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Why can’t rikishi drive?

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How long has this been a rule? Can rikishi drive after they retire, if they are still involved in sumo? What is the reason behind this rule?

My kids and i are very curious about this, so thank you for any insight!

thanks,

josh

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This way old thread probably covers most of the backstory:


(Just for clarification, the driving ban wasn't dropped after that.)

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Why can’t rikishi drive?

Their big belly gets in the way of their swing causing them to take the golf club away in a round a bout manner, slowing their swing down and reducing speed and distance. It's also causes more errant swings due to the angle. 

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As long as this rule is applied, we'll sadly never see a german on the dohyo :'-(

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