The Art of SUMO: Photography by Tomoki Momozono

Art of SUMO


Sumo (相撲 sumō?) is a competitive full-contact sport where a wrestler (rikishi) attempts to force another wrestler out of a circular ring (dohyō) or to touch the ground with anything other than the soles of the feet. The sport originated in Japan, the only country where it is practiced professionally. It is generally considered to be a gendai budō (a modern Japanese martial art), though this definition is incorrect as the sport has a history spanning many centuries.


Many ancient traditions have been preserved in sumo, and even today the sport includes many ritual elements, such as the use of salt purification, from the days when sumo was used in the Shinto religion. Life as a rikishi is highly regimented, with rules laid down by the Sumo Association. Most sumo wrestlers are required to live in communal "sumo training stables" known in Japanese as heya where all aspects of their daily lives—from meals to their manner of dress—are dictated by strict tradition.

















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Fedor Emelianenko the Man the Myth the Math

MMA’s Most EPIC Fighter Fedor Emelianenko

File:Emelianenko.pngFedor Emelianenko has become a legend, well beyond the MMA fame most commonly known. Fedor’s career spans well over a decade, amazingly full of undefeated victories. If ever a fighter could be called epic, Fedor Emelianenko is he, and he has the stats to prove it.

Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko (Russian: Фёдор Владимирович Емельяненко, tr. Fyodor Vladimirovich Yemelyanenko, IPA: [ˈfʲɵdər vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪʨ jɪmʲɪlʲˈjanʲɪnkə]) (born September 28, 1976) is a Russian heavyweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is the current World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts (WAMMA) Heavyweight Champion and the last holder of the Pride Heavyweight Championship. He has won numerous tournaments and accolades in multiple sports, most notably the Pride 2004 Grand Prix and the World Combat Sambo championship on four occasions, as well as medaling in the Russian national Judo championship.

Emelianenko has been universally considered the best heavyweight fighter in the world

Mixed Martial Arts Record and Championships

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Brazil Fabricio Werdum Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum June 26, 2010 United States San Jose, California, U.S. For The WAMMA World Heavyweight Championship
Win 32–1 (1) United States RogersBrett Rogers TKO (Punches) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers 02009-11-07 November 7, 2009 2 1:48 United States Hoffman Estates, Illinois Defended The WAMMA World Heavyweight Championship
Win 31–1 (1) Belarus ArlovskiAndrei Arlovski KO (Punch) Affliction: Day of Reckoning 02009-01-24 January 24, 2009 1 3:14 United States Anaheim, California Defended The WAMMA World Heavyweight Championship
Win 30–1 (1) United States SylviaTim Sylvia Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Affliction: Banned 02008-07-19 July 19, 2008 1 0:36 United States Anaheim, California Won the first WAMMA World Heavyweight Championship
Win 29–1 (1) South Korea ChoiHong-Man Choi Submission (Armbar) Yarennoka! 02007-12-31 December 31, 2007 1 1:54 Japan Saitama, Japan
Win 28–1 (1) United States LindlandMatt Lindland Submission (Armbar) BodogFight – Clash of the Nations 02007-04-14 April 14, 2007 1 2:58 Russia St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 27–1 (1) New Zealand HuntMark Hunt Submission (Kimura) Pride Shockwave 2006 02006-12-31 December 31, 2006 1 8:16 Japan Saitama, Japan Defended Pride Heavyweight Championship
Win 26–1 (1) United States Coleman 2Mark Coleman Submission (Armbar) Pride 32: The Real Deal 02006-10-21 October 21, 2006 2 1:16 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 25–1 (1) Brazil Melvin ManhoefZuluzinho Submission (Strikes) Pride Shockwave 2005 02005-12-31 December 31, 2005 1 0:26 Japan Saitama, Japan
Win 24–1 (1) Croatia FilipovićMirko Filipović Decision (Unanimous) Pride Final Conflict 2005 02005-08-28 August 28, 2005 3 5:00 Japan Saitama, Japan Defended Pride Heavyweight Championship
Win 23–1 (1) Japan Kohsaka 2Tsuyoshi Kohsaka TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Pride Bushido 6 02005-04-03 April 3, 2005 1 10:00 Japan Yokohama, Japan
Win 22–1 (1) Brazil Nogueira 3Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Decision (Unanimous) Pride Shockwave 2004 02004-12-31 December 31, 2004 3 5:00 Japan Saitama, Japan For Unified Pride Heavyweight Championship; Won 2004 Pride Heavyweight Grand Prix Final
zNC 21–1 (1) Brazil Nogueira 2Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira No Contest (Accidental Headbutt) Pride Final Conflict 2004 02004-08-15 August 15, 2004 1 3:52 Japan Saitama, Japan Pride 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix Final
Win 21–1 Japan OgawaNaoya Ogawa Submission (Armbar) Pride Final Conflict 2004 02004-08-14 August 14, 2004August 15, 2004 1 0:54 Japan Saitinokiama, Japan Pride 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinal
Win 20–1 United States RandlemanKevin Randleman Submission (Kimura) Pride Critical Countdown 2004 02004-06-20 June 20, 2004 1 1:33 Japan Saitama, Japan Pride 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal
Win 19–1 United States Coleman 1Mark Coleman Submission (Armbar) Pride Total Elimination 2004 02004-04-25 April 25, 2004 1 2:11 Japan Saitama, Japan. Pride 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix Opening Round
Win 18–1 Japan NagataYuji Nagata TKO (Strikes) Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 02003-12-31 December 31, 2003 1 1:02 Japan Kobe, Japan
Win 17–1 Trinidad and Tobago GoodridgeGary Goodridge TKO (Soccer Kicks and Punches) Pride Total Elimination 2003 02003-08-10 August 10, 2003 1 1:09 Japan Saitama, Japan
Win 16–1 Japan FujitaKazuyuki Fujita Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Pride 26: Bad to the Bone 02003-06-08 June 8, 2003 1 4:17 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win 15–1 Lithuania ValaviciusEgidijus Valavicius Submission (Kimura) RINGS Lithuania – Bushido Rings 7: Adrenalinas 02003-04-05 April 5, 2003 2 1:11 Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 14–1 Brazil Nogueira 1Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Decision (Unanimous) Pride 25: Body Blow 02003-03-16 March 16, 2003 3 5:00 Japan Yokohama, Japan Won Pride Heavyweight Championship
Win 13–1 United States HerringHeath Herring TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Pride 23: Championship Chaos 2 02002-11-24 November 24, 2002 1 10:00 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win 12–1 Netherlands SchiltSemmy Schilt Decision (Unanimous) Pride 21: Demolition 02002-06-23 June 23, 2002 3 5:00 Japan Saitama, Japan Pride Fighting Championships debut
Win 11–1 Australia HasemanChris Haseman TKO (Lost Points) Rings – World Title Series Grand Final 02002-02-15 February 15, 2002 1 2:50 Japan Yokohama, Japan Won Rings Absolute Class Tournament
Win 10-1 United Kingdom HasdellLee Hasdell Submission (Guillotine Choke) Rings – World Title Series 5 02001-12-21 December 21, 2001 1 4:10 Japan Yokohama, Japan Rings Absolute Class Tournament Semifinal
Win 9–1 Japan YanagisawaRyushi Yanagisawa Decision (Unanimous) Rings – World Title Series 4 02001-10-20 October 20, 2001 3 5:00 Japan Tokyo, Japan Rings Absolute Class Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 8–1 United States HoffmanBobby Hoffman TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Rings – 10th Anniversary 02001-08-11 August 11, 2001 1 0:00 Japan Tokyo, Japan Rings Heavyweight Class Tournament Final; Won World Heavyweight Class Championship
Win 7–1 Brazil SobralRenato Sobral Decision (Unanimous) Rings – 10th Anniversary 02001-08-11 August 11, 2001 2 5:00 Japan Tokyo, Japan Rings Heavyweight Class Tournament Semifinal
Win 6–1 United States SchallKerry Schall Submission (Armbar) Rings – World Title Series 1 02001-04-20 April 20, 2001 1 1:47 Japan Tokyo, Japan Rings Heavyweight Class Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 5–1 Bulgaria ApostolovMihail Apostolov Submission (Choke) Rings Russia – Russia vs. Bulgaria 02001-04-06 April 6, 2001 1 1:03 Russia Yekaterinburg, Russia
Loss 4–1 Japan Kohsaka 2Tsuyoshi Kohsaka TKO (Cut) Rings – King of Kings 2000 Block B 02000-12-22 December 22, 2000 1 0:17 Japan Osaka, Japan Illegal elbow strike caused cut; King of Kings 2000 Tournament 2nd Round
Win 4–0 Brazil AronaRicardo Arona Decision (Unanimous) Rings – King of Kings 2000 Block B 02000-12-21 December 21, 2000December 22, 2000 3 5:00 Japan Osaka, Japan King of Kings 2000 Tournament 1st Round
Win 3–0 Japan TakadaHiroya Takada KO (Strikes) Rings – Battle Genesis Vol. 6 02000-09-05 September 5, 2000 1 0:12 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–0 Georgia (country) LagvilavaLevon Lagvilava Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Rings – Russia vs. Georgia 02000-08-16 August 16, 2000 1 7:24 Russia Tula, Russia
Win 1–0 Bulgaria LazarovMartin Lazarov Submission (Guillotine Choke) Rings – Russia vs. Bulgaria 02000-05-21 May 21, 2000 1 2:24 Russia Ekaterinburg, Russia MMA debut


Mixed Martial Arts

Status Date Championship Weight Location
Champion July 19, 2008–present WAMMA World Heavyweight Championship Heavyweight Anaheim, California, U.S.
Champion March 16, 2003 – c. March 2007 Pride World Heavyweight Championship Heavyweight Yokohama, Japan
Winner 2004 Pride Grand Prix Tournament Heavyweight Saitama, Japan
Winner 2002 Rings Absolute Class Tournament Open Weight Yokohama, Japan
Winner 2001 Rings Heavyweight Class Tournament Heavyweight Tokyo, Japan

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Status Date Championship Weight Location
7th April 1, 2000 Dutch Grand Prix 100 kg (220 lb) Rotterdam, Netherlands
3rd February 7, 1999 Sofia Liberation A-Team 100 kg (220 lb) Sofia, Bulgaria
3rd January 24, 1999 Moscow International Tournament 100 kg (220 lb) Moscow, Russia
3rd December 5, 1998 Russian National Championships Open weight Kstovo, Russia
Winner 1997 Russian National Championships 100 kg (220 lb) Kursk, Russia



Status Date Championship Weight Location
Winner 2009 Russian Combat Sambo Championship 100 kg (220 lb)+ Kstovo, Russia
3rd 2008 World Combat Sambo Championships Heavyweight Prague, Czech Republic
Winner 2008 Russian Combat Sambo Championship 100 kg (220 lb)+ St. Petersburg, Russia
Winner 2007 World Combat Sambo Championships Open weight Prague, Czech Republic
Winner 2007 Russian Combat Sambo Championships Buryat Republic, Russia
Winner 2006 Russian Combat Sambo Championships Buryat Republic, Russia
Winner 2005 World Combat Sambo Championships Heavyweight Prague, Czech Republic
Winner 2002 World Combat Sambo Championships Open weight Panama City, Panama
Winner 2002 World Combat Sambo Championships Heavyweight Thessaloniki, Greece
Winner 2002 Russian Combat Sambo Championships Moscow, Russia
3rd 2000 Russian Combat Sambo Championships Orenburg, Russia
Winner 1998 Russian Armed Forces Combat Sambo Championships Russia
2nd 1998 Russian Armed Forces Combat Sambo Championships Open weight Russia
3rd 1998 Russian Combat Sambo Championships Kaliningrad, Russia
Winner 1997 European Combat Sambo Championships Tbilisi, Georgia
Winner 1997 Russian Combat Sambo Championships St. Petersburg, Russia


Now the only thing missing is epic beard man for his ringman and it’s all over.

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Rock Climbing or Mountaineering it Still Rocks! (21 Photos)

Rock climbing was an important part of Victorian mountaineering in the Alps, but it’s generally considered the sport of rock climbing began in the last quarter of the nineteenth century in various parts of Europe. Most climbing done in modern times is free climbing, as opposed to aid climbing, the gear-dependent form of climbing that dominated the sport’s earlier days…






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Free climbing has since been divided into several sub-styles of climbing dependent on belay rigging. Over time, grading systems have also been created in order to more accurately compare the relative difficulties. If a hardcore sport workout outdoors is your cup of tea. Get high on some rock and send us your pics :) 

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How Parkour Works: a Traceurs Freerunning Moves Explained


Parkour is as moldable as a traceur’s creativity and physical capabilities allow. For many traceurs, parkour is a gateway to freedom from social constraints as they “free their minds” from society’s messages of how public spaces and their body are to be used. The fact that no equipment other than a pair of trainers and an open mind are needed makes it all instantly accessible. With that said, the number of possible movements is endless, but here are the basics:

Parkour Cat Leap

catleap_thumb This move consists of running and leaping from a take off point. Before leaping, the traceur spots where his hands will grab hold of the wall. He launches from the take-off point at a 45-degree angle. As he approaches, he moves his body into landing position that appears as if he’s almost sitting in mid air. With legs bent to absorb shock, the traceur makes impact and grabs hold of the ledge while his feet grip the wall. From there, the traceur bends his knees for the power to push up and climb over the ledge.

Parkour Roll

roll_thumb Landing from a jump, when the traceur is traveling forward, he lands and bends his knees to absorb the impact. As he does this, he uses the forward momentum to go into a roll over his shoulder to transfer the shock of the landing. He places his hands on one side of his head to ensure minimal impact between his shoulder and the ground and, in the meantime, protects his head. The momentum of the jump enables him to land, roll and continue moving so that he is back on in his feet and in a running position. He does all of this in one fluid movement.

Parkour Precision Jump

running-precision The traceur balances on the edge of a wall, rail or roof, and spots his landing point. After sizing up the distance, he leans toward his landing point while bending the knees. As he jumps, his arms go up and he straightens his body. As he approaches the landing point, the traceur brings his legs forward to make contact while his descending arms provide necessary counterbalance. Upon landing, he bends his knees to slow down and makes a precise jump from point to point.

Parkour Kong Vault

kingkong_thumb Traceurs use this move to propel themselves over a wall when running toward it. The traceur jumps with a good amount of space between him and the wall, and stretches toward it, planting his hands. By this time, he has made his legs parallel to the ground. As his legs catch up with the rest of his body, he uses his arms to catapult him forward. Before landing, the traceur makes sure his posture is correct and spots where he’ll finish the move with either a roll (if executing from height) or will carry on running (if the move is executed at a low level).

Parkour Speed Vault

speedvault This move allows traceurs to launch over a wall without compromising speed. As the traceur approaches the wall, he lays one hand down and leans sideways as he jumps. His hand briefly touches the wall to keep himself stable, he completes the jump and continues running without any break in momentum.

sources: howstuffworks & deviantart

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Terminal Tug of War: Mans Arm Totally Torn Off

We have probably all played a game of ‘Tug of War’ in our time. You always hear or make jokes about this same thing, but it never really happens… or does it?

[Warning Graphic Video Tug-o-War Dismemberment]


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