Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sumo silliness

Some of the featured entertainment at the annual Nuyorican Poets Cafe block party this last Saturday was sumo wrestling.  It doesn't get much sillier than this.

Sumo wrestling in the East Village

Each pair of wrestlers had three chances to force their opponent off the mat, as seen in the video below.  The best part was how helpless the wrestlers were when they tipped over, like giant grubs.

Tipping the opponent over is not enough, they must step off - or in this case, get rolled off - the mat. It's not as easy as it sounds.

And here we have two enthusiastic challengers.  The winner is not always obvious...

Smiles and laughter all around.

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