John Jacques: Roots of American Sumo The Father of American Sumo (read PDF instead) My body lay sprawled out atop a mattress in a guestroom far away from where I live.  This is my 12th, and final, day in Oahu, Hawaii.  Right outside the window to the East the repetition of Pacific Ocean waves reflect …

Grueling training key to sumo transcendence by John Gunning for japantimes.co.jp The sport of sumo manages to achieve with one circle what Dante Alighieri needed nine to describe. Indeed, the only people who don’t think sumo training is hell are those that have never set foot inside a ring. Keiko, as sumo practice is known, …