wrestling, which originates from Japan – I’m sure we have seen some sumo wrestlers before, but a lot of people are not aware, that there are Women Sumo Wrestlers.


"Hey, don't mess with me."

What is it all about?

It’s an activity where one wrestler tries to force another out of a ring. The rules are simple: the first wrestler to touch the ground with anything besides the soles of his/her feet, or who leaves the ring before his/her opponent, is the loser. Fights only last for a few seconds, up to a minute. How cool is that? Short and Sweet….. well, maybe a bit painful.

In Japan, before fighting Sumo wrestlers have rituals which involve praying to the gods and purifying the Spirit and Body. I have also noticed that before Sumo Wrestlers fight, they greet/curtesy to each other.

I have always been intrigued by Martial Arts. I reckon Sumo would be a great start, although I might have to add some weight first, otherwise I could be blown out of the ring like a feather…


Below is a video of women Sumo Wrestlers fighting. P/s note people get paired up with various sizes of opponents. So, a big woman could fight a small woman. Also, it’s interesting to note the traditions they observe before the beginning of a fight.

Maybe I should add Sumo Wrestling to my CV, on recreation activities.

Do you think it will help me stand out? :)



I wish I started Sumo at an Early Age...


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    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 2 years ago from London, UK

      @Poetryman6969 Lol. Me neither.

      Thanks for stopping.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I don't think I could handle the rapid weight gain myself. Congratulations on being scary!

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Lol Freya

      Not really.... I'm not a sporty person. This is just to scare men. lol

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      Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Heeee? Oh wow! Are you serious? @,@ Good luck, dear. It kind of frightening to me.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks so much for stopping, The Jet.

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      The Jet 6 years ago from The Bay

      Wow. I never knew such a thing existed... thanks for sharing.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Fastfreta

      It's surprising to see women in there.

      Hope you will join, lol

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Lady_E, for the new conversation piece. I never knew there were women in this sport. Very good, voted up/awesome.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks so much Prasetio.

      Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Nice information. I really enjoy and entertained with this information. Well done, my friend. Rated up!


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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks stars439 - Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

      ** Lol DeBorrah. Thanks for those prayers.

      Best Wishes.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

      Lady E, You are so adventerous! I think you may enjoy this! Make sure you take plenty of vitamins, especially iron! lol! I will pray that the Lord's angels protect you!!

      In HIS Love, Grace. Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      A very interesting event. God Bless you precious heart.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hi Hello Hello, Aaaawh, so nice to hear from you. Hope the Op went well. Do take it easy. Don't carry any heavy stuff. Just call me and I will send a Sumo Wrestler over to help. :)

      ** Hello Andromida - I think it will make it catchy and they will know to always agree with what I say or else..... lol. :)

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      This is something new to me.I guess adding sumo wrestling to your CV will show your diverse taste for recreation and certainly it will make your CV more catchy.All the best :)

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Lady_E what scandal to I read after me coming back from my operation. lol

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** A A Zavala - Thanks for that useful tip. It's a good idea.

      ** Aka DJ - True. I think it burns calories quicker. Good thinking.

      ** Lol Dreamreachout - I haven't started it yet, but I certainly have my eyes on it. Hope all is well with you. :)

      ** Cheers Click here - Glad you stopped by.

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      Click here 6 years ago

      Great Hobby but we are in feavor here in india Dear!

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      dreamreachout 6 years ago

      Hey, how did you pick this up as your hobby!! I am surprised!!

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      aka-dj 6 years ago from Australia

      I never thought this was possible. :/

      Not sure why? Just never thought. But, like everything else, its there for whoever to try.

      Tongue in cheek...there are a lot of overweight women that should take this up. At least they can be (dare I say it?) fat, AND fit!

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      Augustine A Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

      I am speechless. I am without speech. But bigs girls need attention, and they certainly can use the exercise. SO, female sumo wrestling it is. Don't wrestle, just throw salt in the ring and be the ref. Thanks again for sharing.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Cheers Mentalist Acer.

      ** Hi Tony - I'm participating in my mind for now. lol. Not physically. Thanks for stopping.

      ** That's true Philipo - It is fun to watch, but don't get in the ring with them...

      ** Ha ha Katie.... good idea. I'll start with the light weight first. Glad you stopped by.

      ** Lol Ruby - If they fall on me, I'd be super squashed. Maybe even flattened like a pancake. Thanks for taking time to comment and watch the Video.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Yuk, If i was that fat, i would wire my mouth shut, only leaving enough room for a straw. Elena, if they fall on you, yipes. Maybe they have a light weight, if so , it probably would be good exercise. The video was fun to watch. Thank you.


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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      WOW who knew, thank you dear for keeping us up to speed on current events, it's great to be in the know. So is women sumo wrestling your new hobby, you must be starting a new class, light weight class ;) Katie

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      Philipo 6 years ago from Nigeria

      I really love this aspect of sports. Its just fun, especially the female sumo(ness) wrestlers.

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      tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

      My Dear Lady when I read the title for this post I thought you might be participating. And I had two thoughts on it. First you were too classy for such an endeavor. Second I would definitely subscribe with my cable company to watch you in action !But I guess I will just continue to follow your hubs instead. :)

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      ??,this means good luck,lol.;)