Sumo is perhaps one of the most underrated martial arts today. Maybe because it’s essentially used exclusively in it’s own sport. It’s very rare you see a mixed martial artist or otherwise with a sumo base, or even sumo experience.
Nonetheless, sumo is a highly physical full contact sport, and a dangerous one. Perhaps the fact there’s limited striking and also less coverage makes it a far less followed sport worldwide.
Displaying exactly why sumo is legitimately dangerous, today’s video is gnarly. With a huge amount of force, this sumo wrestlers knocks his opponent silly with a single blow. These are big dudes, and if they connect it’s over.
Watch on the Youtube player below, as the sumo wrestler scores a harrowing knockout: