View Full Version : Sumai--dead art, or still practiced?

Nanban Bushi
12th October 2005, 21:02
When outlining the battlefield grappling arts of the feudal bushi, two terms constantly come up--yoroi kumi-uchi and the more combative precursor of sumo, known as sumai. I know that kumi-uchi is still practiced today, but what about sumai? If it still exists as a living tradition, how does it specifically differ from sumo?