hamcornheinz

my first time doing amasumo

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I tried out amasumo at our local club yesterday, unfortunately its a bit too far for me to go regularly. A great deal of fun, although I am sore all over. The mawashi isn't as uncomfortable as it looks. So many points which are emphasised just by watching sumo, the difference size makes, the difference a belt grip makes, the importance of having a good tachiai, was reinforced by my experience last night. I had been knocked upwards a bit too much during a few tachiai, so I decided to stay low and let my opponent come into me. Needless to say I went flying. Also after watching sumo this passionately for this long I was still very surprised by just how much leverage a belt grip gives your opponent. And that second where both you and your opponent have both hands down and are about to throw down? That's out of a movie. It was a great amount of fun, and I felt very safe even during matches. Definitely would recommend it to everyone. 

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I think your experience needs a bigger text. Basically "write more write more!"

 

Please.

 

And Pics!

 

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1 hour ago, bettega said:

I think your experience needs a bigger text. Basically "write more write more!"

Please.

And Pics!

 

hahaha, with all the boneheaded things I've posted here you would excuse me for not wanting to show my face.

Write more? Well for one, my muscles are aching so badly now, 2 days after the fact, that if you saw me walking you would probably think I have a condition. In the actual matches, my problem, which I assume is just about every beginner's problem, was that I was standing way to high, and my opponent would get under me, maybe grab a leg, or my mawashi, or just push me out. In the matches I did win, it was mostly a matter of me still standing too high, but being able to generate enough energy purely with muscle to push my opponent out or down. I did find myself doing some things intuitively that you see in the big leagues.. mainly, deflecting pushes with that upwards hand flip motion. I remember an image of Kakuryu doing it flash in my mind when I realised I was doing it naturally. A funny moment was when I was wrestling someone considerably lighter than me, though taller.. he henka'd me, drove me to the side, then I, completely off balance and not even facing him correctly, oshitaoshi'd him to the ground with one arm just by brute force. So that impressed on me that size really is a huge factor. You can get away with a lot more if you are bigger.

Those are just some scattered thoughts I've had since. 

 

 

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5 hours ago, hamcornheinz said:

Write more? Well for one, my muscles are aching so badly now, 2 days after the fact, that if you saw me walking you would probably think I have a condition.

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Please write some more.

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Let me join the chorus of chants for more details! Good on you for strapping on a mawashi stepping onto the dohyo - long been a dream of mine!

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On 20/08/2016 at 18:35, nostradamus2525 said:

Let me join the chorus of chants for more details! Good on you for strapping on a mawashi stepping onto the dohyo - long been a dream of mine!

Well there's not much more I can do with words. Against one guy who had played football in high school, twice I got single-legged by him, he told me I was leaving the foot out with too little weight on it. I'm sure I can give much more pertinent details when I get a little better at wrestling..

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You inspired me to try as well! I'm going to my local club on Monday :) I'll write a report as well, if I'm physically able to.

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awesome! Just don't go too hard. Adrenaline really does take away all the fatigue (which will come crashing into your body the next 4 or 5 days).

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