Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sometimes in Sumo a Girl Clobbers a Guy

THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN EVERYDAY IN OKINAWAN: GIRL CLOBBERS BOY !

What usually happens looks more like this. The Ref makes introductions.
"Wearing the white belt, GIRL.  In the red, GUY".
Now that you've been formally introduced check each other out.
Get a grip. No foolin around below the belt.

May the best Sumo Wrestler win.
They go round and round.


They ain't dancing.  This is serious business.
This gal is spunky.  She puts up a good fight.


She tried every trick in the book and looked like she'd be a winner.

Doggonit, she wound up being unceremoniously dumped !

Well, the next girl to wrestle musta said to herself, "That ain't happenin to me".
And she was a blur of motion goin against that dude.


SHOVES THE GUY RIGHT OUTTA THE RING. "REF, IF THAT AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH..."


"I THROW HIS FANNY BACK IN THE RING................................................

..........................................................NOW, IS THE GUY CLOBBERED OR WHAT?"


This is my submission to LadyExpat's TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY.




RELATED POST: EVER SEE GIRLS SUMO WRESTLE ?


MORE ON TRADITIONAL OKINAWAN SUMO MAY BE SEEN ON THIS YOU TUBE VIDEO 
COURTESY OF VISIT OKINAWA JAPAN





12 comments:

Jim said...

I'll show this to my daughter. She's into Muay Thai and itching for a competition fight. Not enough girls to compete with, so I reckon she'll just have to bust it up with the guys...little ones.
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RyukyuMike said...

Jim,
Okinawan Sumo may be more gentle that what your daughter does with the Muay Thai.
Now, with the big guys it's a bit rougher. I've only seen children matches with boy against girl. I'm hooked. Can hardly wait for the next festival that has some.

cherrysberries said...

GREAT post! Love the photos. Makes me want to clobber a guy myself. ;)

RyukyuMike said...

Cherrysberries.
LOL You may want to watch the video before trying adult Okinawa Sumo !

Muza-chan said...

LOL, very funny!
Sometimes I wish to be able to do that.... but with my physical structure I don't have a chance (^_^)

RyukyuMike said...

Muza-chan,
Huh? With all those Nikons you tote around I bet, if someone could pry you loose from them, you'd be a holy terror in the Sumo Ring !

Cathy Sweeney said...

Girl power! Love it. Is that a medical tent in the background? I hope the young guy was treated and released.

LadyE said...

Great post Mike! Taekwondo is the big thing here On the ROK. I have a feeling more than one boy has gotten clobbered by some feisty little girl.
I say....GO GIRL!!

Thanks for making Travel Photo Thursday great.

Datewithabook said...

Girl power!
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RyukyuMike said...

Cathy, LadyE and Datewithabook,
Believe it or not, this was the first time I ever saw kids sumo. Fell in love with it and can't wait to shoot more. Especially love seeing a gal whup a boy !
Ges them prepared for married life LOL !

Aleah said...

I expected sumo wrestlers to be huge. I wonder if there are women (adults) sumo wrestlers? That would be very interesting to see!

RyukyuMike said...

Aleah,
LOL The ones in Japan are really humongous !