Is sumo wrestling exciting?
It can be very exciting watching the two wrestlers attempting to take each other out.
There is no one person who is recorded as the inventor of sumo wrestling, as it is an ancient Japanese sport that traces back centuries with no record of its originators. Professional sumo, which can still be seen today, can trace its roots back to the Edo Period in Japan's history, which lasted from 1603 to 1868. The first professional sumo tournaments were held in 1684. It is believed that professional sumo wrestling came about…
Sumo (pron. su-moh) wrestling originated in Japan as a ritual ceremony to the gods of good harvest. It is said that the Japanese people came about through the outcome of a Sumo contest between the gods. Sumo gained the patronage of the Imperial Court in the 8th century and never lost popularity. In the days of the Shogun and the Samurai, Sumo was used for its military usefulness and Jujitu was developed from it.