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40. Sumo

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Mina-san, Thank you once again for your patience and understanding. We hope all of you had a great week with plenty of study time! :wink: Yoroshiku onegai shimasu!


Hi Juan!

Thank you for your nice feedback! It makes us really happy to know that you enjoyed this lesson about sumo!

I must say though,
this is a very old lesson (2007), so the rankings might have changed a bit.

I hope you will enjoy watching sumo when you come here!

avatar Juan

I really enjoyed this lesson on Sumo. I have heard a lot about mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and Judo in Japan but not a lot about Sumo. I was not aware of all of the divisions, the sumo houses, and all of the day-to-day activities that goes on in a Sumo wrestlers life. I was also shocked to hear that there is not a Japanese champion in the highest ranks of Sumo. I want to thank you for adding this lesson to the Japanese Culture Class section. Now I have something else to look forward to seeing when I make a trip tp Japan.

avatar Juanito

I just went to my first sumo match yesterday!!!
one of the best experiences of my life !!


avatar Keith

Bob, great job with the podcast. I hope we have you back soon.

avatar Bob

Troy. Good point there. That’s what happens when you leave an American like me to try and convert from the metric system. Cheers!

avatar Troy

Your sumo expert is out to lunch on some of the stuff he says. Kotooshu isn’t even close to 7′. :roll: Try like 6′6″.

avatar Sindy

Welcome back aboard JP101 Crew! :wink:

Your Welcome JP101 I got them (Listeners) enternaint for a week in Miki’s Blog! :lol: :wink:

I like Sumos and this was very interest Thank You! :wink: :mrgreen: S_R_C

avatar Marshdrifter

I have to go with a quote from Warren Ellis’ Transmetropolitan:

“Sumo is the most perfect of sports. It has elegance, ceremony, danger, art, speed, and, most important, two fat bastards smacking the **** out of each other. It is immaculate, which is why it has remained essentially unchanged for thousands of years. It remains the only thing in the world that I want to stay static. The only thing I love that loves me back.” (Transmetropolitan Oct 1999, No. 26 Pg 17 — censorship, mine)

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yay, the lessons are back! perfect timing, as i’ve just gotten caught up on all the old lessons! :) looking forward to hearing a new lesson!

thanks JPod101 for all the great work!! :)


avatar Carlo

Welcome back JP101 team, I was longing for your return! :wink:

カルロ :cool: