TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SoftBank Mobile Corp. (“SoftBank Mobile”), released a Web-only video entitled, "The Forbidden 49th Sumo Technique". The video has exceeded 100,000 plays in the week since its launch.
There are 48 finishing moves in sumo, Japan's national sport. The new video unveils the new, 49th maneuver.
The newly captured move features the wrestler splitting in two to confuse the opponent, throwing the opponent high in the air, almost simultaneously slamming him down, and then powerfully thrusting.
The YouTube video is here.
Sumo is a sport that is performed inside a ring. Grapplers push and throw their opponents, and the match is decided when one participant touches the dirt with a body part other than his feet or is driven out of the ring. Traditionally, there are said to be 48 finishing maneuvers in the sport but the actual number is now up to 82. However, the number 48 has a historical meaning, being a number that implies many of a good thing. The new fictional maneuver is "Forbidden" in that it was not included in the original 48.
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